Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan tells story of downtown arena

Posted at 5:15 PM, Oct 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-26 19:15:59-04

Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan tells the story of Salt Lake City’s downtown arena in the video above.

“It was just over a quarter of a century ago Utah needed a place where a basketball team could build a dynasty — place where its entire community could come together, a place that could serve as an invitation to the entire world.”

The Energy Solutions Arena, now named Vivint Smart Home Arena, has been home court to the Jazz over the years. It has also been a venue for concerts and various national competitions.