Summer league basketball returns to Vivint Arena on July 5, 6, and 7. This year’s summer league will feature the Jazz, Grizzlies, Thunder and 76ers. Double-headers will take place at 5 and 7pm on days 1 and 2, and at 4 and 6pm on day 3.
The Salt Lake City Summer League showcases rookies selected in the NBA Draft competing in their first NBA games, sophomores, select free agents and athletes competing to make NBA and G League regular season rosters. Participating teams play in a round-robin game showcase where one is crowned the winner on the event's final day.
Three-day attendance for the 2019 summer league at Vivint Arena was 29,469. The highest attendance was 33,884 in 2018.
Recent participants in the Salt Lake City Summer League have included Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale and Georges Niang (Utah); Davis Bertans, Dejounte Murray and Derrick White (San Antonio); Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz (Philadelphia); Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown (Boston); Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis); and Trae Young and John Collins (Atlanta).
The Jazz will also play in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. All 30 NBA teams will be playing five games apiece during the 10-day, 75-game event.
Vivint Arena is located just west of downtown Salt Lake City, approximately 15 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Situated at 301 West South Temple, just two blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center, Utah's premiere entertainment destination is within walking distance from downtown hotels, restaurants and Temple Square.
Home to the largest inland lake in the western United States, Salt Lake City is rich with natural history. In fact, there are five National Parks located within a 5-hour drive of the city limits. The capital of Utah is also known for its pioneer and Native American history. The valley first settled by Latter-day Saint immigrants in 1847 is now home to a thriving and diverse metropolis.
Need a place to stay cool, out of the summer heat? Maybe a break from basketball? The Natural History Museum houses over a million biological objects and specimens. Come to study dinosaurs, the Great Salt Lake, Native American culture and art. There’s even a pond/stream area where kids can play and learn about bugs.
Located less than an hour’s drive from Vivint Arena, Antelope Island is also home to a variety of birds, deer, bobcats, coyotes, and American Bison. The park features many paved roads for scenic driving, trails to bike, overlooks for picture-taking, and a marina mostly for kayakers and sailboats. Entrance fees run approximately $15 per vehicle per day, $3 for cyclists and pedestrians.
After a long day of watching basketball at Vivint Arena, there’s no better place to stretch out your legs than just a few blocks East at City Creek Mall in downtown Salt Lake City. Home to many shops and restaurants, City Creek is a picturesque shopping center featuring a beautiful fountain that is perfect for visiting during the summertime. Fast food, sushi, chocolate sweets, and healthy options; City Creek Mall’s dining options are endless.
Known for the best snow on earth, many don’t consider Park City, Utah a summer destination. But there’s more to the resort town than it’s world-class ski resorts. Less than a 45-minute drive from Vivint Arena in downtown SLC, Park City is the epitome of summertime fun with many activities to choose from. Park City Mountain Resort features a Mountain Coaster with speeds up to 25 mph. The resort also is home to the Alpine Slide; one of the longest slides in the world, ziplines, and mountain biking trails.
All rosters are subject to change.