SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) released renderings of the new and exclusive Chairman's Lounge, to be located in the Alaska Airlines Club level of SAP Center at San Jose in time for the 2017-18 NHL season.
"The Sharks are thrilled at the development of the Chairman's Lounge from an idea, into an artist's rendering, and, in a few short months, into an area that will enhance the fan's in-arena experience at SAP Center," said John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer of the San Jose Sharks. "The Chairman's Lounge promises to become the place to see-and-be-seen at SAP Center and represents yet another wonderful example of the investment that the Sharks ownership group, led by Dr. Hasso Plattner, has made to the venue for the enjoyment of Sharks fans as well."
Notably, the Chairman's Lounge will feature a 2,000-gallon saltwater shark tank. The tank, to be designed and installed by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), the aquarium and exhibit design company featured on Animal Planet's hit television show TANKED, will be featured on an upcoming episode to be filmed later this summer. While some specific design details are being finalized, the tank is planned to be a racetrack-shaped tank with dimensions of 200x78x48" (LxWxH) and will sit on a 42-inch stand bringing the total height of the tank to 90-inches tall. The tank will feature a variety of sharks and fish that will flourish in this environment.
The Chairman's Lounge, a members-only experience, promises to be the most upscale club space in San Jose. Designed by Sink Combs Dethlefs, the same firm that designed the SAP Center, the Chairman's Lounge will feature over 6,000 square feet of space which will have several distinct areas for members to enjoy.
A more formal dining area and remodeled kitchen will be featured in the Lounge's lower tier, while the upper tier, which is anchored by a custom-built bar, will have a more relaxed feel with modern décor and comfortable seating areas. Multiple 85-inch and 65-inch hi-definition TV monitors will be strategically located throughout the space to allow members with ample opportunity for game-watching from anywhere in the Lounge
"When conceptualizing the Chairman's Lounge, we elected to focus on the culinary experience first and then add first-class, high-end amenities following," added Hampsten. "The Lounge will provide members with a dynamic experience each night and the menu will focus on hand-crafted items that will vary on a game-by-game basis with multiple drink options that will include fine wines from throughout the Bay Area."
Chairman's Lounge memberships include seats in the first rows, access to the lounge with a semi-private entrance, personal concierge service, complimentary parking, access to SAP Center facilities on non-event days, a full team meet and greet, and complimentary food and beverage including beer, wine, liquor, soda, and water.
A limited number of memberships remain. To receive more information about securing a membership in the Chairman's Lounge, contact the San Jose Sharks at (408) 999-5757 or visit thechairmanslounge.com.