Purple Mountain Party on Saturday
This season, the Utah Jazz will be celebrating one of the most successful periods in franchise history by bringing back their iconic purple mountain jerseys, which the team wore from 1996 until 2004. The Jazz will wear these throwback uniforms at 11 home games and select away games this season, and during those home games they’ll also play on a replica of the Jazz basketball court from that period.
Before the season starts next week, fans are invited to visit Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 19 from 2–5pm for a celebration of the team and these uniforms as a part the KUTV 2 Road to Tipoff. Fans will have an exclusive opportunity to take pictures on the Classic court and have access to the mountain-themed Jazz gear, including jerseys, hoodies, shirts, hats and much more. A Classic ticket package—including purple mountain-themed games against the Clippers, Knicks and Lakers, plus a Donovan Mitchell bobblehead and a Jazz locker room tour—will only be available at the party.
Admission is free, and no tickets are required for this event, which will also include:
- Face painters
- Retro video and arcade games
- ‘90s photo corner
- Photo opportunity with NBA Finals uniforms
- Game 6 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals playing on the video board
- Free parking at the Park Place lot (northeast of the arena)
“I remember as a kid watching the Jazz when they wore these jerseys in the Finals. I’m excited about them,” Jazz point guard Mike Conley said. “I think it’s great. You get so used to wearing the same two or three jerseys, and then you pull out a new one and it gets your juices flowing. We’re all excited.”