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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...

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 118, 120 and 121. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.

Floor seats, like those in Floor 3 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 101, 102, 114 and 115. 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.

Floor 1 offers a comfortable head-on view for end-stage shows

Head-on to the Stage: Seats directly across from the stage, like those in 1, 2, 3 and 107 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 118, 120, 121 and 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 114 and 102 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 Sections 227 and 217.

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

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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

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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

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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
  • "Great value and excellent view for hockey" - - These seats are on the aisle in the end where the Sharks shoot twice (1st and 3rd period). They are...
    Section 206, Row 14, Seats 21-24 / Hockey Review
  • ""BEST" seats in the house!!" - - These seats were the best!!! No one sitting in front, great view of the ice, washrooms right there...
    Section 128, Row 17, Seats 1-3 / Hockey Review
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