The arena first opened in 1991 under the name of the Delta Center. It was renamed in 2006 to EnergySolutions Arena by the estate of Larry H. Miller. It is owned and operated by the estate of Larry Miller. There are 19,911 seats for basketball in the arena that is home to the NBA's Utah Jazz. The arena has fifty six luxury suites and 668 club seats. Besides the NBA team in 2006 the Arena Football Utah Blaze made the EnergySolutions Arena home.
During the 2002 Winter Olympics the arena was used for the figure skating and short track speed skating events. It was called the Salt Lake Ice Center during the Olympics. Besides sporting events the venue was used by Oingo Boingo in 1991 as the first concert in the new arena. The Rolling Stones, U2, Coldplay, Josh Groban, the Blue Man Group, Hannah Montana, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, Celine Dion and Brittany Spears have all performed at the EnergySolutions in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight Rounds of the 2010 NCAA Men's Division Basketball Tournament will be held at the EnergySolutions Arena. More upcoming events include Keith Urban, Little Big Town, the DEW TOUR and Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus.
There are a number of ways to purchase tickets for the different events at the arena. The box office is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. It is only open on Saturdays if there is an event. The box office is located at 301 West South Temple St. in Salt Lake City. Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or by phone. Most Albertson's Grocery stores in the Salt Lake City area also sell tickets to events at the arena as well as Macy's Department Store.
Many hotels are available in the Salt Lake City area that is near the EnergySolutions Arena. They can be boutique hotels or chain establishments. Some of the hotels include the Perry Hotel, the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Shilo Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Hotel Monaco, Sheraton Salt Lake City, Best Western Garden Inn at Salt Lake Plaza, Marriott Salt Lake City Center, Little America, Metropolitan Inn, Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown, Crystal Inn Hotel and Suites, Hampton Inn Downtown, Grand America and Embassy Suites.
These hotels offer rooms and suites. Many have complimentary breakfast included in the rates. Hotels such as the Embassy Suites will prepare a hot cooked to order breakfast.
Restaurants that are within walking distance of the EnergySolutions Arena are the Red Rock Brewing Company, Poplar Street Pub, Cucina Toscana, Tucanos Brazilian, Ginza, J.Wong's Asian Bistro, Happy Sumo Sushi Bar, Rio Grande Cafy and the Counter. There are also delis, steak houses, Italian, Thai and an island grill restaurant less than a mile from the EnergySolutions Arena. Ice Cream lovers can enjoy Ben and Jerry's at Capitol Hill Desserts. Fast food restaurants like McDonald's, Sbarro, Taco Time and Subway are also near the EnergySolutions Arena area.