Jerry Sloan does some voiceover work

By Jeff Case

Back in 1979, the New Orleans Jazz moved to Salt Lake City and became the Utah Jazz. From that point until the end of the 1990-91 season, the Jazz played all of their home games at the old Salt Palace. In 1991, the (then-) Delta Center opened and has been the home of the Jazz ever since, but it was renamed EnergySolutions Arena on Nov. 20, 2006. Just yesterday, it got a new sponsor.

The Jazz now play at Vivint Smart Home Arena, which is what it will be called for the next 10 years. No matter the arena’s name, though, the Jazz are synonymous with certain players (like Karl Malone and John Stockton) and a legendary coach (Jerry Sloan) no matter who roams the court or sidelines.

With that history in mind, the Jazz tabbed Sloan to voiceover and walk through Vivint Smart Home Arena in a video called “This Arena”. It’s pretty cool if you’re a Jazz fan.

VIDEO: Jerry Sloan tells tale of ‘This Arena’



  1. Jake says:

    This got me so hyped for the season, glad I get to be close to this great organization.

  2. You should be pumped as a fan period. If people did treks like they do for Beatles in England, Salt Lake’s “Delta Center” would be the hottest spot outside Chicago, cause Jordan’s greatest moment happened here.

    So 3 of the NBA’s record holders played in Utah, and the greatest to ever won 2 rings….I say top 5-10 historic basketball buildings.