Utah Jazz Home Arena
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Opened: October 4, 1991
Capacity: 19,911 seats
Draft Beer: $
Hot Dog: $
301 W South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Arena Parking: $
NBA Basketball Arena Review - EnergySolutions Arena
The natural and serene beauty of Salt Lake City is the backdrop for EnergySolutions Arena, which is home to the Utah Jazz. Since the building opened in 1991, the Jazz have seen many great players come through the doors of the arena, but unfortunately have not been able to bring home any NBA Championships within the past 19 years. The franchise is, however, beginning to return to prominence in the NBA's Western Conference, and it appears as though players like Deron Williams and Al Jefferson will lead them to success in the very near future.
One of the many charming aspects of EnergySolutions Arena is the massive lower bowl of seating, which is able to hold a good majority of the 20,000-seat capacity arena. With a beautiful LED scoreboard hanging over the court, scores and video can be seen very clearly, and the entire arena is able to keep up with the various aspects of the game. They also have the slim LED boards located just above the lower bowl to keep fans up-to-date on what is going on out of town.
Standard American fare can be found throughout EnergySolutions Arena, with Pizza Hut and a couple of other big name chains making sparse appearances here and there throughout the concourse. On the lower concourse, which also offers a team store as well as some interesting memorabilia from the Jazz's history, you will find a food court with the ability to put together fresh deli meats to make yourself a sub sandwich. The upper concourse features more concession stands serving traditional arena favorites that you can find at a good price compared to other buildings' prices in the NBA.
One local restaurant that you must try before you leave Salt Lake City is Copper Canyon Grille House & Tavern. It is here where you will find a succulent burger and ice-cold beer that only accentuates your experience of traveling to Salt Lake City. Copper Canyon has many different varieties of alcohol to choose from, and its expansive menu is sure to have something for every type of taste. If you are looking for a more low-key dining experience that serves upscale food in a beautiful setting, look no further than Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Fleming's provides a laundry list of available wines to choose from with many different variants available. They also have some of the best cuts of beef in the Salt Lake City area, which gives you all the more reason to visit Fleming's the next time you are in town for a Jazz game.
After the game is over, your pulse will still be pounding from all of the NBA excitement that you just got through witnessing. To burn off that extra energy, check out the burgeoning nightlife of Salt Lake City. If you are into live music, dancing, and socializing with some Salt Lake City locals, you might want to visit Lumpys. This location is situated about 15 minutes south of downtown at the corner of South and Highland Drive. It has a great neighborhood bar atmosphere that you are sure to enjoy, and it will provide many hours of entertainment for only a few dollars. If you are looking for more a sports bar experience, try The Huddle located in the Salt Lake Valley. With over 24 televisions, you can keep up with all of the action that is happening that night while enjoying your favorite beverages from a well-stocked bar.
Temple Square is just one of the many points of interest that the town of Salt Lake City offers. It is a 10-acre block of land located in downtown Salt Lake City that features two visitor centers along with free tours that go off every 45 minutes. Several monuments and statues can be found here as well, so you don't have to go far to witness the culture of Salt Lake City. You might also want to visit Olympic Cauldron Park, which gives a great overview of the 2002 Olympics that were held in Salt Lake City. With the cauldron itself on location, Olympic Cauldron Park is a testament to a time where the city was the center of the world.
Taking in a Utah Jazz basketball game is a great experience, especially since you get to sit in one of the plushest arenas in the entire NBA. EnergySolutions Arena has been one of the league's most renowned arenas for the past two decades, and it will continue to be a standard bearer for newer buildings that open up around the NBA.