Event Venues

Avaya Stadium

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Avaya Stadium is a soccer stadium in San Jose, California, and is the home of Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes. The stadium is located on the Airport West site that is located to the west of San Jose International Airport.

Avaya Stadium officially opened for business on February 27, 2015 and has a capacity of approximately 18,000. It is sponsored by Avaya, headquartered in nearby Santa Clara. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in Major League Soccer to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the area behind the northeast goal houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level. The stadium is part of a mixed use residential, retail, R&D and hotel development.

The stadium was constructed privately with no public money provided by the city of San Jose. Additionally, Lewis Wolff, owner of the San Jose Earthquakes, offered to pay for the maintenance of the stadium for a 55-year time span. The team organization initially delayed the completion date to the middle of the 2014 MLS season, but later delayed it again to the 2015 season. The seat pattern includes three different shades of blue as well as a smattering of red seats to pay homage to the club’s NASL history. Additionally, the pattern contains the message “Go EQ” written in binary.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avaya_Stadium
Photo: http://www.sjearthquakes.com/avayastadium

California Theatre

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The California Theatre of the Performing Arts or simply referred to as the California Theatre is a performing arts center in the historic Downtown area of San Bernardino, California. Originally a part of the Fox Theatre chain, it opened in 1928 and still houses its original Wurlitzer Style 216 pipe organ. It was also the site of the last performance by Will Rogers prior to his death in a 1935 plane crash.

In the early years of Hollywood, filmmakers would test-screen their movies at the California Theatre. Classic films such as “King Kong” and “The Wizard of Oz” were first seen by audiences at the theatre in the 1930s.

The theatre is managed by Theatrical Arts International, the largest theatre company in the Inland Empire, which presents Broadway tours from the national touring circuit, and has hosted the San Bernardino Symphony since 1929. The theatre has recently hosted the tapings of Showtime’s “The Latin Divas of Comedy”, and “The Payaso Comedy Slam”.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Theatre_(San_Bernardino)
Photo: http://sanjosetheaters.org/california/

Levi’s Stadium

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Levi’s Stadium is a football stadium located in Santa Clara, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It currently serves as the home of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League since 2014. The stadium is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) from San Francisco.

In 2006, the 49ers initially proposed constructing a new stadium at Candlestick Point in San Francisco, the site of their existing home, Candlestick Park. The project, which included plans for retail space and housing improvements, was claimed to have been of great potential benefit to the nearby historically blighted neighborhood of Hunters Point. After negotiations with the city of San Francisco fell through, the 49ers focused their attention on a site adjacent to their administrative offices and training facility in Santa Clara.

In June 2010, Santa Clara voters approved a measure authorizing the creation of the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, a tax-exempt public authority, to build and own the new football stadium and for the city government to lease land to the Santa Clara Stadium Authority. A construction loan, raised from private investors, was secured in December 2011, allowing construction to start in April 2012. Levi’s Stadium opened on July 17, 2014.

Levi’s Stadium hosted Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016. Levi’s Stadium also serves as the site of the Pac-12 Football Championship Game for at least three years, beginning in 2014. Previously, the game was played at the home stadium of the division winner with the better record entering the game.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi%27s_Stadium

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

San Jose Center for Performing Arts

The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is located in downtown San Jose, California. It was designed in 1972 by the Taliesin Associated Architects. It is home to Ballet San Jose and Broadway San Jose. For 34 years, the theatre was the home of the American Musical Theatre of San Jose (AKA San Jose Civic Light Opera) from the opening of the building in 1975 until the demise of the theatre company in 2008. The center’s auditorium has 2,677 seats, split into 1,921 orchestra and 756 balcony seats. It also has two smaller rooms, the Private Ridder Lounge with capacity for 150 and the Private President’s Club with capacity for 50.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose_Center_for_the_Performing_Arts

San Jose Convention Center

San Jose Convention

The San Jose Convention Center is the main convention center for the city of San Jose, California. It is located in close proximity to several others of San Jose’s convention and cultural structures. Its formal name is the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, in recognition of former mayor Tom McEnery.

The convention center offers 143,000 square feet (13,300 m2) of exhibit space. Thirty-one meeting rooms are also offered, as are banquet facilities for some 5,000 persons. Including the South Hall, a permanent metal-framed fabric structure, it can be increased to a joint total of 223,000 square feet (20,700 m2).

Beginning in Summer 2011 the San Jose Convention Center began new construction to expand with a new additional 125,000 square feet.

Team San Jose currently manages the facility and promotes it as a place to hold events and meetings to corporate, cultural, and many other organizations.

Among events hosted at the convention center is the Silicon Valley International Auto Show every January and Silicon Valley Comic Con in March. The GENESIS 3 Super Smash Bros. tournament from January 15-18, 2016.

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SAP Center at San Jose

SAP Center at San Jose (formerly San Jose Arena, Compaq Center at San Jose and HP Pavilion at San Jose) is an indoor arena located in San Jose, California. Its primary tenant is the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, for which the arena has earned the nickname “The Shark Tank”. It is also the home to the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Shoreline Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheater located in Mountain View, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The venue has a capacity of 22,500, with 6,500 reserved seats and 16,000 general admission on the lawn. When the parking lot is utilized for festival stages, the total capacity of the venue can reach 30,000.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoreline_Amphitheatre