Utah Jazz Overview

Fast facts

League: Western Conference Northwest Division

Head Coach: Will Hardy

Team Mascot: Jazz Bear

Year Opened: 1991

Capacity: 18306

City / State: Salt Lake City / Utah

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Jazz vs Rockets

Rival Team: Houston Rockets

The rivalry between the Jazz and Rockets dates back to the 1990s when these two regularly fought for Midwest Division supremacy. During the 90s the teams met in the playoffs four times and a strong distaste was developed between Drexler and the Dream and the Mailman and Stockton. The rivalry may not be as intense as it once was, but you’ll still find plenty of Jazz fans who have a strong dislike for the Rockets.

Jazz vs Nuggets

Rival Team: Denver Nuggets

The Jazz and Nuggets are the only two NBA teams located in the Rocky Mountains and as a result, has played in the same division throughout most of their history. The two teams have also met in the playoffs four times with their matchup in 1994 being particularly intense. If you want to experience Delta Center at its best, then make sure to attend a Jazz game when the Nuggets are in town.

Utah Jazz Stadium Guide

In Game

The Utah Jazz is celebrating 25 years in their current arena, which is still a great place to take in an NBA game. The stadium is located near two excellent shopping centers, so if you love to shop then, you’ll love your trip to a Jazz game. Both the City Creek Center and the Gateway outdoor mall offer great places to eat and drink before and after the game, and you can’t go wrong stopping at either of them.

Once inside the arena, you’ll find an incredible atmosphere that is enhanced by the hometown fans’ support for their team. The Jazz are the only major professional sports team in Utah, which means that no matter how the team is doing, you’ll usually find a packed house. The fan support here in Salt Lake City has been among the best over the years and has even earned the arena the reputation as one of the most intimidating in the NBA.

Another nice touch inside the stadium is its nod to its Olympic history. The Delta Center hosted figure skating and short-track speed skating during the 2002 Olympics and all around the arena you can find tributes to these events.
You’ll encounter an excellent in-game atmosphere in Salt Lake City making it well worth your while to make the trip.

Things to check out


All around the arena you’ll find reminders to the fact that the Olympics were held here. The arena was the site of figure skating and short-track speed skating during the 2002 Olympics, so make sure to check out these Olympic remnants during your visit.

Bear’s Backyard

Bear’s Backyard is the perfect place to take the kids before the game. The playground features plenty of fun for kids and will wear them out making it easier for you to enjoy the game.

HD Video Display Board

For years, the Jazz's arena was lacking an HD video board above center court. However, in 2013 the arena’s video system finally received an upgrade. Make sure to check out this impressive video board during your trip to Salt Lake City

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The Jazz’s Hall of Fame mascot Bear is one of the best in the NBA. Bear performs some incredible stunts, such as a one-handed handstand on top of a 50 ft ladder, and is one of the most beloved mascots in the NBA so keep an eye for him.

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Jazz Dancers

The Jazz Dancers will keep everyone entertained with their incredible dance routines. Don’t miss these amazing dancers during your visit to Salt Lake City

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Jazz Dunk Team

The Jazz Dunk Team’s high flying dunks will get you up and cheering. These guys bring life into the arena even when things aren’t going the Jazz’s way, so be on the lookout for them during the game.

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Jazz Drumline

The rhythm of the Jazz Drumline brings the arena to life. You can’t help but rise to your feet when this outstanding drumline performs. The Jazz Drumline also features some of the most colorful uniforms of any drumline in the NBA, so make sure to check those out as well.

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Interactive Team

The interactive team gets everyone in the upper bowl up and cheering. The interactive team get the arena rocking and help create an incredible atmosphere so get loud when you see them for your chance to win some cool prizes.

Utah Jazz Bars & Restaurants

  1. Lucky 13

    Lucky 13

    Happening saloon known for gourmet hamburgers & house-smoked bacon, plus a long beer & whiskey list.

    135 W 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Pie Hole

    Pie Hole

    Funky open-late pizza parlor with a tiny eat-in area that's known for its ample, thin slices & beer.

    344 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA

    801-359-HOLE (4653)

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  3. Caffé Molise

    Caffé Molise

    Art-filled trattoria serving Northern Italian fare & unique wines in cozy digs with a garden patio.

    55 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$$

  4. Current Fish & Oyster

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    Industrial-chic bar & eatery offering regional, sustainable seafood plates in a historic building.

    279 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  5. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

    Ruths Chris Steak House

    Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting

    275 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  6. From Scratch

    From Scratch

    Relaxed, rustic-chic locale featuring creative pizzas, burgers & house-baked pastries & desserts.

    62 E Gallivan Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Bambara Salt Lake City

    Bambara Salt Lake City

    Inspired New American bistro serving seasonal fare, cocktails & fine wines in the hip Hotel Monaco.

    202 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  8. Cucina Toscana

    Cucina Toscana

    Trendy, bustling trattoria that pairs creative, upmarket Tuscan dishes with an extensive wine list.

    282 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$$

  9. Bout Time Pub & Grub

    Bout Time Pub Grub

    Relaxed sports bar chain serving up beer, cocktails & casual American bites amid flat-screen TVs.

    169 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  10. BTG Wine Bar

    BTG Wine Bar

    Polished option offering a huge list of wines by the glass, plus cocktails & beer in stylish digs.

    404 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Murphy’s Bar & Grill

    Murphys Bar Grill

    Quaint Irish-themed neighborhood tavern with a large selection of domestic & rare import beers.

    160 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  12. Whiskey Street

    Whiskey Street

    Vintage-chic lounge & eatery featuring imaginative American bites & a huge beer & whiskey selection.

    323 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. The Copper Onion

    The Copper Onion

    Locally sourced New American fare, cocktails & brunch in a modern setting with plenty of buzz.

    111 Broadway #170, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  14. Keys on Main

    Flying Saucer Draught Emporium Beer

    Bustling destination for dueling piano performances & inventive cocktails in a clubby space.

    242 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Red Rock Brewing Co

    Red Rock Brewing

    Lively brewpub offering beers & an array of New American fare in an industrial-chic setting.

    254 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Poplar Street Pub

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    Laid-back bar & grill with a patio offering pizza, burgers & craft brews, plus Sunday brunch.

    242 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  17. Beerhive Pub

    The Spoke beer bottles

    Cozy pub with elegant, vintage decor that offers a wide range of craft beers & haute pub grub.

    128 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  18. Squatters Craft Beers

    Squatters Craft

    Flagship of a relaxed microbrewery chain crafting seasonal & year-round beers & eclectic pub grub.

    147 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. The Green Pig Pub

    Green Pig Pub

    TV-filled sports bar serving beers, cocktails & pub grub in a buzzy space with live music & trivia.

    31 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$