Event Center Arena

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Event Center Arena
The Event Center, October 2010
Location 290 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95192
Public transit Santa Clara VTA Paseo de San Antonio
Owner San Jose State University
Operator San Jose State University
Capacity 4,600 Sporting Events
7,000 Concerts
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Opened May 1989
Construction cost $26 million
Tenants
San Jose State Spartans-Division I (NCAA)

The Event Center Arena is a multi-million dollar complex comprising a multi-functional indoor arena and fitness club on the main campus of San José State University in downtown San Jose, California. The Event Center was built in 1989 for the purpose of supporting and providing entertainment as well as recreational opportunities for the student body and university community. The facility is home to the SJSU Spartans men's and women's basketball teams, which both compete in the Mountain West Conference.

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Event Center at SJSU is the premier mid-sized venue in Northern California. The Event Center was designed to accommodate many different events, including musical concerts, sporting events, conferences and corporate parties. The facility has played host to numerous national entertainment acts such as Eric Clapton, George Lopez, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Clarkson, Conan O'Brien, and Pearl Jam. It also hosts the fall and spring convocation ceremonies for both the College of Engineering and the College of Business at San José State University.

Annually, the Event Center hosts the FIRST Robotics Competition Silicon Valley Regional. The San Jose State University Career Center also uses the arena to host its fall and spring career fairs, which generally feature hundreds of potential employers for students of San José State University.

The Event Center also has a fully equipped gym including basketball and racquetball courts and a weight room for students.

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Coordinates: 37°20′07″N 121°52′47″W / 37.33536°N 121.87985°W / 37.33536; -121.87985