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SAP Center Club Seats & Premium Areas

  • BMW Lounge (Sharks Games) - The most exclusive seats at a Sharks game are known as BMW Lounge Seats. Fans will be seated within three rows of the ice and have access to an all-in...
  • Club Seats - The Club Level at SAP Center refers to rows in the lower portion of sections 117-126.Sitting here will always yield outstanding views regardless of t...
  • Penthouse Suites - The Penthouse Suites at SAP Center are a new spacious and luxurious seating option located above sections 207-209. Each semi-private box has four to s...

Best Seats For a Concert at SAP Center

The most common seating layout at SAP Center for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 118, Section 120 and Section 121. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.

view from SAP Center Floor seats
Floor seats - like those in Floor 1 - are among the most sought-after tickets

On the Floor: Sections Floor 1, Floor 2 and Floor 3 are Floor Seats, which offer some of the closest views of the performers. For many concerts, floor sections are added or removed. These performer-specific adjustments may alter the floor layout and the views from each floor section.

To the Side of the Stage: For close views of the stage with a little bit of elevation, consider seats to the side of the stage in Section 101, Section 115 and Section 116. The view is not head-on like on the floor, but many of the seats are closer to the stage, provide better elevation and are actual stadium seats.

head-on concert view at SAP Center
Section 109 offers a comfortable head-on view for end-stage shows

Head-on to the Stage: Seats directly across from the stage, like those in Section 107, Section 109, Section 207 and Section 208 provide the most comfortable looks of the performance.

Even upper level sections offer unobstructed sitelines. Just keep in mind that you won't be able to see as much detail from these seats as you would if you sat closer to the stage.

Consider the Following When Buying Concert Tickets

Seats behind the stage are occassionally sold: Unless your main objective is to just get in the building, you'll want to completely avoid anything behind the stage - like those in/near or above sections Section 118, Section 120, Section 121 and Section 123. It's unlikely the performer will turn around to salute you - and you're more likely to be completely blocked out from seeing the show.

If you're on the shorter side (or bringing kids), consider floor seats only in the first few rows: The most common complaint amongst floor ticketholders is that they can't see the stage because of taller people in front of them. As an alternative, consider side sections near the stage that will still have you close and high enough to see.

Lower level side sections are not created equal: While the side sections closest to the stage are top-notch, side sections farther from the stage may leave you with a cramp in your neck. Sections 102 and 114 are not well-angled towards the stage - leaving you to turn your head for an ideal view. Instead, consider head-on sections in the lower level or even close side seats in the upper level like 216 and 228.

Floor Seats for Concerts

  • Floor Seats - The floor at the SAP Center generally consists of 3 seating sections during a traditional end stage performance. All three sections extend as close a...

Sharks Bench & Visitor Bench

Sharks Bench - The Sharks players sit in front of Section 128

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 102

Shoot Twice Seating for Hockey

The Sharks shoot twice towards the net in front of Sections 102 and 103. Along with nearby sections, these seats will give you the best views of the Sharks as they attack in the first and third periods.

SAP Center Seat Views

Recommended Seats for Great Views

For Sharks Games: Rows 10-16 in Sections 101 and 115

  • Great view from center ice on the lowest level of seating
  • Ideal seating height for being able to see almost every inch of the ice
  • Premium club amenities in the first 16 rows of the section

For Concert: Rows 1-10 in Sections Floor 1, Floor 2 and Floor 3

  • Feels like you are part of the performance
  • Aisles are close for easy-in, easy-out

For Concert: Section 208

  • No obstructed view from taller fans in front of you
  • Elevated seating so the sound set-up is not in your way
  • Less expensive than lower level, but still with a great view

For Concert: Sections 116 and 128

  • Close proximity to the stage
  • Generally less expensive than Floor seats
  • Tiered seating to avoid an obstructed view from taller fans

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Great Views of the Stage.

Recommended Seats for Impressing a Guest

For Sharks Games: Rows 1-16 in Sections 107 and 109

  • Great opportunity for a close view of a Sharks goal
  • In-seat wait service and club lounge access in the first 16 rows

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Impressing a Guest.

Recommended Seats for Kids and Family

For Hockey: Sections 110 and 112

  • Right by a lot concessions, including an ice cream stand
  • Near restrooms, good to be close when you have children
  • Great view of the game

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Kids and Family.

