San Jose Sharks Take the Ice
The San Jose Sharks are one of the hottest teams on the West Coast. When it comes to professional sports, they are a Bay Area favorite. This popularity makes getting tickets to San Jose Sharks games tough—but it’s certainly not impossible. If you’re looking for great seats to a game, check out SeatGeek or StubHub first to find great deals. This is one of the biggest NHL teams out there, so you’ll need to move fast if you want to see them play.
The Sharks are relatively new to the NHL. Founded in 1991, the Sharks struggled to find success at first. They were the only professional hockey team in the San Francisco Bay Area, filling a gap left when the California Golden Seals relocated to Ohio in 1976. This geographical isolation helped the Sharks to become a very popular team early on, despite the struggles they faced on the ice. They do not have many Hall of Famers because they have not existed as a team for long, but some of the prominent players who have gone on to be enshrined include Ed Belfour, Rob Blake, Teemu Selanne, and Igor Larionov.
Today, that difficulty is long in the past. The Sharks have made the playoffs several times in the last few seasons, and even advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2016. They eventually lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but have set a new precedent for what West Coast hockey should look like. The team remains a constant threat in their division today.
The Sharks play their home games at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Tickets to San Jose Sharks games can sell out quickly at home, and depending on who they are playing, they can go fast when they’re out on the road, too. If you’re a hockey fan and will be in San Jose sometime, you owe it to yourself to check the Sharks out. Their stadium is family friendly, so whether you’re in the Bay Area for vacation or for work, tickets to a game will be a nice way to kick back and enjoy the fast paced NHL action.