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SAP Center at San Jose

525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, California, 95113
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SAP Center at San Jose

Hosting over 150 thrilling events each year, this sate-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue (formerly known as HP Pavilion) is the perfect place to see a NHL hockey game, big-name concert, or family-friendly show. The SAP Center is home to Arena Football's SaberCats and the San Jose Sharks who heat up the ice with each exciting goal they score. Music fans love the award-winning artists that take the stage like Josh Groban and Kanye West, and kids go wild for annual outings like Disney on Ice.


Hours -

open only during events

Prices -

$35 and up for hockey, other events vary


  • NHL Hockey
  • Top Concerts
  • Family-Friendly Shows


  • Watch Professional Hockey
  • Dining & Drinking
  • Shop for Souvenirs
  • Family Fun

Spending money during events

Come prepared with plenty of money to have some tasty snacks like nachos and hot dogs, but also don’t forget to bring home some souvenirs! There are pro shops located throughout the arena, so you can pick up an official NHL jersey or cool t-shirt of your favorite performer. There are three ATMs if you forget to bring cash, and most vendors take credit cards.

Parking near the arena

Driving to SAP Center San Jose is easy thanks to plenty of parking within a half mile radius of the entrances. Prices vary but if you buy online in advance you can find deals for as low as $7 per space.


  • Are there sit-down restaurants inside the arena?

    Yes. It’s easy to each a delicious meal when you go to an event at the SAP Center. The Grill is open for all Sharks and SaberCats games and is usually available during big concerts. They serve upscale American comfort food with a global twist along with a wide range of craft beers, boutique wines, and special cocktails. The menu changes monthly, so there’s always something new to try. Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s best to call 408-999-6800 to get more information and to make reservations ahead of time.
  • Is there nearby public transportation?

    Just across the street is San Jose Diridon Station, a transit hub connecting San Jose to the entire Bay Area. Visitors can catch the Caltrain, regional buses, or the The Vasona Light Rai north to Mountain View. Just note, the last Caltrain departs Diridon Station at 10:30pm on Monday-Saturday and at 9pm on Sundays. They may hold the train for up to 15 minutes for Sharks games, but they do not alter the schedule for concerts.

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