Seating Tips & Advice

  • "Wasted of $900" - Try wasting $900 on four Eagles tix. I have been to 6-7 Eagles concerts, and first bad one. Band some what flat, and the venue was the worst. The promoters has Nazi police making everyone in the front 25 rows sit down most of the time, and if you took a picture, they threatened to turn you in to the San Jose police department. One block head security guard tried to throw a lady in front of us out of the concert for texting. Eagles get an B-, HP Pavilion gets A-, concert promoters and security gets a straight F.

SAP Center Seating Reviews

  • "Venue overall isn't worth the drive, you have to tork your body to the right to see the stage" - - Peter Gabriel & Sting Concert itself was incredible! But it wasn't worth the money ($250). From the ...
    Section 102, Row 24, Seat 3 / Concert Review
  • "Nice View, Seats a tight-squeeze" - - What a great view of the ice and the game! Close to the aisle and exit to get in/out. The only neg...
    Section 215, Row 4, Seats 1-5 / Hockey Review
  • "Some of the best seats in the arena." - - I share season tickets for these seats with some friends. Section 106 is a great section with a grea...
    Section 106, Row 18, Seats 1, 2 / Hockey Review
  • "Can't see the stage background but great seats for the price!" - - These seats are a side view but relatively close. I am 5'10" and the seats are stacked close enough...
    Section 127, Row 17, Seats 5-8 / Concert Review
  • "Close enough to see facial expressions" - - Seats were on left side of the center floor section. Close enough to stage to feel part of the actio...
    Floor 2, Row 17, Seat 14 / Concert Review
  • "Great View! Very Close. Performers Can See You!" - - Aisle seats would have been amazing! NKOTB go into crowd and walk along aisles often throughout the...
    Floor 3, Row 5 / Concert Review
  • "Perfect angle to watch hockey" - - This is the perfect angle to watch hockey from. Scouts and coaches use this angle when watching the...
    Section 205, Row 14, Seats 3-6 / Hockey Review
  • "Great seats for low price!" - - Only complaint is that this row can only be accessed from one side of the section, so you have to sq...
    Section 203, Row 17, Seat 17 / Hockey Review
  • "The Eagles - Feb 21, 2023" - - Seats were okay, but wouldn't reserve in the 200's again. View was fine, but too high up. SAP Center...
    Section 201, Row 13 / Concert Review   Verified Customer
  • "Bryan Adams - Jan 26, 2024" - - Good seats - views were pretty much unobstructed- complaint about floor seating is too tight not eno...
    Floor 1, Row 31 / Concert Review   Verified Customer
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    Venue & Seating Questions

    • What are the handicap sections/seat numbers at the SAP Center?

      Handicap seating is available in row WCA for the following sections: 102, 107, 109, 110, 112, 120, 121, 123, 124, 128, 213, 217, 224, 225 (Row WCA is located at the top of the sections).

      View from Section 107 at the SAP Center
      This is the view from Section 107 at the SAP Center, one of the sections with handicap accessible seating at the back.
    • What is the best way to access the seats on the lower level?

      Entry tunnels are available at the very top of each lower level seating section at the SAP Center. However, if you are sitting in Rows 16 and lower of Sections 101-117 and 126-128 (please note that these are also the Club Seats for Sharks hockey games), you will have access to a closer entry tunnel located just above Row 15.

      These lower entry tunnels lead to the main aisle (located between your section and the neighboring section) in Sections 103-106, 110-113, 117, and 126-127.

      But for the fans sitting in Sections 101-102, 107-109, 114-116, and 128, the lower entry tunnel leads to an additional aisle which runs down the middle of the section, creating additional aisle seats and easier access for fans in Rows 16 and below.

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    • How can we tell if the seat is the first seat in the row at SAP Center?

      You can utilize the Aisle Seat feature on our Interactive Seating Chart page to identify the seats that are on the end of the rows. On the right side of the page you will see a blue bar with the text: Aisle Seats. You can click this bar to filter the ticket results to only the seats on the aisle.

      Aisle seats at SAP Center
      Use the Aisle Seat filters on our Interactive Seating Charts to locate tickets on the aisles
    • Can I see the show if I buy seats behind stage at SAP Center?

      Seats behind the stage will have a very limited view of the performance, and it will be rare to see the front of the band. While these are the most affordable seats for the show, not being able to see the front of the performance can make you feel disconnected from the show.

      Behind the Stage Seating at SAP Center
      While affordable, seats behind the stage will have little to no view of the performers
    • How many rows in each section at SAP Center?
      Each section has a varying amount of rows and seats. Find a section to see row and/or seat numbers.
    • Is seat number 1 on the left or right side of sections?
      As you look towards the ice from your seats, lower number seats are on your right.
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