Vivint Smart Home Arena
Vivint Smart Home Arena is an indoor arena located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The building is owned by the Miller Family Legacy Trust. The arena is the home of the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and has been the home venue for other professional athletic teams such as the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League and the Utah Starzz of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). It seats 18,306 for basketball, has 56 luxury suites, and 668 club seats.
Front exterior entrance, August 2016
|Former names||Delta Center (1991–2006)|
Salt Lake Ice Center (2002)
EnergySolutions Arena (2006–15)
|Address||301 S Temple|
|Location||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Public transit||Arena (UTA station) |
TRAX Blue Line
TRAX Green Line
Arena (UTA station)
TRAX Blue Line
|Owner||Miller Family Legacy Trust|
|Operator||Miller Sports & Entertainment|
7,000 (Nu Skin Theatre)
|Broke ground||May 22, 1990|
|Opened||October 9, 1991|
|Construction cost||US$93 million|
($178 million in 2018 dollars)
|Structural engineer||Ralph L. Wadsworth Engineering|
|Services engineer||Olsen & Peterson Consulting Engineers, Inc.|
|Utah Jazz (NBA) (1991–present)|
Salt Lake Golden Eagles (IHL) (1991–94)
Utah Grizzlies (IHL) (1995–97)
Utah Starzz (WNBA) (1997–2002)
Utah Blaze (AFL) (2006–08, 2011–13)
Opened in 1991, the arena was known as the Delta Center, under a naming rights deal with Delta Air Lines, which has a hub at Salt Lake City International Airport. Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions purchased the naming rights in November 2006, after Delta decided not to renew their 15-year contract due to filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy the year prior. From 2006 to 2015, it was known as EnergySolutions Arena. On October 26, 2015, the arena was renamed as part of a 10-year naming rights contract with the Provo-based home security system provider Vivint.
The arena was originally imagined as 20,000-seat home for the Utah Jazz and Salt Lake Golden Eagles to replace the since-demolished arena of the Salt Palace, which had 12,616 seats. 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 ($171 million in 2018 dollars.)
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. The Eagles had also played the inaugural game in the Salt Palace arena when it opened on October 10, 1969. The Eagles, which were purchased by Miller in 1990, lost nearly a million dollars annually and would not long play in 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. The Delta Center also hosted games of the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals between the Jazz and Chicago Bulls.
In addition to the Utah Jazz and Blaze, the arena has also been the home of the WNBA's Utah Starzz from 1997 to 2002, the Salt Lake Golden Eagles from 1991 to 1994, and the Utah Grizzlies from 1995 to 1997, both of the International Hockey League. Notably, on June 8, 1996, the Delta Center hosted what was then the largest crowd in the history of American minor league hockey: 17,381 fans attended Game 4 of the 1996 Turner Cup Finals. The Grizzlies won 3–2 in overtime, completing a four-game sweep of the Orlando Solar Bears and earning the IHL championship in their first season in Utah.
Upgrades and renovationsEdit
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During the summer of 2010, the Arena was remodeled, which included the installation of Bear's Backyard, a playground for kids, a new dining area for adults and over 500 television screens. On June 17, 2013 the Utah Jazz announced that the arena would receive a new scoreboard and ribbon display technology, including display screens in each corner of the arena. The new scoreboard and display systems were installed during the 2013 NBA off-season.
On September 21, 2016, the Utah Jazz announced plans to renovate and upgrade Vivint Smart Home Arena. The majority of the construction related to the building's renovation, which is estimated to cost US$125 million, will begin at the conclusion of the 2016–17 Utah Jazz basketball season, with anticipated completion of the renovation by fall 2017.
After 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. The new name was unveiled November 20, prior to the 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. The temporary logos were replaced with official logos on the court sometime in December. EnergySolutions naming rights were set to expire in 2016.
Initial fan reactions to the new name were predominantly negative. Early nicknames for the arena included "the Dump", a jab at EnergySolutions' radioactive and hazardous waste disposal operations. Other suggestions included the Glow Dome, Radium Stadium, Isotope, Chernobowl, Jazzmat, Big Bang, Tox Box, Power House, Hot Spot, Plutonium Palace, Fallout Shelter, Melta Center, and Energy Pollutions Arena.
John Stockton and Karl Malone statuesEdit
Outside the arena are statues of two players widely regarded as the greatest in the history of the Jazz, as well as among the greatest players in NBA history. The John Stockton statue was unveiled on March 30, 2005. The Karl Malone statue was unveiled on March 23, 2006. The Jazz played games on each of those nights but lost both games.
Larry H. Miller CourtEdit
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On April 15, 2010, over a year after the death of Jazz owner Larry H. Miller, the Jazz basketball court was named in his honor. With the announcement of the arena's new name on October 26, 2015, the new official name of the court is Larry H. Miller Court at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
In the final of the Men's 1000 metres Short track speed skating event at the 2002 Winter Olympics, veteran Australian Steven Bradbury became the most unlikely winner in Winter Olympic history when he won the race after Apolo Anton Ohno (USA), Mathieu Turcotte (Canada), Ahn Hyun-Soo (South Korea), and Li Jiajun (China) all fell on the final turn and left Bradbury, who was running last and about 15 metres (49 ft) behind the pack, to come through and claim Australia's first ever Winter Olympics Gold Medal.
Vivint Smart Home Arena was the site of the West regional semifinals ("Sweet Sixteen") and championship ("Elite Eight") in the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The venue also hosted first and second-round games in the 2013, 2017 and 2019 editions of the tournament.
|Date||Artist||Opening act(s)||Tour / Concert name||Attendance||Revenue||Notes|
|February 10, 1992||Metallica||—||Wherever We May Roam Tour||—||—|
|May 29, 1992||Rush||Mr. Big||Roll the Bones Tour||—||—|
|June 4, 1992||Metallica||—||Wherever We May Roam Tour||—||—|
|July 7, 1992||The Cure||Cranes||Wish Tour||—||—|
|August 25, 1992||Jimmy Buffett||—||Recession Recess Tour||—||—|
|December 8, 1992||Kiss||Great White
|April 7, 1993||Guns 'N' Roses||Blind Melon||Use Your Illusion Tour||—||—|
|August 10, 1993||Aerosmith||Jackyl||Get a Grip Tour||—||—|
|August 19, 1993||Garth Brooks||—||The Garth Brooks World Tour||—||—|
|August 20, 1993|
|November 4, 1993||Depeche Mode||The The||Devotional Tour||—||—|
|April 26, 1994||Janet Jackson||Mint Condition||Janet World Tour||—||—||Janet Jackson took ill 40 minutes into the concert. She was treated at a hospital emergency room for what was reported to be "flu-like symptoms and dehydration."|
|April 27, 1994|
|July 28, 1994||Phil Collins||—||Both Sides of the World Tour||—||—|
|September 10, 1994||ZZ Top||Ian Moore Band||Antenna World Tour||—||—|
|October 18, 1994||Nine Inch Nails||Marilyn Manson
Jim Rose Circus
|Self Destruct Tour||—||—|
|June 8, 1995||Phish||—||Summer Tour 1995||—||—|
|September 18, 1995||Elton John||—||Made in England Tour||—||—|
|September 19, 1995||Van Halen||—||The Balance "Ambulance" Tour||—||—|
|January 31, 1996||Rod Stewart||—||A Spanner in the Works Tour||—||—|
|September 5, 1996||Kiss||The Hunger||Alive/Worldwide Tour||—||—|
|November 2, 1996||Dave Matthews Band||Meshell Ndegeocello||1996 Fall Tour||6,274||—|||
|January 2, 1997||Metallica||Korn||Poor Touring Me||—||—|
|May 20, 1997||Rush||—||Test for Echo Tour||—||—|
|May 29, 1997||Tina Turner||Cyndi Lauper||Wildest Dreams Tour||—||—|
|April 18, 1998||Aerosmith||Spacehog||Nine Lives Tour||—||—|
|July 9, 1998||Garth Brooks||—||The Garth Brooks World Tour||—||—|
|July 10, 1998|
|July 11, 1998|
|July 12, 1998|
|August 11, 1998||Elton John||—||Big Picture Tour||—||—|
|December 1, 1998||Depeche Mode||Stabbing Westward||The Singles Tour||—||—|
|February 4, 1999||Rolling Stones||Bryan Adams||No Security Tour||16,579 / 16,579||$1,753,807|
|May 17, 1999||Aerosmith||The Afghan Whigs||A Little South of Sanity Tour||—||—|
|June 9, 1999||Bob Dylan||Paul Simon||Never Ending Tour 1999||—||—|
|October 28, 1999||Backstreet Boys||—||Into the Millennium Tour||—||—|
|October 29, 1999|
|November 19, 1999||ZZ Top||Lynyrd Skynyrd
Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies
|November 27, 1999||Ricky Martin||Jessica Simpson||Livin' la Vida Loca Tour||—||—|
|January 28, 2000||Cher||—||Do You Believe?||—||—|
|May 15, 2000||Tina Turner||Lionel Richie
|Twenty Four Seven Tour||—||—|
|May 29, 2000||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band||—||Reunion Tour||—||—|
|July 28, 2000||Tim McGraw
|August 14, 2000||Britney Spears||Mikaila
|Oops!... I Did It Again Tour||—||—|
|October 3, 2000||Christina Aguilera||—||Christina Aguilera in Concert||—||—|
|November 7, 2000||Sarah Brightman||—||La Luna World Tour||—||—|
|January 29, 2001||Billy Joel
|—||Face to Face 2001||16,538 / 16,538||$1,668,470|
|March 8, 2001||Sarah Brightman||—||La Luna World Tour||—||—|
|April 28, 2001||Bon Jovi||—||One Wild Night Tour||—||—|
|August 28, 2001||Dave Matthews Band||The Iguanas||2001 Spring/Summer Tour||—||—|||
|October 5, 2001||Backstreet Boys||Sisqó||Black & Blue Tour||—||—||Originally scheduled for August 20, but was postponed in order for group member A. J. McLean to seek treatment for clinical depression.|
|October 12, 2001||Janet Jackson||112||All for You Tour||—||—|
|November 9, 2001||U2||No Doubt||Elevation Tour||17,197 / 17,197||$1,347,245|
|November 13, 2001||Britney Spears||O-Town||Dream Within a Dream Tour||—||—|
|January 7, 2002||Aerosmith||Cheap Trick||Just Push Play Tour||—||—|
|August 14, 2002||Cher||Cyndi Lauper||Living Proof: The Farewell Tour||9,959 / 13,074||$535,121|
|August 23, 2002||Rush||—||Vapor Trails Tour||—||—|
|April 5, 2003||Bon Jovi||Goo Goo Dolls||Bounce Tour||—||—|
|July 9, 2003||Dixie Chicks||Michelle Branch||Top of the World Tour||15,435 / 15,435||$929,425|
|August 2, 2003||Fleetwood Mac||—||Say You Will Tour||—||—|
|October 22, 2003||Aerosmith
|Porch Ghouls||Rocksimus Maximus Tour/World Domination Tour||12,000||—|
|December 2, 2003||Shania Twain||—||Up! Tour||—||—|
|March 6, 2004||Sarah Brightman||—||Harem World Tour||—||—|
|March 26, 2004||Kelly Clarkson
|The Beu Sisters||Independent Tour||—||—|
|August 3, 2004||Van Halen||Shinedown||Summer Tour 2004||—||—|
|January 31, 2005||Cher||Village People||Living Proof: The Farewell Tour||9,981 / 13,018||$584,474|
|September 21, 2005||Green Day||My Chemical Romance
Jimmy Eat World
|American Idiot World Tour||—||—|
|November 22, 2005||Rolling Stones||Jason Mraz||A Bigger Bang||—||—|
|December 17, 2005||U2||Kanye West
|Vertigo Tour||18,197 / 18,197||$1,709,317|
|August 4, 2006||Tim McGraw
|—||Soul2Soul II Tour||—||—|
|August 5, 2006|
|August 11, 2006||Nickelback||Hoobastank
|All the Right Reasons Tour||—||—|
|August 16, 2006||Red Hot Chili Peppers||The Mars Volta||Stadium Arcadium World Tour||—||—|
|November 13, 2006||The Who||—||The Who Tour 2006–2007||—||—|
|June 11, 2007||Tim McGraw
|—||Soul2Soul II Tour||11,289 / 12,049||$944,919|
|August 28, 2007||Josh Groban||Angelique Kidjo||Awake Tour||—||—||This concert was professionally filmed and recorded then released as Awake Live on May 6, following a showing in Movie theatres on May 1, and before premiering on PBS Soundstage on June 26.|
|October 26, 2007||Miley Cyrus||Jonas Brothers||Best of Both Worlds Tour||—||—||The first show was filmed for a Disney Digital 3D release, entitled Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert.|
|October 27, 2007|
|October 10, 2008||Reba McEntire
|Melissa Peterman||2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour||—||—|
|November 3, 2008||Metallica||Down
|World Magnetic Tour||—||—|
|November 22, 2008||Coldplay||Jon Hopkins
|Viva la Vida Tour||11,598 / 11,598||$935,607|||
|February 22, 2009||Céline Dion||—||Taking Chances World Tour||16,212 / 16,212||$1,245,743|
|April 14, 2009||Britney Spears||Pussycat Dolls||The Circus Tour||17,095 / 17,095||$1,076,551|
|May 26, 2009||Taylor Swift||Kellie Pickler
|Fearless Tour||13,042 / 13,042||$555,207|
|June 3, 2009||Fleetwood Mac||—||Unleashed||—||—|
|August 16, 2009||Green Day||Franz Ferdinand
|21st Century Breakdown World Tour||—||—|
|September 29, 2009||Miley Cyrus||Metro Station||Wonder World Tour||10,885 / 12,525||$718,727||During the performance of "7 Things", Cyrus ran off the stage because of illness from strep throat and the necessity of medical attention. Her band and back up singers covered for her, and, 15 minutes later, Cyrus returned to resume the concert. "Kicking and Screaming" and "Wake Up America" were both omitted from the setlist to make up for the loss of time.|
|February 19, 2010||Billy Joel
|—||Face to Face 2010||16,057 / 16,057||$1,729,539||Postponed from November 20, 2009.|
|June 23, 2010||Backstreet Boys||—||This Is Us Tour||—||—|
|July 15, 2010||Carole King
|—||Troubadour Reunion Tour||7,104 / 7,377||$563,319|||
|October 20, 2010||Nickelback||Three Days Grace
|Dark Horse Tour||—||—|
|February 25, 2011||Linkin Park||The Prodigy||A Thousand Suns World Tour||—||—|
|March 19, 2011||Lady Gaga||Scissor Sisters||The Monster Ball Tour||14,385 / 14,385||$1,313,005|
|March 22, 2011||Bon Jovi||Ryan Star||Bon Jovi Live||17,146 / 17,146||$1,338,116|
|July 25, 2011||Katy Perry||Robyn
DJ Skeet Skeet
|California Dreams Tour||11,745 / 12,080||$432,840|
|September 19, 2011||Diana Ross||—||More Today Than Yesterday: The Greatest Hits Tour||—||—|
|September 28, 2011||Taylor Swift||—||Speak Now World Tour||13,720 / 13,720||$896,946|
|November 28, 2011||Cirque du Soleil||—||Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour||—||—|
|November 29, 2011|
|November 30, 2011|
|February 14, 2012||Lady Antebellum||Darius Rucker
|Own the Night Tour||—||—|
|June 12, 2012||Nickelback||Seether
My Darkest Days
|Here and Now Tour||—||—|
|July 12, 2012||Demi Lovato||—||A Special Night with Demi Lovato||—||—|
|January 5, 2013||Justin Bieber||Carly Rae Jepsen||Believe Tour||14,693 / 14,693||$1,007,579|
|January 25, 2013||George Strait||Martina McBride||The Cowboy Rides Away Tour||—||—|
|April 17, 2013||Bon Jovi||—||Because We Can||16,004 / 16,004||$1,233,763|
|June 1, 2013||Taylor Swift||Ed Sheeran
|The Red Tour||14,007 / 14,007||$1,139,360|
|September 19, 2013||Muse||Cage the Elephant||The 2nd Law World Tour||—||—|
|November 14, 2013||Selena Gomez||Emblem3
|Stars Dance Tour||—||—|
|November 19, 2013||Michael Bublé||Naturally 7||To Be Loved Tour||8,571 / 8,571||$714,585|
|January 20, 2014||P!nk||The Kin||The Truth About Love Tour||15,738 / 15,738||$1,182,944||This show was originally scheduled to take place on October 17, 2013, but was postponed due to vocal rest.|
|January 24, 2014||Lady Antebellum||Kip Moore
|Take Me Downtown Tour||—||—|
|July 8, 2014||Cirque du Soleil||—||Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour||—||—||The first show was originally scheduled for July 7, but was cancelled due to scheduling issues.|
