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“Never had a bad seat here”
Review of SAP Center

SAP Center
Ranked #6 of 136 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Fun venue for sporting events (GO SHARKS!) and concerts. Near San Pedro Square so lots of dining options before or after the event.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The 'Tank' is a great place for sports, especially the San Jose Sharks. Very loud and fun watching hockey games!!
For concerts, it's OK, but has a but too much echo. But still a decent concert venue, as you can see the stage from any seat.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I was there April 1st with friends watching the Sharks play the Edmonton Oilers. It was a great game. This was not my first visit, I have attended concerts, and other events there as well. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Fay S
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Here in the Bay Area, we think of this locale as the 'Shark Tank' - but it is an excellent, multi-purpose venue. I was there for the 1st time last weekend for the Stars on Ice figure skating show which was very good. There is not a bad seat in the house! The seats were well sized, comfortable and it was scrupulously clean no matter where you went - restrooms included. Additionally, the staff is attentive and kind. Several members of our party were challenged by the flights of shallow stairs going to and from the seats. Staff members noticing this took it upon themselves to direct our friends to accessible seating on the floor. Fortunately there were extra seats available. And, there was no extra charge for this incredible courtesy and superior seating. The only real drawback to this venue is the following: you enter from street level and go up some stairs, an escalator or an elevator to the top of the stadium seating - at roughly row # 30. You then walk down to your seats. Ours were at row #14. The good news is that there is a strong railing running down the middle of the stairs and it has 2 horizontal bars for folks of different heights. But - if you have vertigo or trouble maneuvering steps - you will want to make other seating arrangements in advance. You can do so by calling or selecting the appropriate options on the website. BTW - the 'Gallery God' seating is even higher than row #30 and requires the elevator or more stairs. But, I have assumed this is of interest only to more robust or fearless folks. There are many food choices for sporting events - but not so much for some other events. The time people spend at this location for an ice show, for example, does not justify the expense of opening when compared to a hockey game. That said - there is a Togo's, a snack place with hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, chips. candy. cold drinks etc. [sometimes just for short events], plus Panda Chinese cuisine, Gordon Biersch Brew Pub, Round Table Pizza, Subway and Armadillo Willy's BBQ [sometimes just for longer events]. Thus there is often both adult fare as well as kid friendly stuff. You can find out ahead of time. There are also programs for purchase and a store area to buy souvenirs. You can expect to pay $4.50 for a bottle of water or a fountain drink such as Coke, Pepsi, etc. There are no food or drink bargains here. But, honestly - this is the worst I can say. The stadium is built in an oval which you can circumnavigate to get your exercise. The food stalls often have more than one location along the perimeter and there are plenty of restrooms. There is parking across the street and elsewhere in the neighborhood - none free that I saw in the lots or on the street. You can also use public transportation. You can see where the parking lots are by going to the SAP Center website. In summary - you'll have some good, clean fun at this venue.

3  Thank bb0314
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Food was standard as was the selection of drinks.gave it a walk around and expected more since it was the biggest area next to 'silicon valley'. meh. The Staples center, MSG and even Phoenix had better food & drink offerings. They need to kick it up a notch.

Thank get5150
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