In 1988, local voters elected to build a new multi-purpose sports and entertainment center in downtown San Jose. Five years and $162.5 million later, the result was HP Pavilion, a world-class facility on a 17-acre site that provides a venue for major league sports, concerts, family attractions and community events of all kinds. It is perhaps best known around the country as the home of the San Jose Sharks, the city's National Hockey League franchise.
Befitting a modern building that bears the name of a Silicon Valley high-tech firm, the HP Pavilion is a showcase of architectural design and technological innovation. Its ten-story stainless steel façade and glass pyramid entryway make the structure a true landmark. Inside, it features state-of-the-art acoustics and leading-edge seismic engineering. The seating capacity is 16,000~20,000, depending on the activity conducted. Since 1993, it has hosted more than 2,400 events with a total attendance of over 20 million guests.
The HP Pavilion is located downtown at West Santa Clara Street and Autumn Street. The address is 525 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, California 95113-1500. More than 6,000 parking spaces are located within half a mile, including 1,500 spaces in the on-site parking lot. Charges range from $10 to $20 per vehicle for most events.