With a unique design and multiple wins for Pollstar magazine’s “Arena of the Year” award, San Jose’s SAP Center is almost worth the trip just to get a look at it. It’s an added bonus that events there are top-notch too.
Opened in 1993, the SAP Center at San Jose is an indoor arena located in San Jose, California. The SAP Center at San Jose hosts nearly 100 sports games every year, half of which are NHL home team San Jose Sharks games. The SAP Center’s other home team, the AFL San Jose SaberCats, plays several games in the arena each season. While hockey is the primary sport hosted at the SAP Center at San Jose, figure skating championships, gymnastics championships, professional wrestling events, basketball games, arena football games, and MMA competitions account for the remainder of sporting events held at the arena.
The SAP Center at San Jose also hosts about 50 other events per year, including family shows, concerts, and comedy shows. The SAP Center welcomes pop stars like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry as well as Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and Cher. Comedy shows regularly pass through, featuring big-name headliners like Gabriel Iglesias. Family fun is valued at the SAP Center at San Jose, where you’ll get shows like Marvel Universe LIVE!, Stars on Ice, and circus performances are staged there every year. The variety of entertainment at the SAP Center at San Jose makes it a great place to go for sports fans, music fans, comedy fans, and entertainment fans of all ages.? The SAP Center at San Jose, although smaller than other arenas, is widely popular with visitors. For an entire decade, SAP Center at San Jose was included in Pollstar magazine’s Top Five North American and Top Ten World rankings for non-sports event attendance and ticket sales.
The SAP Center at San Jose can seat nearly 18,000 guests in a variety of price ranges and a range of premium, VIP, and goal seats. There are thirteen sections with wheelchair-accessible seating within the arena. Any seat is a good when purchasing Sharks tickets at "The Tank."
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions Parking at the SAP Center at San Jose is easy, with 1,500 SAP Center on-site parking spaces, 500 designated SAP Center off-site parking spaces, and over 6,000 other off-site parking spaces within walking distance of the arena.
San Jose Diridon Station is located across the street from the SAP Center at San Jose, making public transport to and from the arena convenient for guests. Caltrain offers train service to and from the SAP Center at San Jose. Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) and the Valley Transit Authority (VTA) buses run to Diridon Station as well. The VTA Vasona Light Rail stops near the SAP Center at San Jose for another option.