This February NBA stars from across the globe will be traveling to Salt Lake City’s Vivint Arena, home of the Jazz, and the University of Utah’s Jon M. Huntsman Center for the 2023 NBA All-Star events. The public events are scheduled for Feb. 17-19, see the full list of events and ticketing information here.
Campus preparations are scheduled to begin in and around the Huntsman Center as early as Monday, Feb. 13. Impacts will include the placement of a safety and security perimeter fence as well as intermittent road closers to the two westbound lanes of traffic on South Campus Drive between Mario Capecchi Drive and 1800 East.
Campus impact information can be found below.
The 2023 event marks the 72nd anniversary of the All-Star Game and the 30th anniversary of Salt Lake City hosting the event for the first time in 1993.
The U is among 12 partners dubbed the Salt Lake All-Star Alliance—a group comprised of local business leaders and community influencers—all are committed to hosting a successful event that will benefit the city and the state for years to come.
Recent reporting from Utah Business magazine suggests this event could boost the economy in the state by upwards of $250 million, read the full article and analysis here. This number is an estimate based on the 2022 event hosted in Cleveland that produced, “direct net economic benefit to the city of a stunning $141 million, part of $248.9 million in total economic impact.”
Additional benefits to campus may be similar to what was experienced before and after the 2023 Rose Bowl. Read the full analysis here.
University of Utah Health experts will also be on-hand to provide services to players should they get injured.
NBA All-Star Events @ the Huntsman Center
Ticketing and television broadcast information can be found here.
|Friday, Feb. 17||Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game||3:30 p.m. (MST)||5 p.m. (MST)|
|Saturday, Feb. 18||NBA All-Star Practice Presented by AT&T||9:30 a.m. (MST)||11 a.m. (MST)|
|Saturday, Feb. 18||NBA x HBCU Classic Presented by AT&T
Southern University vs. Grambling State University
|1:30 p.m. (MST)||2 p.m. (MST)|
|Sunday, Feb. 19||NBA G League Next Up Game||12 p.m. (MST)||1 p.m. (MST)|
IMPACTS TO CAMPUS
- The two westbound lanes (closest to the Huntsman Center) on South Campus Drive from Mario Capecchi to 1800 East will be closed for the NBA security perimeter.
- Westbound closures are scheduled daily from Feb. 17–19, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., see the map below.
- A detour route around the South Campus Drive westbound closure will route to Research Road to 1800 East and back to South Campus Drive, see the map below.
- South Campus Drive's eastbound lanes will NOT be impacted.
- TRAX stops and routes to University of Utah Health and Primary Children’s Hospital will NOT be impacted.
All required permits for these road closures were issued by the Utah Department of Transportation. For more information about the permits obtained, contact SLC Special Events Permits at 801-535-6105 and UDOT Special Events Permits at 801-975-4900.
Ticket holders attending these events are encouraged to take advantage of UTA’s Free Fair February Program (Feb. 12-23, 2023) to ride all UTA buses, TRAX and FrontRunner trains to get to and from the Huntsman Center. Ridership hours and frequency of services will be increased both before and after the events to support the additional needs.
Visit rideuta.com to view the game-day service schedule and more public transportation information.
The Kalhert Village/Honors Housing parking lot will be utilized by NBA security officials as a security screening compound. Students who normally park in this lot will be directed to park alternatively in the Officers Club parking lot. Maps and communication will be posted in the parking lot 10 days in advance.
The top two Levels of the Central Garage at the Business Loop will be used by credentialed NBA attendees from Feb. 15-19. Members of the U community with the appropriate parking passes will be able to park in the bottom two levels of the garage as normal. To access the Central Garage and Business loop, please utilize South Campus and 1725 East as the west arena will be closed during the duration of activities.
Parking areas on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Institute campus will be utilized for general fan parking for those attending the events. Below is the NBA All-Star parking map.