NBA basketball team Utah Jazz has confirmed that its Vivint Smart Home Arena will undergo a $125m (£96.4m/€111.4m) renovation at the end of the 2016-17 season.
All six levels of the near 20,000-capacity arena will be upgraded in a bid to improve the guest experience for supporters. The facility’s lower- and upper-bowl concourses will be redesigned, while private clubs and suites, open gathering spaces, more food choices and ‘live’ kitchens will also be introduced.
Other renovation features include an array of solar panels, new chairback seats, remodeled changing rooms, and digital technology upgrades such as high-speed internet and cloud-based technology.
“The arena has been a community gathering place for the past 25 years, and this renovation reaffirms our family commitment to the Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City and the state of Utah,” Jazz owner Gail Miller said. “The changes will benefit everyone who comes to the building for a sports event, concert or family show. We are pleased that the arena will once again serve as a first-class, state-of-the-art venue.”
Locally-based Layton Construction Company will serve as the general contractor for the development, with SCI Architects having been signed up as the lead architectural firm.