Hp Pavilion Tickets

It was the mid 1980’s when some local San Jose citizens formed a group called Fund Arena Now (FAN) to push the authorities to build an indoor arena in the city. That movement led to the construction of the HP Pavilion, a state of the art multi-purpose arena built in 1993. The arena is also called The Tank or The Shark Tank after an NHL team the San Jose Sharks. HP Pavilion tickets for any event at the arena are easily available for anyone who wants to visit this stunning venue.
The main purpose behind the FAN movement was to give the locals community its own central arena which could host sports, concerts and other major events and kept on pushing the city government to build it. In the late 1980’s their perseverance paid off when the San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery met the group to discuss the possibility of building an arena FAN wanted. The common consensus reached during that meeting was that a chunk of the local taxes will be used to build an arena in the downtown area of San Jose but that measure will have to pass through a vote. The voting came out in favor of the building, later to be named as HP Pavilion, and its construction started in 1991. When Gordon and George Gund heard about a new arena being built they moved their new Bay Area NHL team to San Jose which eventually became the San Jose Sharks.

The construction of the HP Pavilion however wasn’t without its issues. It was scheduled to open in 1992 but during the construction it was discovered that the building wasn’t suitable to hold NHL games and was primarily designed for community events. The major problem was that it didn’t have a press box and luxury suites so a major redesign of the structure was done to take it up to NHL standards. That took another year and the arena opened as the San Jose Arena. The naming rights were sold to Compaq in 2001 so the arena became Compaq Center but when HP bought Compaq in 2002 the name was changed to HP Pavilion after its computer models the Pavilion series. The arena went through substantial upgrade in 2007 which included installation of a new video LED display system centrally hung from the roof and a new state of the art sound system. Another luxury suite was also constructed along with a new video control room. The HP Pavilion is home to San Jose SaberCats of AFL too but the Sharks are the main tenants. The arena has held various events like concerts, WWE shows, tennis tournaments, corporate and community functions etc and holds about one hundred and ninety events every year.

HP Pavilion was built by the fans, for the fans of San Jose through sheer persistence and hard work and that gives it a special place among arenas everywhere. HP Pavilion tickets are made available before an event is scheduled to be held there and it’s an experience worth having in one of the greatest and most famous arenas in the world.

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