SAP Center (formerly Hewlett Packard HP Pavilion)
The Hewlett Packard HP Pavilion in San Jose is located 525 West Santa Clara Street just off of Route 87. It's the home to the San Jose Sharks hockey team known to locals as The Shark Tank or just The Tank andplays host to NCAA college basketball games, concerts and much more. It first opened as the San Jose Arena in September 1993. Sponsorship for the arena changed the name in 2001 to the Compaq Center at San Jose.
Hewlett Packard HP Pavilion as a seating capacity of over 17,500 fans for hockey games and 18,500 for basketball games.
You can get in to watch the pre-game warm-ups, check out the eats and roam around the inside of the arena 75 minutes before the opneing puck drops. If you'd rather hand out outside the arena, you can take in some of the music and entertainment that greets the fans.
You can also eat at The Grill at HP Pavilion at San Jose. You will need a game ticket to eat here before the game, too. If you'd like to make a reservation, call the restaurant at call 408-999-6800.
If you have kids that you want to bring with you to the Hewlett Packard HP Pavilion, if they're 23 months old or older, they'll need to have a ticket to get in.
Coming in from out of town and need a place to stay? Check here to find the hotels near HP Pavilion. You'll find a map with the location of the arena and where all of the hotels are located nearby.
Custom Jersey Workshop
Want to be dressed like the Sharks or one of the other super fans? You're in luck, even if you didn't come that way to the HP Pavilion San Jose. There is a workshop located on the outer concourse where you can get your own jersey.
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The concessions offering a lot of standard stadium fare, including hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza (from Amici's East Coast Pizzeria), nachos (a fan favorite), pretzels, popcorn and ice cream at Classix. If you're looking for something different try Armadillo Willy's BBQ or new in 2013 is Le Bourlanger (the Baker) for patisseries and panetterias.
If attending a hockey just isn't complete without having a beer, you'll find draft, domestic, imported and microbrews at the HP Pavilion San Jose.
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