The San Jose Arena Authority has been part of the South Bay's civic landscape since 1990. Created by a resolution of the San Jose City Council, the Authority consists of a twenty-one member, Mayor-appointed Board of Directors, as well as an executive staff to administer to the day-to-day operations of the organization. Under the terms of the agreement between the City of San Jose and the Arena Authority, the Authority serves on behalf of the City in the oversight and management of a number of City-owned sports facilities. The facilities include HP Pavilion at San Jose, home of the National Hockey League San Jose Sharks, and San Jose Municipal Stadium, home of the California League San Jose Giants. The Authority has additional administrative oversight responsibilities for Sharks Ice at San Jose, the San Jose Sharks ice training facility.
Since opening in September 1993, HP Pavilion at San Jose has welcomed over 21 million visitors through its distinctive glass pyramid entrances. To ensure that all Pavilion events are managed and executed in a fashion that benefits both the patrons and the surrounding residential and commercial neighborhoods, the Authority is instrumental in a number of operational areas, including: Event management administration; special event coordination; vehicular traffic and pedestrian movement management and coordination; on-site and off-site parking management oversight; area public transit coordination; public access coordination and management; and community outreach.
A popular, longtime South Bay attraction, San Jose Municipal Stadium began operations in 1942. In 2008, the San Jose Giants established a new franchise attendance record when 192,666 fans came out to see team that won the 2007 California League Championship. In an effort to develop a long-term Capital program for the ballpark, the Arena Authority has worked closely with the stadium's operator, the Baseball Acquisition Company, to identify and prioritize stadium Capital improvements.
Additionally, the Arena Authority serves as the liaison to the community relating to Pavilion and Municipal Stadium operations. In fulfilling this role, the Authority offers a number of popular community-based programs that have become part of the civic fabric of San Jose. Included among these programs are the Arena Ticket Distribution Program; the City and Community Events Program; the San Jose Giants Community Ticket Program; and the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. Specific information on all of these programs is included within this web site.
The Arena Authority Board of Directors meets monthly to identify and address issues relating to the ongoing management and operation of HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose Municipal Stadium and Sharks Ice at San Jose. Arena Authority Board meetings are open to the public and are typically conducted at 4:00 PM on the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you need additional information on the organizational makeup or operation of the Arena Authority, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-977-4780.
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