Jazz to Offer Unique Celebrations for Fans All Season Long to Include Special Decade Nights at Delta Center, Community Clinics, New Apparel and Memorabilia, and More
Delta Air Lines Announced as the Presenting Sponsor of the Season-Long Celebration
The Utah Jazz today announced plans for their 50th season celebration that will engage fans in Utah and beyond through a variety of activations at Delta Center, in the community, and on the team’s digital platforms. Delta Air Lines is the presenting sponsor of the team’s 50th season-themed initiatives.
“From New Orleans to Salt Lake City, the Jazz legacy has been built by storied on court performances, larger-than-life personalities, and incredible fans locally and around the world who continue to cheer us on game after game, decade after decade," said Jim Olson, president of the Utah Jazz. "We are excited to immerse the community in countless celebrations of both the talented Jazzmen, coaches, and leaders who’ve led our organization over the past 50 years and those who are actively contributing to what will be our legacy for the next 50 years."
Utah Jazz 2023-24 Classic Edition Uniform and Court Reflect on Seasons Past
Revealed today, the design of the Utah Jazz 2023-24 Nike Classic Edition uniform and Classic Edition court symbolizes the early days of Jazz basketball.
The 2023-24 Nike Classic Edition uniform is a throwback to the road uniform from the franchise’s debut season in New Orleans (1974-75) and is one of the most iconic, as it was worn by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Pete “Pistol Pete” Maravich. The vivid purple uniform is trimmed in gold and green and features a bold, white Jazz logo that is an exact replica from the original uniform.
The 2023-24 Utah Jazz Classic Edition court incorporates design elements from courts at the Salt Palace and Delta Center in the 1980s and 1990s. It prominently features the team’s trademark purple, with the 1974 Jazz wordmark on each baseline and gold and green trim around the perimeter. The official 50th Season logo is displayed at center court.
The Utah Jazz will debut their Classic Edition uniform and court during their season opener on Oct. 25 at Delta Center against the Sacramento Kings. The uniform is available for presale today beginning at 10:50a.m. MDT.
Decade Night Celebrations at Delta Center
Earlier this year, the Utah Jazz and Delta reached a milestone when the Delta Center name returned to Salt Lake City, and the partnership will continue to make history by bringing “Decade Nights” to Delta Center throughout the season. Kicking off with the 1970s, each Decade Night will feature alumni appearances and themed programming that incorporates Jazz basketball history and the influence of pop culture from that decade. Game night programming will be announced leading up to each Decade Night. Single-game tickets, including tickets for Decade Nights, are now available for purchase.
50th Season Documentary and Podcast
SEG Media and Emmy-winning creative agency Heart and Hustle are partnering on a documentary that explores the franchise’s storied history and goes behind closed doors for an exclusive look at the organization in present day. Through powerful interviews, cinematic scenes, and never-before-released footage, the film will provide an all-access experience to the excitement, controversy, tangible memories, and the intriguing personalities of the Utah Jazz. The first of five teasers will air in November, and a long-form film will premiere in Spring 2024. The documentary will be available for viewing on the forthcoming subscription-based streaming service. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Note: The History of the Utah Jazz - a limited-series podcast created in partnership with Delta - will feature exclusive conversations with sports and basketball legends including John Stockton, Doris Burke, Dan Patrick, and many others. The monthly series will debut the week of Oct. 23 and be available via the Utah Jazz Podcast Network.
Community Initiatives and Acts of Service
In a nod to their shared commitment to community, the Jazz and Delta are reconstructing and updating the 20-year-old basketball court at Liberty Park, which is located less than three miles southeast of Delta Center. Upon its opening in late October, the basketball court will be a year-round resource for youth, families, community members, and visitors featuring a new perimeter fence, seating area, and gathering space.
The Jazz and Delta will also host 10 free-to-attend basketball clinics for youth from historically underserved communities. About 50 youth aged 7 to 15 will be invited to participate in each clinic, which will take place at either Zions Bank Basketball Campus, the training facility of the Utah Jazz, or the training facility of the Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Jazz.
The Utah Jazz will also organize several acts of service to give back to the community. For the first instance, next month, the Jazz will clear classroom wish lists for teachers at high-need schools. In the following months, the Jazz will focus these acts on military families and holiday giving.
Apparel and Memorabilia
Throughout the season-long celebration, Jazz fans will be able to bring home keepsakes, including the 2023-24 Classic Edition uniform, 50th-themed apparel, and limited-edition artwork. CounterPoint, the Utah Jazz private label lifestyle brand, will introduce various 50th season collections. The first is a collaborative capsule collection with designers Jeff Hamilton and Jon Stan which will include high-end luxury knits, varsity jackets, and hats and will be available for purchase exclusively at Delta Center beginning in October.