SALT LAKE CITY (May 31, 2019) – Vivint Smart Home Arena announced today that the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League will play a preseason game at 7 p.m. (MT) on Saturday, Sept. 21, serving as the home team, against the Vancouver Canucks in the second edition of the “Salt Lake Shootout” presented by the Utah Sports Commission.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. (MT) on June 6 at www.vivintarena.com or the Vivint Smart Home Arena box office, starting as low as $39 in the upper bowl and $79 in the lower bowl. The Kings willannounce the club’s entire 2019 preseason schedule at a later date.
After a 10-year hiatus, the NHL returned to Salt Lake City last September as 12,367 fans witnessed the Kings’ 4-1 win over Vancouver in the first of a three-
year agreement to hold a preseason game at Vivint Smart Home Arena. A Kings preseason game will also be held in Salt Lake City in 2020.
The Kings featured two players with Utah connections last year with forward Trevor Lewis of CottonwoodHeights, who was the first native Utahn to win the Stanley Cup, and defenseman Daniel Brickley, who won back-to-back state championships at Skyline High School.
“Vivint Smart Home Arena had an electric atmosphere last year as a big crowd enjoyed exciting NHL action in person,” said Jim Olson, president of Vivint Smart Home Arena. “We look forward to another great night of hockey and the opportunity to again showcase the LA Kings and NHL in Salt Lake City.”
Vivint Smart Home Arena, which was transformed by a $125 million renovation in 2017, served as the hockey home of the Salt Lake Golden Eagles from 1991-94, the Utah Grizzlies from 1995-97, including the International Hockey League championship season of 1996, and hosted the figure skating and short track speed skating competition at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
The Kings will also be hosting a special youth hockey camp in the area this summer. LA Kings Summer Camp Park City will take place on July 8-12 at the Park City Ice Arena for Mites through
high school age divisions. For more information, visit the LA Kings Summer Camp Park City.
About Vivint Home Smart Arena
Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena opened in 1991 as the homecourt of the NBA Utah Jazz
and recently completed an extensive $125 million renovation on all six levels to enhance the guest experience. Building
features include a 12,000-square-foot atrium as the main entrance, redesigned lower and upper bowl concourses with new fully cushioned seats in the bowl, rebooted technology with high-speed public WiFi and destination dining restaurants. Seating capacity for basketball games is 18,306 spectators. The basketball court is named in honor of Larry H. Miller. Vivint Smart Home Arena is the site of a variety of sports and entertainment, including ice shows and concerts. The facility hosted the 1993 NBA All-Star Game, the 2002 Olympic Winter Games figure skating and short track speed skating competitions, and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. For more information, www.vivintarena.com.
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