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EnergySolutions Arena

Location 301 W South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Broke ground May 22, 1990
Opened October 4, 1991
Owner Larry H. Miller
Operator Larry H. Miller
Construction cost $93 million USD
Former names
Delta Center (1991-2006)
Salt Lake Ice Center (2002 Winter Olympics)
Tenants
Utah Jazz (NBA) (1991-present)
Utah Blaze (AFL) (2006-present)
Utah Starzz (WNBA) (1997-2002)
Utah Grizzlies (IHL) (1995-1997)
Salt Lake Golden Eagles (IHL) (1991-1994)
Utah Basketball League Salt Lake Devils October 2005-present)
Capacity
Basketball: 19,911
Hockey / Ice Floor: 14,000
Concert in the round: 21,000
End stage concert: 15,000
Dirt show: 15,000

The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. The arena seats 19,911 for basketball, has 56 luxury suites, and 668 club seats. Opened in 1991, the Arena was known as the Delta Center until EnergySolutions purchased the naming rights, effective November 20, 2006. The EnergySolutions Arena is the home of the NBA's Utah Jazz. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Larry H. Miller Lawrence Horne Larry H. Miller (born April 26, 1944) is a Utah businessman and philanthropist. ... Larry H. Miller Lawrence Horne Larry H. Miller (born April 26, 1944) is a Utah businessman and philanthropist. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The Utah Jazz are a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 2006 Home arena Delta Center City, State Salt Lake City, Utah Wild card titles none Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The San Antonio Silver Stars are a team in the Womens National Basketball Association. ... The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Utah Grizzlies were an ice hockey team in the International Hockey League and American Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Salt Lake Golden Eagles were the first extreme badminton team created in the United States and was created in 1825 by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, and Jebediah Utah, the founder of the State of Utah. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in October 28: Richard Smalley 26: Emil Kyulev 24: José Azcona del Hoyo 24: Rosa Parks 23: Stella Obasanjo 22: Liam Lawlor 22: Shirley Horn 20: Endon Mahmood 17: Ba Jin 10: Milton Obote 7: Charles... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Larry H. Miller Lawrence Horne Larry H. Miller (born April 26, 1944) is a Utah businessman and philanthropist. ... EnergySolutions is one of the world’s largest processors of low level waste (LLW), and is the largest nuclear waste company in the United States. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The Utah Jazz are a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


In 2006, it became the home of the Arena Football League's Utah Blaze. The arena was also home to the figure skating and short track speed skating competitions of the 2002 Winter Olympics (during the Olympics, the arena was referred to as the Salt Lake Ice Center). For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 2006 Home arena Delta Center City, State Salt Lake City, Utah Wild card titles none Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team. ... 2002 Winter Olympic Games Figure skating // Pairs Medals awarded February 11, 2002; second award ceremony February 17. ... 2002 Winter Olympic Games Short track speed skating. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ...

Contents

History

The Arena was originally imagined as 20,000-seat home for the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake Golden Eagles to replace the since-demolished Salt Palace arena, which had 12,616 seats.[1] Under the leadership and private financing of Utah businessman Larry H. Miller, ground was broken on May 22, 1990, and it was completed on October 4, 1991 in time for late-October basketball games, at a cost of $93 million.[2] The Utah Jazz are a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Salt Lake Golden Eagles were the first extreme badminton team created in the United States and was created in 1825 by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, and Jebediah Utah, the founder of the State of Utah. ... The Salt Palace was an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Larry H. Miller Lawrence Horne Larry H. Miller (born April 26, 1944) is a Utah businessman and philanthropist. ...


The first game played in the arena was a Golden Eagles match against the Peoria Rivermen on October 16, 1991, which the home team lost 4-2.[3] The Eagles had also played the inaugural game in the Salt Palace when it opened on October 10, 1969.[4] The Eagles, which were purchased by Miller in 1990, lost nearly a million dollars annually and would not long play in the Delta Center. This article discusses the current American Hockey League team. ...


The first basketball game played in the arena was a Jazz pre-season loss against Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks, 101-95.[5] In addition to sports, the arena was intended to host large music concerts. On October 24, 1991 Oingo Boingo became the first headlining act to rock the Delta Center.[6] Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-born American former NBA player. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Oingo Boingo was a critically acclaimed American New Wave rock band better known for their influence, soundtrack contributions, and high energy Halloween concerts rather than their chart successes. ...

June 2005 photo of the venue, when it was known as the Delta Center.

The 1993-95 Western Athletic Conference men's basketball tournaments were held at the facility, as was the 1993 NBA All-Star Game. Image File history File links Northwest side of the Delta Center, taken on 18 June 2005 by Paul Kucher. ... Image File history File links Northwest side of the Delta Center, taken on 18 June 2005 by Paul Kucher. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced whack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAA’s Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


The facility played host to the 1999 US Figure Skating Championships. The arena was also home to the figure skating and short track speed skating competitions of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The U.S. Figure Skating Championships is an annual event organized by U.S. Figure Skating. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Short track speed skating (also Shorttrack speedskating) is a form of competitive ice speed skating. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ...


In addition to the Utah Jazz and Blaze, the Arena has also home of the WNBA's Utah Starzz from 1997-2002, the Salt Lake Golden Eagles from 1991-1994, and the Utah Grizzlies from 1995-1997 both of the International Hockey League. It also is and has been the host of the Utah Basketball League Salt Lake Devils since October 2005, the league's creation. The Utah Jazz are a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 2006 Home arena Delta Center City, State Salt Lake City, Utah Wild card titles none Division titles none Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team. ... The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars are a team in the Womens National Basketball Association. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Salt Lake Golden Eagles were the first extreme badminton team created in the United States and was created in 1825 by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, and Jebediah Utah, the founder of the State of Utah. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Utah Grizzlies were an ice hockey team in the International Hockey League and American Hockey League. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ...


