The San Jose Arena Authority has been an important piece of the South Bay's civic fabric since 1990. Created by a resolution of the San Jose City Council as a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, the Arena Authority has administrative oversight of three prominent South Bay sports facilities. The facilities include SAP Center at San Jose, home of the National Hockey League San Jose Sharks and the American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda; Sharks Ice at San Jose, the Sharks and Barracuda public ice training facility; and Excite Ballpark Home of the San Jose Giants.
As an organization, the Arena Authority consists of a seventeen-member Mayor-appointed Board of Directors that is supported by an executive staff. The Authority serves two critical roles on behalf of the City in the administration of these South Bay sports facilities: to (1) provide administrative oversight for the management and operation of the three sports facilities; and (2) serve as community liaison for Arena Authority and facility-related programs and operations. The Arena Authority also created and serves as chairperson for the South Campus Operations Team, a group of park and sports facility operators that convenes on a regular basis to address event management issues in the area at and adjacent to the south campus of San Jose State University.
The Arena Authority Board of Directors meets monthly to identify and address issues relating to the ongoing management and operation of the three South Bay sports facilities. Arena Authority Board meetings are open to the public and are typically conducted at 4:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you need additional information on the organizational makeup or operation of the Arena Authority, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-977-4780.
The Arena Authority's monthly Board meeting agenda and supporting documents can be found on the City of San Jose City Clerk's website.