Sports Stadiums

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LaVell Edwards Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in Provo, Utah on the campus of Brigham Young University (BYU). Primarily used for college football, it is the home field of the BYU Cougars. The playing field is natural grass and is at an elevation of 4,649 feet (1411 m) above sea level. A crowd of 63, is considered a sellout at LaVell Edwards Stadium. http://byucougars.com/venue/lavell-edwards-stadium

Rice-Eccles Stadium is an outdoor college football stadium in Salt Lake City, on the campus of the University of Utah, with a 45,807 seating capacity. It is the home field of the Utah Utes of the Pac-12 Conference. It served as the main stadium for the 2002 Winter Olympics; the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were held at the stadium, which was temporarily renamed “Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium”. http://stadium.utah.edu/

Maverik Center is the home of the Utah Grizzlies located in West Valley City. It is originally known as the E Center with a 10,100 seating capacity. In addition to sporting events, Maverik Center is a leading entertainment venue hosting nationally known concert acts.  http://www.maverikcenter.com/

The Marriott Center is a 19,000-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. It is home to the BYU Cougars men’s and women’s basketball teams. It is among the largest on-campus basketball arenas in the United States. It is also the largest basketball arena in the West Coast Conference, in which BYU competes for most sports except football. In addition to basketball, the Marriott Center is used for weekly devotionals and forums. https://byutickets.com/marriott-center

Brent Brown Ballpark is a baseball stadium on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. It is primarily used for baseball and is the home field of the minor-league Orem Owlz and the Utah Valley Wolverines baseball team of the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference. It was built in 2005 and holds 5,000 people.

The UCCU Center (originally known as the McKay Events Center), is a multi-purpose arena in Orem, Utah. It was built in 1996 and is home to the Utah Valley Wolverines basketball team. It is also the former home of Utah Jazz’s now defunct NBA Development League affiliate team, the Utah Flash, the Utah Valley Thunder of the af2 and the Utah Catzz of the Professional Indoor Football League. www.uccucenter.com

Smith’s Ballpark (formerly known as Franklin Quest Field, later Franklin Covey Field, and most recently Spring Mobile Ballpark) is a baseball park in Salt Lake City. Smith’s Ballpark was built in 1994 with a capacity of 15,411 people, which is the largest seating capacity in the Pacific Coast League. Stunning views of the Wasatch Mountains over the left and center field walls, it is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Salt Lake Bees minor league baseball team.  http://atmilb.com/230jqp2

  Vivint Smart Home Arena is located in downtown Salt Lake City and the home court of the NBA Utah Jazz. It hosts about 1.8 million guests and more than 100 sports and entertainment events each year. It seats 19,911 for basketball, has 56 luxury suites, and 668 club seats. http://www.vivintarena.com

Rio Tinto Stadium is an American soccer-specific stadium in Sandy, Utah, that is the home to Major League Soccer Club Real Salt Lake and its USL associate team, Real Monarchs SLC. It seats 20,213 for soccer, but can be expanded to over 25,000 for concerts. www.riotintostadium.com

The Jon M. Huntsman Center is a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Architecturally, it is known for its steel cloud, which hangs from the arena’s silver dome interior. The steel cloud holds the arena’s center court scoreboard, sound and lighting systems. The arena hosted the 1979 Final Four, featuring the first round of the rivalry between all-time greats Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. http://stadium.utah.edu/about/arena

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