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Utah Jazz and NHL Arena

NHL Coming to Utah

The Arizona Coyotes move to Salt Lake City

Utah has long been celebrated for its breathtaking mountains and diverse outdoor activities, attracting athletes and adventurers from around the globe. Utahns have been waiting for a professional hockey team for a long time. In April the NHL announced that the Arizona Coyotes will be relocating to Salt Lake City for the 2024-25 season, and hockey fans couldn’t be more excited. 

Led by Ryan Smith, owner of the Utah Jazz, and his wife Ashley, Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) secured the franchise for a reported $1.2 to $1.3 billion. The group has been actively pursuing an NHL team for Utah, highlighting the state’s immediate readiness to host hockey games at the Delta Center while plans for a dedicated hockey arena are underway.

Ryan Smith emphasized the community’s enthusiasm for sports and entertainment, expressing confidence in Utah’s ability to support and thrive with an NHL franchise. SEG, which oversees the Utah Jazz, Delta Center, Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals, and other entities, is committed to delivering exceptional sports experiences and looks forward to integrating the NHL permanently into Utah’s vibrant sporting landscape.

Below you can take a look at the renderings for a potential revamp of downtown Salt Lake City featuring a new Utah Jazz arena and a pedestrian area lined with restaurants and shops. 

Additionally, Larry H. Miller is actively pursuing the goal of bringing a Major League Baseball team to Utah, while the state eagerly awaits confirmation about hosting the 2034 Winter Olympics.

We are excited about the future of professional sports in Utah. 

Utah Jazz and NHL Arena
Salt Lake City NHL Team Delta Center

Rendering on the right posted by Ryan Smith on X – Photo on the left by Chris Gardner/Getty Images

New NHL-size Ice Rink & Event Center near Park City, Utah

The Utah Outliers have secured the private ice rink at the Black Rock Mountain Resort Event Center near Browns Canyon Road off SR-248 near Park City, Utah. This facility will serve as the new home for the Tier 2 Junior A team of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL), fostering young talent aged 16 to 20. The arena will house an NHL-standard ice rink, locker rooms and other team facilities, a stage and a three-story fitness center. The center, slated to open in fall 2024, will feature a capacity for approximately 2,000 spectators, expandable to 3,300 for concerts. 

The Outliers’ previous base was at the Acord Ice Arena in West Valley City.

Black Rock Mountain Resort Condos for Sale Utah
Black Rock Resort - NHL size Ice Rink

Real Estate near Black Rock Mountain Resort

Black Rock Mountain Resort #513

2 bedrooms I 2 baths I 1,278 SF I $1,200,000

Amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, gym, sauna, steam room, restaurant, bar, and coffee shop. The Ice Rink and Event Center are expected to drive occupancy rates up.

1086 Abigail Dr I Retreat at Jordanelle

4 bedrooms I 4 baths I $1,345,000

Amenities include a community park, clubhouse with gym and theater room, swimming pool, and hot tub.

Renderings of New MLB Stadium

The future of sports in Utah looks promising. Larry H Miller and his family want to bring a Major League Baseball team to Utah. At least one day. Renderings of the new stadium and mixed-use development look impressive. The envisioned Power District, adjacent to the Jordan River and Utah State Fairpark, spans across 100 acres with plans of a $3.5 billion investment by Larry H Miller. The timeline and specifics regarding a team in Utah remain uncertain at this point.

MLB Stadium Salt Lake City
MLB Stadium District Salt Lake City Utah