Delta Center Name Set To Return In July
SALT LAKE CITY – The Delta Center is officially returning to Salt Lake City.
On Saturday morning, the Smith Entertainment Group announced that the Utah Jazz home arena was reverting to the Delta Center for the first time since 2006.
Though the arena name will be rebranded as the Delta Center beginning in July of 2023, Vivint will remain an integral partner for the Jazz. The tech giant announced it had extended its partnership with the Jazz through 2030.
“The new agreement between Vivint and the Jazz, which will go into effect on July 1, 2023, contains a number of significant provisions, including Vivint retaining the rights to its acclaimed courtside suite as well as its current ticket packages throughout the arena,” the company announced in a release.
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“Vivint will also continue to have a meaningful presence inside the arena with in-game promotions and advertising packages, on-court digital signage, as well as social media activations and other various public promotional activities.”
The Delta Center naming rights with coincide with the 50th season of basketball for the Jazz.
Delta signage will make its way to the arena in July, with the Delta Center logo shown prominently on the exterior of the building The logo will also be placed on the basketball court alongside recognition of late Jazz owner Larry H. Miller.
“Today we celebrate a new chapter in the longstanding history between Delta, the Utah Jazz and the Salt Lake City community,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a release. “The homecoming of the Delta Center represents a continued investment and dedication to Salt Lake City, and together
we will provide a leading sports and entertainment experience to the city and Jazz fans worldwide.”
History of the Arena
The arena was built in 1991 under the title Delta Center. The Jazz moved to the arena after spending the early years of the franchise in the Salt Palace.
Delta retained 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 bought the naming rights. Vivint was set to own the team’s naming rights through 2025.
In December, it was announced NRG Energy, Inc. would purchase Vivint Smart Home it was announced NRG Energy, Inc. would purchase Vivint Smart Home for $12 per share or $2.8 billion in an all-cash transaction.
The Jazz invested $125-million into the arena in 2015 to bring it up to date with competing buildings across the NBA.
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The upgrades included extended indoor entrances to keep ticket holders out of the frigid outdoor weather. Every seat in the arena was revamped to more comfortable padded chairs, while in-arena amenities were upgraded, including increased restaurant and team store options.
In October of 2019, the Jazz were awarded the 2023 NBA All-Star Game after the Jazz revealed the upgrades to the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Vivint Arena shortened the name from Vivint Smart Home Arena in August of 2020.
Ben Anderson is the KSL Sports insider for the Utah Jazz and the co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.
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