SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) will kick-off the start of the 2019-20 season with a host of fan activities prior to Opening Night presented by PowerWatch on Friday, October 4 when they host the Vegas Golden Knights in the first regular season home game of the season at SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter).
The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and all fans attending the game will receive a Sharks-themed clear bag and a magnet schedule upon entering the venue as well as a significant discount on PowerWatch products. The game will be televised live on NBC Sports California. A limited number of game tickets are still available at the Threat Metrix (@ThreatMetrix) ticket office at SAP Center and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Pregame festivities include a free street rally from 5-7 p.m. that will take place on Autumn Street (between Santa Clara Street and St. John Street) next to SAP Center. Activities at the rally will include a DJ, an inflatable shark head for photo opportunities, a slap shot booth, a photo booth, and interactive booths from corporate partners who will be giving away fun, promotional items.
Autumn Street will also host food trucks with items available for purchase. Fans may also purchase beer for $6 at the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) beer booth with net proceeds benefitting the Sharks Foundation.
Between 5-5:30 p.m., fans in downtown San Jose are encouraged to assemble at San Pedro Square with Sharks In-Arena Host Jon Root (@JonnyRoot_) and the Pepsi Tank Patrol to begin a fan march that will head west on Santa Clara Street to SAP Center in time for SAP Center doors to open .
Pregame entertainment will feature a new and enhanced multi-media opening show using lighting effects, video, and a new LED wristband and other elements never used before in a Sharks pregame show. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by no later than 7:15 p.m. to not miss any of the pregame show and other in-arena entertainment.
Due to a large number of fans attending Opening Night, it is recommended that event attendees arrive early. Doors to SAP Center open at 5:45 p.m. for Sharks365 Ticket Holders and 6 p.m. to the general public.
Plans for both the street rally and fan march are weather-permitting and subject to change. Up-to-date information will be available at www.sjsharks.com.