HP Pavilion 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA

Stadium Review
The San Jose Arena opened in 1993 and is home to the NHLís San Jose Sharks. It is also the venue for the SAP Open on the menís professional tennis tour held annually in February.

The arena hosted the NHL Western Conference Finals in 2004 and the NHL All-Star Game on January 18, 1997.

In addition, the arena hosted the 1996 United States Figure Skating Championships, the 1999 NCAA Womenís Basketball Tournament Final Four, ArenaBowl XVI (August 18, 2002), the 2007 NCAA Menís Basketball Tournament West Regional, the 2007 USA Gymnastics Visa Championships and the 2010 NCAA Menís Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds.

HP Pavilion has a limited number of parking places which are reserved for parking passes. There are a number of independent parking lots in downtown San Jose that are within a reasonable walking distance to the arena. Obviously the further you park away the cheaper parking becomes.

Public Transportation
If you are coming from San Francisco or the Peninsula consider taking Caltrain which stops within one block of the arena.

Location of Ticket Scalpers
Ticket scalpers tend to congregate underneath the Guadalupe Pkwy viaduct along Santa Clara St.

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Recommended Restaurants
A. Paolo's Restaurant 333 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 294-2558
B. Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar 185 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 971-1700
C. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 33 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 294-8585
Recommended Bars
D. Teske's Germania Restaurant and Beer Garden 255 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 292-0291
E. Henry's World Famous Hi-Life 301 West Saint John Street, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 295-5414
F. Britannia Arms Downtown 173 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 278-1400