SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) today announced details for the 2017 Sharks Fan Fest (#SJSharksFest), which will be held on Sun., Sept. 24 at SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter) with proceeds benefiting the Sharks Foundation.
Fan Fest will feature players and coaches from the San Jose Sharks and San Jose Barracuda, along with many Sharks alumni, team broadcasters and personalities participating in a variety of activities, including autograph sessions, photo booths, moderated Q & A sessions on the main stage and much more.
Perhaps the highlight of the event will be the first-ever Sharks "Legends" game, featuring some of the most beloved Sharks alumni, team coaches and personalities in a 60-minute scrimmage. Scheduled participants in the "Legends" game include (subject to change); Sharks alumni Jamie Baker, Dan Boyle, David Maley, Bryan Marchment, Kyle McLaren, Douglas Murray, Evgeni Nabokov, Owen Nolan, Tom Pederson, Mike Ricci, Mark Smith, and Rob Zettler, along with the Sharks and Barracuda coaching staffs, NBC California's Sharks pre- and post-game host Brodie Brazil, and more to be announced.
Other fan activities include the opportunity to take photos at center ice and under the Shark Head, face painting, a photo booth, interactive displays and sign making station and a Kid's Zone.
On the SAP Center concourse, arena concession stands will be open for food and beverages. In addition, the Sharks Store will be open, along with several merchandise stands, offering fans all the latest Sharks gear including the new adidas Sharks game jerseys.
Outside of SAP Center, the Sharks Foundation will host a specialty 21 and over only event "Tank Tailgate" at Fan Fest. Fans that purchase this separate ticket will have access to the enclosed space on Autumn Street which will feature Sharks celebrity bartenders and complimentary, limited beer tasting from a selection of breweries featuring over 20 brands. All ticket purchasers will receive a Sharks-themed freezable mug to commemorate the occasion. Tank Tailgate will be open from Noon-4 p.m. and includes live music, a complimentary photo booth and a $5 food credit for each guest to use at one of the food trucks inside the space. Tank Tailgate tickets double as a Fan Fest ticket, allowing guests access inside SAP Center to enjoy other activities happening throughout the day. Net proceeds from Tank Tailgate benefit the Sharks Foundation.
Beginning at 10 a.m., 25+ year Sharks365 members will have early entry to the 2017 Fan Fest, including the opportunity to watch the Sharks practice on the SAP Center ice and access to a private autograph session prior to doors opening to the general public at 1 p.m. Further early entry instructions will be sent directly to 25+ year Sharks365 members. To learn how to become a Sharks Season Ticket Holder today, call 408-999-5757 or visit sjsharks.com/join.
Complimentary parking for all attendees will be available in SAP Center's A, B & C parking lots.
General admission Sharks Fan Fest tickets are $10 and include general admission seating to the Sharks "Legends" Game at 5 p.m.
Fan Fest tickets are available to the public starting Mon., Aug 14 at Noon at the ThreatMetrix Ticket Office at SAP Center, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers (including select Walmart stores), charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at sjsharks.com/fanfest.
Outside activities are subject to change, weather permitting. More information, including a full schedule of events, to follow at sjsharks.com/fanfest.