Vivint Smarthome Arena announced that at 2:00PM MST they will unveil a new video of the upcoming changes for next season at the Viv. We’ve already seen a few renders of improvements during the season, but this will be a better look at what the Utah Jazz and the operators at Vivint Smarthome Arena have planned for Jazz fans.
The $125M renovation project will begin next offseason directly after the end of the 2016-2017 season. It’s going to be a quick turnaround time because the Utah Jazz were playing into May this season rather than the usual unceremonious end in April.
The new upgrade will consist of:
- Improved concession areas
- A revamped lobby
- A gorgeous redesigned locker room
- An open level for the upper bowl so fans can watch the game while getting concessions.
- Redesigned outside exterior and ticket center that is not located in the basement.
- Solar roof
Vivint had already announced that the green seats, a staple in the Delta/Energy Solutions/Vivint Smarthome Arena, would be removed in favor of blue (padded) seats. It will be interesting to see if this affects the acoustics of the one of the loudest arenas in the NBA. Adding blue padded seats is akin to adding 20,000 acoustic panels. Hopefully, Vivint stays loud while adding comfort.
RIP, Green Seats.— Aaron Falk (@aaronfalk) March 20, 2017
Died doing what they loved. pic.twitter.com/3G99iM7piZ
Utah Jazz beat writers have even been privy to some of the current construction going on right now.
Touring the renovations at the Jazz's practice facility. This hole will one day be a hydrotherapy area with an underwater treadmill. pic.twitter.com/HlxMaXOH9u— Aaron Falk (@aaronfalk) May 18, 2017
What will this updated render we get to see at 2PM today hold? We’ll soon see. In the meantime, this one’s for you Delta Center green seats ...