525 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, 95113, USA
- Sharks Sports and Entertainment, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in San Jose, California, which owns and operates a number of sports properties, most notably the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. The company was established in 2000 as Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment by Sharks owners Gordon and George Gund III to manage the business operations of the team, San Jose Arena (now SAP Center at San Jose) and the events held at the arena. SVSE was among the assets purchased by San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises when it bought the team and related properties from the Gund brothers in 2002, and became a subsidiary of SJSE as a result of the purchase. The company was renamed Sharks Sports and Entertainment on August 24, 2011.Current propertiesSSE's main business is operating the San Jose Sharks franchise as well managing select events held at SAP Center at San Jose, the team's home arena. Within San Francisco Bay Area, the company also operates ice rink facilities in San Jose, Oakland, Fremont under the branding "Sharks Ice". and the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL.SSE also operated San Jose-based mixed martial arts organization Strikeforce prior to its purchase by Zuffa in 2011.
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