Parking at SAP Center for the San Jose Sharks
SAP Center (formerly known as San Jose Arena) is home to the NHL San Jose Sharks and AHL San Jose Barracuda teams. The arena’s address out in the bay area sits at 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113. In addition to hockey games, you can find many concerts at the arena year round. Here are the parking tips for this venue!
How Much is SAP Center Parking?
If you plan to park in the SAP Center parking lots, you can expect to pay $15. There are over 6,000 parking spots in a 1/2 mile radius around the venue for fans to check use for parking. Parking lots open up 2.5 hours before San Jose Sharks games. Fans can use SpotHero above to find cheap parking near SAP Center before their visit.
SAP Center Handicap Parking Spots
There are ADA parking spaces available for fans to use at both parking lot entrances at the stadium. Guests will need to show a valid handicap parking pass along with valid placard to park in these spaces. Parking attendants can help direct you to where you should park if there are any questions. Finally, ADA parking is first come first serve, so reserve your parking space above using SpotHero.
Can you Tailgate at the Stadium?
There is no tailgating in the parking lots at the venue, but there are plenty of bars around to visit before a game. Some bars include Patty’s Inn, Firehouse Number 1, and Britannia Arms. Finally, fans also like to visit SP2 Communal Bar and Restaurant, O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub, and Rookies Sports Lodge before and after a hockey game.
Check out the SAP Center Food guide!
Should I Take Public Transportation?
One popular way fans get to and from the arena is by bicycle. In addition to cycling, you can also use the VTA Light Rail to get to and from the game as another public transportation option. The nearest light rail station is at Diridon Station and on San Fernando Street at Delmas Avenue. Finally, fans also use Uber and Lyft to get to and from the arena.
Popular NHL Matches for the San Jose Sharks
San Jose Shark hockey games are exciting to catch if you are in the area. Expect more fan interest when the Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Dallas Stars visit. Other big Sharks games include Vegas Golden Knights, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Arizona Coyotes, and Anaheim Ducks. Preseason games against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, and New Jersey Devils can also draw in many fans.
Popular AHL Matches for the San Jose Barracuda
Catching a minor league hockey can be fun and more budget-friendly for families than a NHL game. Expect more fan interest when the Colorado Eagles, San Diego Gulls, Tucson Roadrunners visit. Other popular AHL games include Ontario Reign, Bakersfield Condors, and Stockton Heat visit.
Popular SAP Center Upcoming Events
Many events take place at the hockey arena year-round for fans to enjoy. Some concerts include Harry Styles, Andrea Bocelli, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Poptopia, Silent Night with Mumford and Sons, and Miranda Lambert Wildcard Tour. Other events at the venue include the Harlem Globetrotters, Stars on Ice, Disney on Ice, and Unleash the Power Within.
Finally, Levi’s Stadium sits fairly close to this arena where the San Francisco 49ers play football. If you are looking for Levi’s Stadium parking, you can visit that link.