Originally known as San Jose Arena and the HP Pavilion at San Jose, the SAP Center at San Jose is an indoor arena in San Jose, California. Its major tenant is the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks, for whom the arena has earned the moniker “The Shark Tank.” Plans for a San Jose arena began in the mid-1980s, when Fund Arena Now was founded by a group of local residents (FAN).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAP_Center

The SAP Center sold the most number of tickets (633,435) in 2006 to non-sporting events of any facility in the Western United States, and the fourth most in the world, after Madison Square Garden in New York City (US), Manchester Arena in Manchester (UK), and Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (CAN) (Canada).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAP_Center


The stadium hosted several US Championships Competitions and games such as:

  • United States Figure Skating Championships in 1996
  • 47th National Hockey League All-Star Game in 1997
  • NCAA Women’s Final Four in1999
  • ArenaBowl XVI in 2002
  • USA Gymnastics Visa Championships in 200
  • UFC 139 on November 19, 2011
  • Intel Extreme Masters Season IX – San Jose in 2014 
  • Intel Extreme Masters Season X – San Jose in 2015
  • Games 3, 4, and 6 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals
  • USA Gymnastics Olympic Trials in 2012 and 2016
  • West Regional semifinals and championship games in 2002, 2007
  • NCAA men’s basketball championships in 2017
  • Opening and Closing rounds of 2010, 2013, and 2019 tournaments.

Before Super Bowl 50 in neighboring Santa Clara, the arena hosted event-related media events.



SAP Center at San Jose

525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113, United States
Phone: 408-287-7070
Get on CA-87
2 min (0.5 mi)
Continue on CA-87 to Blossom Hill Rd. Take exit 4 from CA-85 S
8 min (7.0 mi)

Drive to your destination – Silicon Valley Dental Center 2 min (0.7 mi)