Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City
Home to the Utah Jazz, The Delta Center began operation in October of 1991. It's the largest arena within a five-state radius, including Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado thast will hold 20,400 people. The facility is used for other major touring concerts, rodeos, ice shows, family shows, circuses, motor sports, hockey and large conventions.
The Utah Jazz are consistently one of the better teams in the NBA. For many years they were lead by the dynamic duo of John Stockton and Karl Malone. Head Coach Jerry Sloan is one of the more animated characters in the NBA and if the opponent's team is doing well you might see one of his raging rants.
Equipment: Of course you can wear Utah Jazz gear to fit in with the local fans or be daring and wear the visiting team's jersey if you think the Jazz might lose at home in an upset.
It's a good idea to show up soon after the doors open, usually an hour before the game, and then you can go near courtside and take photos of the players during warm-ups.
Although Stockton and Malone are no longer with the Jazz there is a young star who will provide excitement for NBA fans visiting Salt Lake City for years to come.
Andrei Kirilenko is from Russia where he played for the national team and won the Russian League's slam dunk contest. A versatile shooter and shot blocker, Kirilenko goes by the nickname "AK-47" which happens to be his jersey number. His wife is a popular singer in Russia and he appears in one of her music videos.
Equipment: Bring an Andrei Kirilenko basketball card to the pre-game warm-ups and he might autograph it for your child.
I´ve never seen a live NBA match before. If you have the chance go!
That day the match was very bad: Utah Jazz Vs. Boston Celtics. Really that season was not the best for Celtics... Anyway it´s good to go just to see the ambience.
For me, that I use to attend to Futbol (Soccer) games in Argentina, it was a very cold game.
It seems to be more important what occurs in the grades that the basketball game itself.
Everything was in order, but I expected something different.