San Jose Arena Renamed As The “S-A-P” Center

SAP CenterThe renaming of the San Jose Arena was made official as the HP Pavilion became the SAP Center. That’s pronounced as S-A-P (not “sappy”) Center. However, if the San Jose Sharks have a bad season, the informal nickname might be the Crappy Center. The sad reality is that the name for the arena doesn’t matter. I can’t recall ever telling someone I was going to the HP Pavilion for an event. It was always the San Jose Arena. I doubt I’ll be pronouncing the arena as “S-A-P” on a regular basis.