September 22, 2015 - San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2015 Inductees

SAN JOSE, California The San Jose Sports Hall of Fame will mark its 21st year of honoring South Bay sports legends when it inducts its four newest members on Monday, Nov. 9, at SAP Center at San Jose.  The four inductees hail from the upper echelon of collegiate, professional, and/or Olympic competition.  Although they played different sports in different eras, they share the common bond of having made a lasting impact both on and off the field of play. 

The San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Inductees are:

  • John Carlos: Olympic Medalist / NCAA Champion / Civil Rights Icon
  • Chris Carver: Legendary Synchronized Swimming Coach / U.S. National Team Coach
  • Jeff Garcia: NFL Pro-Bowl Quarterback / SJSU Record Holder
  • Manuel “Mani” Hernandez:  Olympian/ MLS Trailblazer/ Acclaimed Youth Coach

Each inductee will be recognized with a bronze plaque permanently installed on the concourse at SAP Center at San Jose. With the induction of the Class of 2015, there will be 97 South Bay sports icons enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The annual induction is an event of the San Jose Sports Authority, San Jose Arena Authority, SAP Center Management/San Jose Sharks, and the City of San José. The event benefits Special Olympics Northern California and high school sports programs.

The November ceremony kicks off with a reception followed by dinner and induction ceremony. Individual tickets begin at $250 each; sponsorship and table packages are available starting at $3,000. For information and to purchase event tickets call (408) 288-2936.

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December 4, 2014 -
San Jose Selected to Host 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for Women's Gymnastics

SAN JOSE, California – USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee announced today that the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for women’s gymnastics have been awarded to San Jose, Calif.  The event will be conducted at SAP Center at San Jose, site of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and will be held July 8 & 10, 2016.  The men’s event has been awarded to St. Louis, Mo.

“San Jose has been a valuable partner for many great moments over the past 10 years and their commitment to the highest level of success for the 2016 Olympic Trials is undeniable,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “It is a true community effort and this has been reflected at every moment of their desire to see the trials return to the Bay Area.”

The trials and nationals for men’s and women’s gymnastics are being held separately to accommodate the differences in scheduling needed to properly identify and prepare athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

San Jose is hosting its second consecutive U.S. Olympic Trials.  Competition for the women’s trials is slated for July 8 and July 10 and ticketing and session times will be announced in 2015.  However, fans can secure a seat now by placing a 25% deposit to reserve an all-session ticket package at or calling (408) 999-5760.  Gymnastics clubs will have the opportunity to purchase discounted all-session tickets through the Gym Club ticket program which will kick off in early 2015.  Also, the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will be staged at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in conjunction with the trials.

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