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Posted: 3:32 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. —
The new name of San Jose's arena to SAP Center may not have felt permanent before because of the temporary signage, but that was changing Tuesday.
As KTVU reported in June, Hewlett Packard abruptly opted out of its naming agreement with San Jose due to budget problems.
SAP was awarded the rights shortly afterwards in a 5-year deal worth more than $8.3 Million and the arena went from HP Pavilion to SAP Center At San Jose.
On Tuesday, construction crews replaced what amounted to a banner to permanent signage that we're told will be partly eye catching glass.
"We are aiming to have it all done by the San Jose Sharks opening game this Thursday night" said team spokesman Jim Sparaco.
Sparaco said the top priority is the south side entrance where most of the fans enter the arena.
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