EnergySolutions Arena Renamed to Vivint Smart Home Arena
SALT LAKE CITY – EnergySolutions Arena will be renamed the “Vivint Smart Home Arena”, announced by the Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment (LHMSE). This is the third naming rights sponsor since construction finished in 1991 . “The Utah Jazz and the arena are proud to have Vivint as our new naming rights partner,” said LHMSE President Steve Starks.
Vivint started as a home-security business in 1999 when it was originally called APX Alarm Security Systems. They have more than one million customers and 8,000 employees throughout the United States and Canada. Vivint is focused on innovative smart home products and services now and is headquartered in Provo, Utah. Forbes recently named the company to its list of “America’s Best Employers.”
The Vivint Smart Home Arena seats over 22,000 people, 50 luxury suites, and an Executives Club, three sky suites. The arena hosts about 1.8 million guests and more than 100 sports and entertainment events each year. The building has played host to events from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, big name concerts, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Days of ’47 Rodeo and of course who can forget the 1993 NBA All-Star Weekend, two NBA Finals. This is also the home of the Utah Jazz that Larry H. Miller spearheaded the construction of the building 25 years ago and had the basketball court named after.
We also can’t forget the greats that played on the court like Pistol Pete Maravich, Mark Eaton, Thurl Bailey, Jeff Hornacek, John Stockton, Karl Malone, Ron Boone and Coach Jerry Sloan. “One of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history” said NBA commissioner David Stern. Sloan resigned after 23 years with the Utah Jazz and was the fifth coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 victories with one club.
Sloan currently works as an adviser and scouting consultant with the Utah Jazz and shares some special thoughts in this Vivint video “This Arena”.
LHMSE and Vivint have already been working together with the Salt Lake Bees, Tour Utah, and the Utah Jazz. Together they will create a strategic marketing partnership that will include an interactive “Vivint Smart Home Experience”. This will improve the game night fan experience, and upgrade the security and automation technology at the basketball facilities. They will also collaborate on an autism awareness campaign as part of their joint community outreach.
The Vivint Smart Home name change is effective immediately and will hosts marquee events beginning with the Garth Brooks World Tour on Oct. 29-31 and the Jazz home opener on Nov. 4.
The EnergySolutions will continue to partner with the Utah Jazz on many projects in the community and Junior Jazz.
The arena is owned and operated by the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. For more information, visit www.vivintarena.com
Photo Credit: Vivint.com