The seats at Vivint Arena are getting an upgrade.
The Utah Jazz announced Monday that the green plastic chairs that have been a part of the arena since it opened in 1991 will be replaced with cushioned blue seats thoughout the arena as a part of the building's renovation efforts that will be completed by this fall.
“While we will all miss the green seats, these new cushioned Jazz blue chairs will provide our guests an upgraded experience as they attend Jazz games, concerts and other events in the arena,” Steve Starks, president of the Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, said in a press release.
The new cushioned chairs will be the Jazz navy blue and will feature armrests and cupholders.
Jazz fans attached to the old seats can get their hands on them too: season ticket holders who renew their seats will be offered the chance to purchase the outgoing green plastic seats.1 comment on this story
“One of our priorities in determining the top-to-bottom improvements has been to make changes that will benefit everyone,” Steve Miller, chairman of the arena renovation committee and vice chairman of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, said in a press release.
In addition to the seating change, the Jazz announced there will also be formation of a "super club" on level two with space for 1,700 guests. The space will wrap around two-thirds of the arena and include open social spaces with a variety of meal options.