Tampa, FL and San Jose, CA (Dec 10, 2020) – The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) have partnered with Venuetize as they prepare for the safe return and future event day experience of fans at SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter) in 2021 and beyond. This partnership with Venuetize, experts in connecting technology ecosystems and delivering cutting edge, mobile-first and commerce experiences within the sports and entertainment industry, will allow fans to access mobile ordering and contactless methods of payments through their mobile device, all while tying in Sharks365 member benefits and other advanced payment methods through Venuetize’s e-commerce capabilities.
“Our Sharks + SAP Center app has been integral in delivering an elevated fan experience for the past four years,” said Doug Bentz, Vice President of Marketing & Digital for the San Jose Sharks. “Considering these challenging times, we’re investing even more into our mobile experience and are excited to partner with Venuetize. Their suite of products not only puts us in a position to safely welcome fans back to SAP Center, but also provides us the ability to enhance our future guest experience in a way that is truly pioneering.”
New features that will be accessible to fans upon their return to SAP Center include:
- Sharks + SAPC In-App Ordering and Wallet: Mobile Ordering and personal Mobile Wallet
included in the San Jose Sharks + SAP Center mobile application.
- Member Benefits and Advanced Payment Methods: Mobile Wallet and e-commercecapabilities that combine Season Ticket Member discounts, promotional value, and other benefits that can be used during the mobile ordering process or presented directly at a concession stand location for one-click payment.
- Variety of Order Options: The Venuetize platform will provide fans with the ability for Express Pick-up, In-seat Delivery, and Order Ahead to accommodate a variety of order placement options in the venue.
“The Sharks continue to be leaders in utilizing technology to enhance the fan experience. We are excited to be providing our eCommerce technology and services and collaborating with the Sharks and SAP Center at San Jose,” said Craig Duncan, Chief Revenue Officer at Venuetize. “We look forward to expanding to other Sharks Sports & Entertainment venues in the near future, and partnering with SSE to do all we can to bring fans back safely.”
Venuetize is the leading mobile technology and advanced e-commerce platform for the sports, hospitality, and entertainment industries. The company’s mobile platform integrates with existingvenue infrastructure to deliver mobile wallets, contextual advertising and information, and other applications that improve and innovate the guest experience. Founded in 2014, Venuetize works with professional sports teams, stadiums and arenas, casinos, entertainment districts, and shopping destinations throughout North America. For more information, visit http://www.venuetize.com/.
About the San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) are the Bay Area’s lone National Hockey League (NHL) franchise based in San Jose, California. Since being founded as an expansion team in 1991, the Sharks have committed to be a leader in our community and a pioneer in sports and entertainment. The Sharks organization remains steadfast in its pursuit to create an inclusive environment surrounding the team and to connect diverse groups of people for the good of the community. It doesn’t matter who you are. It doesn’t matter your background. We are all #TealTogether.
About SAP Center at San Jose
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter) is the premier sports and entertainment venue in Northern California. Each year, SAP Center hosts approximately 175 events featuring professional and amateur athletes, Olympic athletes, Grammy award-winners, international recording artists, and a variety of performers who appeal to children and families alike. SAP Center at San Jose is home to the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) of the National Hockey League as well as the San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda) of the American Hockey League. Over the last ten years, SAP Center’s economic impact on the City of San Jose has been nearly $4 Billion. For more information about SAP Center at San Jose and for a list of upcoming events, visit the SAP Center home page at www.sapcenter.com.