Event Center Arena

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Event Center Arena
The Event Center, October 2010
Location 290 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95192
Opened May 1989
Owner San Jose State University
Operator San Jose State University
Surface Hardwood
Construction cost $26 million
Capacity 4,600 Sporting Events
7,000 Concerts
Public transit access Santa Clara VTA Paseo de San Antonio
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 Sport Club fitness, 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 recreational opportunities for the student body and university community, home to the SJSU Spartans men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the women's volleyball and gymnastics teams, all who 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 playing host to 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 underground basketball and racquetball courts, and a weight room for students. There is no longer a climbing wall.

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