San Jose Sharks
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- San Jose SharksMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2
Formerly HP Pavilion, SAP Center holds about 17,000 people for SJ Sharks games. Doors open about 2 hours before the puck drops. There are parking lots close to the Center, but you have to pay. Watching a Sharks game here is great. The fans really get into it here. The food selection has improved with choices such as Amici, Armadillo Willy's (BBQ), and Pasta Pomodoro. Always a fun time at the Tank.
- San Jose SharksMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFoodies
The San Jose Sharks are the NHL affiliate playing out here. Great team that underachieves yearly but has some of the best fans in the league for a city that has seen snow once since the 1970s. Seats are close to the ice so you get a great experience.
- San Jose SharksMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to Review
I love watching hockey. Live is best, but TV is great too, especially if you happen to be in Canada during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Whether it's Calgary, Edmonton, or even Medicine Hat, it's not hard to find a big screen and a big game under Don Cherry's expert and blunt guidance. I have also been to an NHL game in Canada (the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place) and the game excitement and knowledge is truly a step above what I'm used to in the good old US of A.
I also grew up in NW Iowa and going to Minneapolis to watch the old Minnesota North Stars was an annual family tradition. However, both my brother and I were more than a little "disappointed" when the team moved to Dallas. Since that time, I've gravitated towards the Sharks, who were initially seeded with a few North Stars players who I got to watch the first season at the Cow Palace. My brother gave up on the NHL entirely and is now a rabid college hockey fan. Think Golden Gophers.
Hockey keeps my son's attention better than basketball or baseball. Despite some protest he stayed the whole game, whereas I'm lucky to get him past the 4th inning at either ATT or the Colliseum.
The Tank really is a nice house to play hockey. The place is clean, staff is friendly, food selection and pricing is OK, and the video/sound selections in the arena can be rocking! The arena is also easy to find and escape after the game, especially if you're lucky enough to find the free parking in the Stockton street area. The only thing I don't like is the having to sit back in your chair and not lean in (so as not to block the view of the guys in back).Recommended for: