The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team that was founded in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz. In 1979 they relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah, and have based here since this time. They compete in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association. The Jazz began as one of the most unsuccessful teams in the league, but went on to become a very strong team in the 1990′s. Despite making successive NBA Finals appearances in 1997 and 1998 they were unable to win a Championship title. As of 2012, the Jazz have never won a NBA Championship title. Continue reading to find out where the Jazz play their home games.
Where do the Utah Jazz play?
The Utah Jazz play their home games at EnergySolutions Arena. The arena was opened in 1991 after more than a year of construction at a cost of $93 million. It has a capacity of 19,911 for basketball games and has the reputation for being one of the loudest and most intimidating arenas in the NBA. For the first 15 years the stadium was known as Delta Center, but Delta Air Lines declined to renew their naming rights contract at this time. EnergySolutions Arena is a multipurpose venue that is also home to the Utah Blaze (AFL) and it has also hosted many other events such as concerts, ice skating and other sporting events.
Did you know?
EnergySolutions Arena was also used for the figure skating and short track speed skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.