Sharks Sports and Entertainment

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Sharks Sports and Entertainment
TypeSubsidiary of San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises
IndustrySports and entertainment
Founded2000 as Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment
FounderGordon and George Gund III
OwnerHasso Plattner
ParentSan Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises

Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE) is the privately held parent company of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League.  Based in San Jose, California, SSE not only oversees all areas of operation for the Sharks but also for several sports-related properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Established in 2000 as Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment and rebranded to Sharks Sports & Entertainment in 2011, the focus of SSE is to leverage the organization’s core competencies to grow and/or acquire synergistic businesses that provide patrons with a variety of world-class sports and entertainment options while maintaining a championship-caliber National Hockey League team in San Jose.

SSE is owned by Sharks owner, German businessman, and philanthropist Dr. Hasso Plattner. SSE was previously owned by George Gund III and his brother Gordon Gund.

Current properties[edit]

Sharks Sports & Entertainment currently oversees all areas of business operation for several sports and entertainment entities in the Bay Area including:

Former properties[edit]

Other sports properties previously managed by Sharks Sports & Entertainment include:

Other significant events[edit]

Other significant sporting events to come through San Jose that were co-promoted or managed by SSE include:


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