Demand for Provo City Center Temple open house tickets crashes website

Posted at 9:52 AM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 12:39:44-05

PROVO, Utah – Reservations to the open house for the Provo City Center Temple are now available to the public.

The open house starts Friday, January 15, and will go through Saturday, March 5.

Courtesy: Provo City Center Temple work zone camera

Courtesy: Provo City Center Temple work zone camera

It will run every day except for the Sundays of January 17, 24, and 31 and February 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Open house reservations are available to the general public online at and by phone at (855) 537-2000.

Demand for tickets to the Provo City Center Temple open house crashed just after reservations opened at 10 a.m.

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Demand for tickets to Provo City Center Temple open house crashes website.

A cultural celebration will take place on Saturday, March 19.

The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, March 20 at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. and will be broadcast to Utah meetinghouses.

The three-hour block of meetings will be cancelled for that Sunday.

Church President Thomas S. Monson announced the second Provo temple in October 2011 and ground was broken to begin construction May 12, 2012.

The temple is located on University Avenue between Center Street and 100 South.

The Church’s 112-year-old Provo Tabernacle burned in December 2010 and only the shell of the building was left.

After the burned-out structure was gutted, Mormon leaders decided to use the building’s exterior to house the temple.

To learn more about the history and legacy of this temple, explore the online exhibit “Tabernacle to Temple: Provo’s Legacy of Worship” on