This offseason, the Utah Jazz are planning a $125 million renovation of the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The robust enhancements are designed to improve fan and guest experience with food and drink at the forefront. The overhauled concessions will include the addition of over 30 restaurants and vendors.
Chief customer officer Craig Sanders spoke about the changes saying, “We are setting the table for great food experiences at Vivint Smart Home Arena with an array of new restaurants, reimagined offerings, and Utah favorites.” Vivint Smart Home Arena is still keeping some stadium stalwarts such as CupBop Korean barbecue and Chic-Fil-a, as well as, kid-friendly favorites like Grillworks.
New faces to the arena will include barbecue from R&R, hand-tossed pizzas from Maxwell’s, Mexican food from El Chubasco, and gourmet hamburgers and signature beef sandwiches from Cubby’s. Dining areas will feature unique working kitchens to emphasize the freshness of prepared food. Fans and visitors will also be able to enjoy refreshments with the local flare of craft and microbreweries from Salt Lake and beyond.
“Food is one of the most tangible, sensory, and personal expressions of hospitality, it made complete sense that food was a central element of the renovation,” said John Sergi, food and beverage hospitality design consultant for the arena.
The Jazz hope to bring visitors inside the arena to satisfy their pregame appetites. Sanders noted, “If you are wondering where to eat or you seek to satisfy different tastes, the arena will be an ideal dining destination.” With these additions and a few to the roster, the Jazz hope to attract more season ticket holders and drive attendance. If all goes well, Jazz fans and concert goers should be chowing down in 2018.