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San Jose’s ‘Shark Tank’ now has a real shark tank

FILE -- Fans wear wrist lights during pregame of Game 3 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday, June 4, 2016. SAP Center, nicknamed the “Shark Tank,” had a real shark tank unveiled in its new BMW Lounge area on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.
FILE -- Fans wear wrist lights during pregame of Game 3 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday, June 4, 2016. SAP Center, nicknamed the “Shark Tank,” had a real shark tank unveiled in its new BMW Lounge area on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Sacramento Bee File

At a home stadium affectionately nicknamed the “Shark Tank,” fans of the San Jose Sharks can now visit a real shark tank.

The tank was unveiled Thursday as part of the stadium’s new VIP area, the BMW Lounge, The Mercury News reported. At 17 feet long it holds 2,000 gallons, a dozen small sharks and about 30 other fish.

It won’t be cheap for Sharks/shark fans. Mercury News is reporting seats at the BMW Lounge will run between $300 and $500 a game – upwards of $13,000 for the season.

Designed by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, the subject of popular Animal Planet TV show “Tanked,” SAP Center’s aquarium will be featured on an upcoming episode of the show, according to NBC Bay Area.

The team is already having fun with its new attraction. On their website, the Sharks posted a special “Fish are Friends” edition of power rankings on Friday, ranking the six best creatures in the tank. Spoiler alert: No. 1 is a shark.

San Jose opens the NHL season at home Oct. 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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