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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.
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.
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.
Sharks Bench - The Sharks players sit in front of Section 128
Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 102
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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.
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For fans who prefer to not be on the floor for an end stage show, the Lower Level Side sections are where you will find some of the very best concert views at SAP Center. Most seats here feel very close to the action on the stage, and provide a better viewing height over floor level for watching the elevated stage.
Sections 116 and 128 are often some of the most demanded seats for end stage performances, as it is difficult to get any closer to the stage without sacrificing your viewing angles. If sitting in a higher row, stick to the lower numbered seats of section 116 or the higher numbered seats of section 128 to maintain a better sight line to the front of the stage.
Near the middle of the arena, sections 101 and 115 are also good options for an end stage show, however these seats are going to be the very best when the SAP Center is transformed into a center stage layout (where the stage is located in the middle of the floor).
For the fans who just want to be as close to possible and are not opposed to sub-optimal viewing angles, tickets are often made available for purchase in sections 117 and 127 for an end stage show. You will definitely be close to the stage here, but it will be very difficult to see the front of the performance. When possible, go with the lowest possible seat numbers of section 117, or the highest numbered seats in section 127 to avoid feeling completely behind the stage.
Upper Level Side (Concert) Seating
The side sections on the upper tier of the SAP Center are a great place to find cheap tickets for an end stage show, without having to surrender to a terrible view. Sections 216 and 228 are where you will want to be, as these keep you closer to the stage without a complete side angle view.
And while they might seem closer to the action, it is difficult to recommend sitting in sections 217 or 227 due to the far from ideal viewing angles. But if you must, be sure to opt for the lower numbered seats of section 217, or the higher numbered seats of section 227.
Most sections on the upper level side have 17 numbered rows of seating, with entry tunnels located near the very front of the section.
Lower Level Corner (Hockey) Seating
From the corners of the lower seating tier you can find some of the most unique and exciting views for a Sharks game. The seating position allows you to enjoy all facets of the game, from goal to goal breakouts, to impressive cross ice passes.
Lower Level Goal (Hockey) Seating
You won't find traditional views from behind the nets on the lower tier, but these seats are a good place to appreciate watching plays develop on the ice. You'll see the game through a similar perspective as the goalies, and will be one of the first to know when a puck makes its way into the net.
Upper Level Center (Hockey) Seating
If you're looking for a center ice view at a Sharks game, but don't want to break the bank in the process, the Upper Level Center sections are your best options. Fans will enjoy clear views of both nets, with high seating that limits the amount of times you'll lose sight of the puck up against the boards.
Sections 214-216 are the best options here as they will also give you a head on view of the players and coaches on the bench. Sections here have up to 17 numbered rows of seating, with entry tunnels located at Row 2.
Upper Level Corner (Hockey) Seating
While further from the action than most seats, the Upper Level Corner sections can be a good place to find value views for hockey games at SAP Center. The corner angles allow you to appreciate all the action on the ice from goal to goal rushes, to pinpoint cross ice passes.
Sharks fans are best suited to be in Sections 203-206 and 210-213 where they can be closest to the net where the Sharks shoot in both the 1st and 3rd periods. Sections here have up to 17 numbered rows of seating, with entry tunnels near the front.
Standing room only areas can be found just above upper level sections 224 and 225 at the south east corner of the arena.
Upper Level Goal (Hockey) Seating
The views of the far end of the ice are difficult from the upper level sections behind the net, but as a result you can also find some of the cheapest Sharks hockey tickets in these areas. Sharks fans will want to be in Sections 207-209 (closer to the net where the Sharks shoot twice), while the visiting team fans are better suited for Sections 221-223.
Upper Level Behind the Net sections feature up to 17 numbered rows of seating, with entry tunnels located at Row 2.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.