WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — After the pandemic forced entertainment venues to shut down earlier this year, the Maverik Center is back up and running with live events.
Following a concert last week, Utah Grizzlies hockey will take the ice for their first home game of the 2020-21 season on Friday, December 18.
“Fans are going to have to wear masks when they come in, other than that you’re going to see a hockey game,” said Utah Grizzlies Vice President Jared Youngman. “Hockey is a great sport to come out and watch, it’s fun and exciting, it’s always fast-paced, things are happening and for people to come if they haven’t experienced it, come and experience it.”
.@UtahGrizzlies 🏒 begins their @ECHL 2020-2021 campaign on the road tonight.— 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐞𝐞 (@brian_schnee) December 11, 2020
I stopped by the @Maverik_Center today to see how fans will be able to experience events and of course ... hockey!
The Grizzlies are home next weekend beginning Friday night vs @tulsa_oilers pic.twitter.com/Jdsb1ITmP6
The Grizzlies are Utah’s only professional hockey team. The traditional ECHL season would run from October to April, however, the season will now run from December thru June or July. Not only is parking included in your ticket price this season for Grizzlies games, but concessions will be cashless at the Maverik Center.
“On the ticketing part right now, we do have a ‘Shop In Utah’ grant that we have tickets 70% off,” said Youngman, noting that some tickets are as low at $5.40.
The Maverik Center capacity is roughly 10,000 however, due to local guidelines and health restrictions, Grizzlies hockey capacity is at 1,800 fans permitted to attend. Fans are required to wear masks upon entry and are asked not to attend if they are feeling sick. Groups and households will be spaced apart from others and signage is located on rows that blocked off to promote social distancing.
ECHL hockey began it’s 2020-2021 season on December 11, with the Grizzlies playing on the road. More games will be added to the schedule in the coming weeks.
The Salt Lake County Health COVID-19 testing site has been moved from the south parking lot to a location just north of the Maverik Center. A ‘Drive-In Holiday Laser Spectacular’ show will be on display from December 10 to January 2.