The San Jose Sharks (NHL) unveiled renderings of a new SAP Center Chairman’s Lounge, located in the Alaska Airlines Club level, with the signature design feature a 2,000-gallon saltwater shark tank.
Designed by Sink Combs Dethlefs, the Chairman’s Lounge will feature over 6,000 square feet of space over two levels.
“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, San Jose Sharks COO, in a press statement. “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.”
The saltwater shark tank will be designed and installed by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), the aquarium and exhibit design company featured on Animal Planet’s television show TANKED. 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.
According to the Sharks, a 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 high-def TV monitors will be strategically located throughout the space to allow members with ample opportunity for game-watching from anywhere in the Lounge.
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.
Renderings courtesy San Jose Sharks.