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Maverik Center


Maverik Center

Maverik Center
Former names E Center (1997-2010)
Location 3200 South Decker Lake Drive
West Valley City, Utah
 United States
Owner City of West Valley City
Operator Centennial Management Group, Inc.
Capacity Ice hockey: 10,100
Basketball: 12,500
Concerts: up to 12,000
Wrestling: 12,600
Broke ground March 22, 1996 (1996-03-22)
Built 1996-1997
Opened September 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)
Construction cost $54.1 million
($79.5 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Architect Populous (company)
Valentiner, Crane, Brunjes, Onyon
Structural engineer Reaveley Engineers & Associates Inc.[2]
Services engineer Colvin Engineering Associates[3]
General contractor Turner Construction[4]
Utah Blaze (AFL) (2010)
Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) (2005–present)
Utah Grizzlies (IHL/AHL) (1997–2005)
Utah Warriors (NIFL) (2003–2004)
Utah Freezz (WISL) (1999–2001)
Maverik Center

The Maverik Center, originally known as the E Center, is a 10,100 seat multi-purpose arena located in West Valley City, Utah, United States. Construction on the arena started in 1996 and was completed in time to hold its first event on September 22, 1997. The arena is owned by West Valley City, and managed by Centennial Management Group, Inc.

During the 2002 Winter Olympics it served as the main venue for the ice hockey events, and as the venue for ice sledge hockey during the 2002 Winter Paralympics.[5] Today the arena is home to the Utah Grizzlies, and it is also a major venue in the area for numerous concerts and live touring productions.


  • History 1
    • Naming rights 1.1
  • Tenants 2
    • Present 2.1
    • Past 2.2
    • 2002 Winter Olympics & Paralympics 2.3
  • Concerts 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


In July 1995, only a month after winning the 2002 Winter Olympic bid, the

  • Maverik Center Official Website

External links

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "2 Utahns Receive Awards From Group of Civil Engineers".  
  3. ^ Colvin Engineering - E Center
  4. ^ Harris, Dion M. (March 13, 1996). "Concrete Boosts Arena Price to $51.6 Million".  
  5. ^ Salt Lake Organizing Committee (2001). Official Spectator Guide. p. 76. 
  6. ^ "SLOOC Chooses Wisely".  
  7. ^ Harris, Dion M. (March 13, 1996). "Concrete Boosts Arena Price to $51.6 million".  
  8. ^ Baker, Don (September 20, 1997). "'"Verdict's in on E Center, and It's `Gee Whiz.  
  9. ^ Facer, Dirk (September 12, 1997). "West Valley E Center".  
  10. ^ E Center' No More As West Valley Sells Naming Rights"'".  
  11. ^ Salt Lake Organizing Committee (2002). Official Report of the XIX Olympic Winter Games (PDF). p. 89.  
  12. ^ SLOC (2001). "Venues: E Center". Salt Lake 2002 Paralympic Winter Games. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 


Depeche Mode performed at the stadium three times: the first one was on July 23, 2001 during their Exciter Tour. The second one was on November 12, 2005 during their Touring the Angel. The third one was on August 25, 2009 during their Tour of the Universe, in front of a crowd of 6,601 people. The 2009 show was recorded for the group's live albums project Recording the Universe. One Direction and Sam Smith performed here in 2013 and 2015 respectively.


The arena served as one of the venues for ice hockey during the 2002 games, with events spread out during six days in 31 sessions. The indoor facility was capable of holding 8,400 spectators, plus press members, during the competitions. 96.7% of available tickets were sold, for a total of 230,657 spectators witnessing events in the arena.[11] During the 2002 Winter Paralympics the arena hosted the ice sledge hockey events.[12]

2002 Winter Olympics & Paralympics

The PBR hosted a Built Ford Tough Series event at the E Center in 2007; it was the PBR's first stop in the Salt Lake City area since 2000, when they visited the Delta Center.

The arena used to be home to the Utah Freezz of the World Indoor Soccer League from 1999–2001 and the Utah Warriors of the NIFL from 2003-2004.


The venue's primary tenant is the ECHL Utah Grizzlies (AA Hockey). In the 2010 season, the E Center became the home for the re-launched Arena Football League's version of the Utah Blaze (formerly the Utah Valley Thunder) that ceased operations when the AFL declared bankruptcy and suspended operations in 2009. However, the Blaze returned to their old home at the EnergySolutions Arena for the 2011 season.



In 2010, Centennial Management Group and West Valley City, announced that a new partnership (which included naming rights) had been reached with Maverik, Inc., owners of convenience stores throughout the Intermountain West. The sponsorship deal is a multi-year agreement, which included exclusive sponsorship and advertising rights, prominent signage on the exterior and interior of the building, along with a name change to the Maverik Center. Additionally, the venue now features Maverik's proprietary "adventure theme", a Maverik concession outlet, and exclusively sells a number of Maverik proprietary products.[10]

Naming rights

[9] on September 22, 1997.WCW's Monday Nitro Live The first event held in the new venue was [8][7] The arena would be funded through a variety of ways, but would be owned by the municipality of West Valley City, and used for various events before and after the games. Ground was broken for the arena on March 22, 1996, and construction was completed in September 1997; the E Center was officially dedicated in a ceremony on September 19, 1997.[6]

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