New Renovations Coming To The Sharks Store At HP Pavilion
/ San Jose Sharks
Sharks season ticket holders and guests of the HP Pavilion may notice a few aesthetic changes to the building beginning in this month.
HP Pavilion Management is undertaking an expansion and renovation project, focusing on the Sharks Store and the South Club level. The most noticeable difference to patrons will be the Sharks Store expansion, which plans to increase the square footage of the store by nearly 45 percent.
According to Rich Sotelo, vice president of building operations for HP Pavilion, there are two primary reasons behind the proposed renovation.
“We aim to increase accessibility to season ticket holders, especially during in-game intermissions where the store gets really jammed up,” Sotelo said. “As for the non-peak use times, the expansion allows us to display more merchandise and a wider selection of Sharks products for the fans.”
While the 510 square-foot expansion of the Sharks Store will close a small corridor between the restrooms and the South Club Bar, usable space for building guests will not be affected. The main concourse of the Club level, the tables and the bar will remain unchanged.
The estimated completion of the renovations is slated for the end of February, culminating in the Re-Grand Opening of the Sharks Store on Feb. 28, 2006 when the Sharks play host to Western Conference rivals, the Detroit Red Wings, the first home game for the Sharks after the 2006 Winter Olympics.