Smith Entertainment Group Announces Plans for Free-to-Attend Draft Night Parties at Delta Center for 2024 NBA & NHL Drafts

  • 11 Jun 2024
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Smith Entertainment Group Announces Plans for Free-to-Attend Draft Night Parties at Delta Center for 2024 NBA & NHL Drafts

NBA Draft Party scheduled for Wednesday, June 26; NHL Draft Party to take place on Friday, June 28 


SALT LAKE CITY (June 11, 2024) – Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) invites fans to join in their excitement surrounding the 2024 NBA Draft on Wednesday, June 26, and the 2024 NHL Draft on Friday, June 28, by opening Delta Center for in-person Draft Night events that are free to attend and open to the public. During each event, fans will follow ESPN’s live coverage on the center-hung scoreboard, experience real-time, virtual access into the  Draft Rooms, and watch never-before-seen interviews with current players and front office executives for both teams. Attendees will also enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities including giveaways, in-arena entertainment featuring a live DJ, and appearances from dancers and select Jazz and Utah NHL players.


On Wednesday, June 26, the Jazz Draft Night event, sponsored by SeatGeek, will be held at Delta Center with doors opening at 5 P.M. The free-to-attend event will last through the first round of the NBA Draft, which concludes around 9 P.M. MT. The Jazz currently hold the No. 10, No. 29, and No. 32 overall selections in the 2024 NBA Draft.  Additionally, the Jazz will livestream a first round special beginning at 6 P.M. MT via Jazz+ that will feature real-time reactions from front office executives as they make their picks from Zions Bank Basketball Campus and interviews with the team’s No. 10 overall selection.


On Friday, June 28, fans are invited back to Delta Center to experience the first-ever Utah NHL Draft Party. Doors will open at 4 P.M., and the free-to-attend event will last through the first round of the NHL Draft, which will conclude around 7 P.M. MT. Utah’s NHL franchise currently holds the No. 6 overall selection in the first round, as well as 13 total picks in the 2024 NHL Draft – the most of any team: one in the first round, three in the second round, three in the third round, and six in later rounds.


The Team Store and limited food and beverage vendors will be open for purchases at both events, and free parking will be available at Park Place located directly across from the arena’s main entrance. Fans attending the  Draft events will enter Delta Center through Door 5. The arena’s standard no bag policy will be in effect.


More information on specific NBA and NHL Draft Night Programming will be released soon.



About Utah’s NHL Franchise

Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) established Utah’s first-ever NHL franchise in April 2024, with the team set to debut in the 2024-25 season. With this move, SEG introduced the second “Big Four” major professional sports league to Utah for the first time in state history.  Utah’s NHL franchise was established with a competitive, dynamic roster and 34 draft picks spanning its first three consecutive seasons (2024-27). The team will compete at Delta Center in downtown Salt Lake City, building on the renowned, energetic atmosphere for which Utah’s sports and entertainment scene has become known. For more information on Utah’s NHL franchise, an entity of Smith Entertainment Group, visit


About the Utah Jazz

Founded as the 18th member of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1974, and located in Salt Lake City since 1979, the Utah Jazz are committed to excellence as a team and in the community. On the court, the Jazz are the second-winningest team in the NBA over the last 30 years, having won nine division titles and two Western Conference championships along with 17 seasons of 50-plus wins, and are supported by one of the most passionate fan bases in all of sports. The Utah Jazz also operate the Junior Jazz program, the largest and longest-running youth basketball league in the NBA, featuring more than 60,000 players and an additional 13,000 volunteers who take part annually across six states. For more information on the Utah Jazz, an entity of Smith Entertainment Group, visit