INDIANAPOLIS — Everybody who attends a Utah Jazz game in coming seasons will get a seat upgrade.

As part of their $125 million arena renovation, the Jazz are installing new seats throughout Vivint Arena.

Fans of the plastic green seats that have been a feature of the arena since it opened as the Delta Center in 1991 might be a bit disappointed. The new seats will be navy blue. They will also be much more comfortable — fully upholstered, plush back and contour foam seats. The team hasn’t announced the new seating arrangement, but the preliminary plans called for fewer than the current capacity of 19,911.

“While we will all miss the green seats, these new cushioned Jazz blue chairs will provide our guests an upgraded experience as they attend Jazz games, concerts and other events in the arena,” Jazz president Steve Starks said.

The green seats will be offered as a keepsake to season ticket holders who renew their seats for next season.

The team also announced that the arena renovation will include a super club with gathering space for 1,700 guests. It will be located on level two of the arena behind the lower bowl seats.

The arena’s transformation begins in earnest this week with construction on the place and other public facing areas. The complete project is expected to be done before the beginning of the 2017-18 season this fall.

The renovation will include redesigns for the upper and lower bowls, an expanded main entrance, open social corners on level six along with new clubs, restaurants, suites and seats.

“One of our priorities in determining the top-to-bottom improvements has been to make changes that will benefit everyone,” said Steve Miller, chairman of the arena renovation committee. “The upgraded seats will be for all our guests to enjoy. We have the best and most loyal fans …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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