Utah Jazz games
Delta Center is home of the Utah Jazz NBA franchise and serves as the region’s premier sports and entertainment venue in downtown Salt Lake City. It hosts more than 320 days of sports and entertainment events each year – ranging from NBA games to concerts by world-renowned musicians and other acts, welcoming approximately 1.8 million guests annually.
Delta Center has hosted iconic events such as the 1993 and 2023 NBA All-Star Weekends, two NBA Finals, and the 1999 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, as well as figure skating and short track speed skating events at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Delta Center has also featured some of the biggest names in the entertainment world with Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, U2, and The Rolling Stones among its most prominent concert draws.
The state-of-the-art arena, which completed a $125 million renovation in 2017, features six upgraded seating levels and notable features such as a 12,000-foot atrium with a plaza that greets guests with a supersized Jazz note as the centerpiece, energy-generating solar panels, revamped locker rooms, LED technology on the videoboards, and its first-ever premium seating area in the upper bowl.
Utah Jazz games
The strong relationship between Delta Air Lines and the Utah Jazz dates to the early 1990s when the Delta Center first opened. After 17 seasons apart, the organizations inked a new long-term agreement to bring the Delta Center name back to Salt Lake City – making sports history as the first naming right partnership to be re-established.
Delta now serves as the Official Airline of the Utah Jazz, is an Official Community Partner of the team, and holds numerous sponsorship and branding rights with the team, including media, hospitality, and employee engagement extensions.
Delta Center is located just west of downtown Salt Lake City, approximately 15 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, just two blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center, and within walking distance from hotels, restaurants, and Temple Square.
Construction of the arena began on June 11, 1990, and was completed in record time – 15 months and 24 days later, at a cost of $66 million and a footprint of 3.79 acres. The arena was initially made with three million pounds of structural steel and 7.6 million pounds of rebar, while surrounded by 80,300 square feet of glass.
While no events were held in Summer 2017, Delta Center underwent a $125 million renovation to enhance the guest experience on all six levels. More than 2,000 workers participated in the renovation project, demolishing concrete walls, removing all the green plastic chairs, and building new dining, club, and social spaces. Salt Lake City-based Okland Construction served as the general contractor for the project with support from 78 subcontractors.
An illuminated black Jazz Note statue, measuring 14 feet high and 21 feet wide, welcomes visitors on the plaza before they enter the 12,000-square-foot America First Atrium with an exclusive Utah Jazz Team Store. The state-of-the-art arena features six upgraded seating levels and notable features such as energy-generating solar panels on the roof, revamped locker rooms on the ground floor, upgraded LED technology on the videoboards, a premium seating area in the upper bowl, and an expanded selection of food options, including many premier local-favorite dining destinations.
A multitude of food selections – more than 30 restaurants and vendors – create destination dining with a lineup of exciting culinary choices inside the arena. Among these choices, Delta Center proudly partners with 15 Utah-based restaurant partners including a number of local fan-favorite restaurants. Additionally, the main concourse spotlights four restaurants placed in each corner of the arena that feature specialty menus and comfortable seating areas for fans.
Technology has also been deployed to enhance the guest experience through a Utah Jazz + Delta Center app, high-speed public Wi-Fi, mobile ordering, cloud-based technology, and predictive analytics. More than 400 televisions are located throughout the arena, providing information, directions, and a constant eye on events happening inside the bowl. The concessions experience at Delta Center is also a tech-driven process, occurring through a mobile ordering system via the Utah Jazz app.
Delta Center has newly renovated luxury suites and exclusive clubs available during all Utah Jazz games, as well as concerts and select special events. With five types of suite options – courtside and along level 4 – fans can experience the most exclusive seating experience possible. Additional amenities include VIP parking, catering, a private reception entrance, and more.
Additionally, Delta Center offers several exclusive clubs throughout the arena – Delta 360Sky® Club, Entrata Club, LGCY Club, Toyota Club, Gallagher Club, WCF Insurance Club, and the Aptive Lofts, a premium seating area in the upper bowl that was added prior to the 2022-23 season. Fans in each club are offered VIP parking, a selection of fan-favorite foods, open bar, and a chef-inspired private club atmosphere.