|July 9, 2014|
|August 4, 2014||Lady Gaga||Lady Starlight
|ArtRave: The Artpop Ball||9,359 / 9,359||$516,910||"Mary Jane Holland" was temporarily removed from the setlist.|
|August 7, 2014||Paul McCartney||—||Out There||15,064 / 15,064||$2,001,260|
|September 2, 2014||Eagles||—||History of the Eagles – Live in Concert||—||—|
|September 29, 2014||Katy Perry||Tegan and Sara
|Prismatic World Tour||13,860 / 13,860||$1,218,622|
|May 19, 2015||Ed Sheeran||—||x Tour||—||—|
|July 28, 2015||Imagine Dragons||Halsey||Smoke + Mirrors Tour||—||—|
|July 29, 2015||Mötley Crüe||The Cringe
|Mötley Crüe Final Tour||—||—|
|August 6, 2015||Kenny Chesney||Jake Owen
|The Big Revival Tour||9,689 / 10,548||$505,748|
|August 15, 2015||Shania Twain||Gavin DeGraw||Rock This Country Tour||11,677 / 11,677||$854,366|
|September 4, 2015||Taylor Swift||Vance Joy||The 1989 World Tour||14,131 / 14,131||$1,589,686|
|October 29, 2015||Garth Brooks
|—||World Tour||—||—||Four shows|
|October 30, 2015|
|October 31, 2015|
|April 2, 2016||Justin Bieber||Post Malone
|Purpose World Tour||15,115 / 15,115||$1,400,612|
|April 27, 2016||Rihanna||Travis Scott||Anti World Tour||—||—|
|July 16, 2016||Twenty One Pilots||Mutemath
|Emotional Roadshow World Tour||—||—|
|August 11, 2016||Demi Lovato
|Mike Posner||Future Now Tour||—||—|
|August 31, 2016||Coldplay||Alessia Cara
|A Head Full of Dreams Tour||15,645 / 15,645||$1,871,968|
|October 8, 2016||Maroon 5||Tove Lo
|Maroon 5 On the Road Tour||—||—|
|February 25, 2017||Stevie Nicks||The Pretenders||24 Karat Gold Tour||10,092 / 19,860||$928,314|
|March 21, 2017||Ariana Grande||Victoria Monét
|Dangerous Woman Tour||10,291 / 20,840||$584,595|
|April 9, 2017||Neil Diamond||—||50 Year Anniversary World Tour||11,887 / 11,887||$994,905|
|September 27, 2017||Tim McGraw
|Cam||Soul2Soul: The World Tour||12,528 / 12,528||$1,189,950|
|October 16, 2017||Janet Jackson||—||State of the World Tour||—||—|
|November 24, 2017||Katy Perry||Purity Ring||Witness: The Tour||—||—|
|November 29, 2017||Billy Joel||—||Billy Joel in Concert||16,003 / 16,003||$1,641,808|
|December 12, 2017||Foo Fighters||Bob Mould||Concrete and Gold Tour||—||—|
|December 14, 2017||Lady Gaga||—||Joanne World Tour||12,688 / 12,688||$1,425,214|
|February 6, 2018||The Killers||TBA||Wonderful Wonderful World Tour||11,449 / 12,062||$553,965|
|November 30, 2018||Metallica||Jim Breuer||WorldWired Tour||16,215 / 16,215||$2,026,905|
|July 13, 2019||Ariana Grande||Normani
|Sweetener World Tour||12,569 / 12,569||$1,163,364||This concert was originally scheduled to take place on April 22, but was rescheduled due to Grande headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.|
The movie Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde was partially filmed in the arena.
Awards and recognitionsEdit
Vivint Smart Home Arena is well known for being one of the hardest places to play for visiting teams in the NBA. According to an NBA Players Poll taken by Sports Illustrated on February 11, 2008, the Vivint Arena is considered "the most intimidating arena in the NBA" with 20% of the vote made up of 240 current NBA players. Many commentators referred to the arena as the "Decibel Center", a play on the name "Delta Center". During Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, a decibel meter installed at floor level had readings of over 110 decibels, close to the noise generated by a jet takeoff. Also, during the 1997 NBA Finals, NBC's Hannah Storm called the then-named Delta Center "one of the loudest places in sports".
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