Salt Lake City – The Delta Center is officially back in Salt Lake City.
On Saturday morning, Smith Entertainment Group announced that the Utah Jazz home arena is returning to the Delta Center for the first time since 2006.
Although the arena has changed its name to Delta Center as of July 2023, Vivint will remain a primary partner of Jazz. The tech giant has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Jazz through 2030.
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“The new agreement between Vivint and Jazz, which will take effect on July 1, 2023, contains a number of important provisions, including Vivint retaining the rights to its popular stadium-side stand as well as existing ticket packages throughout the arena,” the company announced in a statement.
“Vivint will also continue to have a meaningful presence within the arena through promotions, in-game advertising packages, in-stadium digital signage, as well as social media activations and other miscellaneous public promotional activities.”
The naming rights to the Delta Center coincide with the 50th season of Jazz basketball.
Delta signage will make its way to the plaza in July, with the Delta Center logo prominently displayed on the building’s exterior. The logo will also be placed on the basketball court along with a tribute to the late Jazz owner Larry H. Miller.
“Today we celebrate a new chapter in the long-running history between the Delta, Utah Jazz, and the Salt Lake City community,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a statement. “The homecoming of the Delta Center represents an ongoing investment and dedication to Salt Lake City, taken together
We will deliver a groundbreaking sports and entertainment experience for jazz and city fans around the world.”
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The history of the ring
The stadium was built in 1991 under the title of Delta Center. The Jazz moved onto the scene after spending the early years of the franchise in the Salt Palace.
Delta held the naming rights until 2006 when EnergySolutions bid for the title.
The arena was called EnergySolutions Arena from 2006-2015 when Utah-based home security company Vivint Smart Home purchased the naming rights. Vivint is set to own the naming rights to the team through 2025.
In December, it was announced that NRG Energy, Inc. You will purchase Vivint Smart Home It was announced that NRG Energy, Inc. You will purchase Vivint Smart Home For $12 per share, or $2.8 billion in an all-cash transaction.
The Jazz invested $125 million in the arena in 2015 to update it with rival buildings across the NBA.
$125 million turnaround begins @employee To be completed in Fall 2017 with top to bottom upgrades for the benefit of all guests. # you dance pic.twitter.com/zkAXe4A5NE
– Utah Jazz DoingGood September 21, 2016
Upgrades included extended indoor entrances to keep ticket holders out of the cold weather outdoors. Every arena seat has been refurbished to more comfortable padded chairs, while arena amenities have been upgraded, including increased restaurant and team store options.
In October of 2019, Jazz was awarded an award 2023 NBA All-Star Game After Jazz revealed the Vivint Smart Home Arena’s upgrades.
Vivint Arena shortened the name from Vivint Smart Home Arena in August of 2020.
Ben Anderson is the insider for KSL Sports for the Utah Jazz and co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 KSL Sports District. Find Ben on Twitter at @employee or on Instagram @employee.