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“Excellent Facility for the Rihanna Concert” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of SAP Center

SAP Center
Ranked #6 of 132 things to do in San Jose
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Sacramento, CA
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Facility for the Rihanna Concert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Clean and attractive facility. Loved the access to light rail, however the concert ran late and the trains quit running before we got out. Big problem finding a cab with all those people wanting them at the same time.

Visited April 2013
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San Jose, California
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43 reviews
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“Sound system is not very good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I have been to the Pavilion for various events. No complaints about Sharks games, circuses, tennis and ice-skating events. Very versatile facility. But the concerts that I have seen there have all had one thing in common: the sound system was bad. It is too loud and fuzzy. Can't understand the words! And I often have needed earplugs. This isn't the way a concert hall should be.

Visited July 2012
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Saint Louis
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Close the bathrooms??!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Went here for the first session (two games) of March Madness on March 21, 2013. Near the end of the second game went to use the men's restroom and discovered numerous other men being prohibited from entering it. I understand that they have to prepare the facility for the next game session, but close the bathrooms: REALLY??!!
Oh, and the concesseions closed before the end of the game also.

Visited March 2013
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San Jose, California
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413 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Great Place to See Sports, Not Good Place to "Hear" Concerts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

The HP Pavilion is excellent for seeing sports, especially the San Jose Sharks Hockey, also great place to see indoor Football (SJ Sabercats) and get close to the action, maybe even get a football to keep. The people and ushers are usually always good for any event, however have been to several concerts and the sound and acoustics have not been very good .... believe the HP Pavilion is better than many arena's, and like it much better than Oakland Arena.

Visited February 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice Venue for Sporting Events”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

A well-kept center for sports and other entertainment activities. Pretty good food selection (although at the usual high prices for an arena). Convenient location in near downtown San Jose.

Visited March 2013
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