2012-13 Media Guide - NHL.com

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2012-13 Media Guide - NHL.com

ABOUT SHARKS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENTIn Aug. 2011, the parent company of the National HockeyLeague’s San Jose Sharks announced the creation ofSharks Sports & Entertainment.Originally founded as Silicon Valley Sports &Entertainment in 2000, Sharks Sports & Entertainment’sgoal is to leverage the organization’s core competenciesto grow and/or acquire synergistic businesses and provideworld-class sports and entertainment, while maintaininga championship-caliber National Hockey League team inSan Jose.The new Sharks Sports & Entertainment logoincorporates aspects of the San Jose Sharks well-knownmark and includes the team’s colors: Pacific Teal, Black andOrange.Sharks Sports & Entertainment currently oversees thebusiness operations of several entities across the United States.In California, Sharks Sports & Entertainment operates the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks,the SAP Open ATP World Tour Tennis Tournament, the management of HP Pavilion at San Jose and selectHP Pavilion events.In Memphis, Tenn., Sharks Sports & Entertainment operates two tennis properties; the ATP WorldTour men’s tournament and the WTA international women’s tournament, as well as The Racquet Club ofMemphis – an 188,000 square foot, full-service racquet, swim and fitness club.In Worcester, Mass., Sharks Sports & Entertainment runs the American Hockey League’s WorcesterSharks, the San Jose Sharks top development hockey affiliate.In addition, Sharks Sports & Entertainment manages all or parts of several ice facilities in the BayArea, including Sharks Ice at San Jose (the San Jose Sharks official training facility), Sharks Ice atFremont and Oakland Ice Center operated by Sharks Ice. Sharks Ice at San Jose, one of only ten facilitiesin the United States with four or more NHL-size rinks, is the largest facility of its type under one roofwest of the Mississippi River. The Sharks Ice family of ice rinks is home to the No. 1 ranked adult hockeyleague with over 4,500 registered adult players, according to USA Hockey.Other properties that Sharks Sports & Entertainment has previously managed include Major LeagueSoccer’s (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes, including during their first MLS Championship season in 2001;the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) San Jose Stealth; the San Jose Grand Prix; “Fight Night at the Tank”boxing series; and Strikeforce Mixed Martial Arts.Many business arrangements similar to Sharks Sports & Entertainment permeate the sports andarena management industry, such as Monumental Sports & Entertainment [Washington Capitals (NHL),Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA) and the Verizon Center]; Canucks Sports &Entertainment [Vancouver Canucks (NHL), Rogers Arena and formerly the Vancouver Grizzlies (NBA)];Altitude Sports and Entertainment [Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Rapids(MLS), Colorado Mammoth (NLL); Altitude Regional Sports Network, and the Pepsi Center]; Maple LeafSports & Entertainment [Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto Marlies (AHL), TorontoFC (MLS), Leafs TV, NBA TV Canada, GolTV Canada and the Air Canada Centre, ] and Palace Sports &Entertainment [Detroit Pistons (NBA), the Palace of Auburn Hills, the DTE Music Theatre and formerly theTampa Bay Lightning (NHL)].FRONT OFFICEsjsharks.com • TWITTER: @SanJoseSharks3

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