The movie Legally Blonde 2 was partially filmed in the arena. It will also host the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds of the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, taking the Jon M. Huntsman Center's place as host of the tournament. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, is the 2003 sequel to 2001s Legally Blonde. ... The 2010 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament will involve 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Jon M. Huntsman Center is a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


Dan Roberts serves as the official EnergySolutions Arena public address voice for the Jazz. He has been the Jazz' home game announcer since before the Arena was built.[7] Dan Roberts is an American public address announcer best known for his work for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. ... A public address system, abbreviated PA system, is an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas. ...

The EnergySolutions Arena just days after announcement of the name change.

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Renaming

Until November 20, 2006, EnergySolutions Arena was known as the Delta Center. Delta Air Lines declined to renew their 15-year naming rights contract, which expired on September 30, 2006. The stadium's owner, Larry H. Miller, opted to sell naming rights to EnergySolutions, a low level nuclear waste disposal company headquartered in Salt Lake City.[8] The new name was unveiled November 20, prior to the first 2006-2007 Jazz home game against the Toronto Raptors. Two stickers were placed on the court, covering up the arena's old name with the new one.[9] Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... EnergySolutions is one of the world’s largest processors of low level waste (LLW), and is the largest nuclear waste company in the United States. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario, owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. ...


Initial fan reactions to the new name have been predominantly negative. Early nicknames for the arena include "The Dump", a jab at EnergySolutions' radioactive and hazardous waste disposal operations.[10] Other suggestions include The Glow Bowl, Radium Stadium, the Isotope, ChernoBowl, JazzMat (short for Jazzardous Materials), the Big Bang, the Tox Box, The Power House, the Hot Spot, Plutonium Palace, The Fallout Shelter and the Melta Center.[11]


A January 11, 2007 article in the Salt Lake City Weekly blames users from an IP block owned by EnergySolutions for attempting to censor a paragraph of the stadium's article on Wikipedia, which listed nicknames for the arena.[12] Satirical cover of the City Weeklys annual Best of Utah issue, 2004 The Salt Lake City Weekly is a free alternative weekly tabloid-paged newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


References

  1. ^ Hemphill, Lex. "Will Delta Center Pack in the Fans? Ticket Sales Say Yes", Salt Lake Tribune, 1991-09-29, p. A6. 
  2. ^ Sandomir, Richard. "Truss erection system scores at Utah arena", Engineering News-Record vol. 226, 1991-10-21, p. 16. 
  3. ^ Kragthorpe, Kurt. "Eagles Disappoint", Salt Lake Tribune, 1991-10-17, p. C1. 
  4. ^ Rosetta, Dick. "Golden Eagles Jazz up Delta Center", Salt Lake Tribune, 1991-10-17, p. C1. 
  5. ^ Luhm, Steve. "Knicks win to spoil Jazz debut", Salt Lake Tribune, 1991-10-24, p. D1. 
  6. ^ Butters, Lori. "Elfman makes Delta Center roll in rock-concert debut", Salt Lake Tribune, 1991-10-24, p. D1. 
  7. ^ Fricks, Patti T. "Palace Earsplitting But Not Deafening", Salt Lake Tribune, 1991-05-11, p. A1. 
  8. ^ "Delta Center's out, EnergySolutions Arena is in", Salt Lake Tribune, 2006-11-20. ; see also Cortez, Marjorie. "EnergySolutions Arena? It's a mouthful", Deseret Morning News, 2006-11-21. 
  9. ^ Koreen, Mike. "Utah understands Hoffa", Toronto Sun, 2006-11-21. 
  10. ^ Gorrell, Mike. "Arena's new name a winner, Miller says", Salt Lake Tribune, 2006-11-21. 
  11. ^ Sandomir, Richard. "In Utah, the Half-Life of Arena Naming Rights", New York Times, 2006-11-29.  Also available from Commercial Alert.
  12. ^ McDonough, Ted. "Utah’s Wiki Wars — Writing Utah’s Internet history, or naming Miller’s sports arena, requires a fast edit", Salt Lake City Weekly, 2007-01-11. 

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Preceded by
Salt Palace
19791991
Home of the
Utah Jazz
1991–present
Succeeded by
current

Coordinates: 40°46′5.90″N, 111°54′4.33″W The Salt Palace was an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Utah Jazz are a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...



Current arenas in the National Basketball Association
Western Conference Eastern Conference
American Airlines Center | ARCO Arena | AT&T Center | EnergySolutions Arena | FedExForum | Ford Center | KeyArena | New Orleans Arena | Oracle Arena | Pepsi Center | Rose Garden Arena | Staples Center | Target Center | Toyota Center | US Airways Center Air Canada Centre | AmericanAirlines Arena | Amway Arena | Bradley Center | Charlotte Bobcats Arena | Conseco Fieldhouse | Continental Airlines Arena | Madison Square Garden | The Palace of Auburn Hills | Philips Arena | Quicken Loans Arena | TD Banknorth Garden | United Center | Verizon Center | Wachovia Center
Current arenas in the Arena Football League
American Conference National Conference
Allstate Arena | EnergySolutions Arena | HP Pavilion | Nashville Arena | Orleans Arena | Pepsi Center | Staples Center | US Airways Center | Van Andel Arena American Airlines Center | Amway Arena | Frank Erwin Center | Kemper Arena | Nassau Coliseum | Nationwide Arena | New Orleans Arena | Philips Arena | St. Pete Times Forum | Wachovia Center1 | Wachovia Spectrum2
1The Philadelphia Soul play Sunday home games at the Wachovia Center.
2The Philadelphia Soul play Saturday home games at the Wachovia Spectrum.

 
 

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