Maverik Center, West Valley City

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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. 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.HistoryIn July 1995, only a month after winning the 2002 Winter Olympic bid, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) accepted a proposal from West Valley City to build a new ice hockey facility in their city. SLOC loaned $7 million to the city for construction costs, and would rent the arena from the city during the Olympic games. 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. The first event held in the new venue was WCW's Monday Nitro Live on September 22, 1997.
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  • July 25, 2017
    I love the place. Very familiar. Ready to meet everyone in days of great games. Parking lot gets crowded, you have to get there early if you want to Park close.
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  • June 10, 2017
    Went to the Paula Abdul/NKOTB concert. I don't think there was a bad seat in the house. The size of the venue was perfect, and I'm used to larger venues in Portland and Seattle. The staff was very org...  more »
  • May 16, 2017
    This is a great place for a concert. The security is tight and there are motels all around it making it easy to get in and out of.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Love the set up! WAY WAY better than the Vivent Center! I love that the prices for drinks and food are much cheaper too. Very accommodating to people with disabilities. I had oxygen and it didn't fit in our seats so they allowed us to go in the handicap section to be more comfortable.
  • June 1, 2017
    This place is awful! It's located in the worst part of West Valley City, the parking sucks, the bathrooms are super gross, and the staff could use some Customer Service training. Plus the seating is atrocious! God for bid I have everyone in their dog get up from their seats so I can take my son to the bathroom. Jeez... Next time, I'll just have my son piss his pants just so your not interrupted from the game you're clearly not even watching. But hey, it's clearly okay if you do it, right? I'll never come back again! I don't cake if they've got Sinatra playing. Wrigley Field and Fenway Park is a walk in the park in comparison to this place.
  • June 6, 2017
    Went to a hockey game here. It was tons of fun and not crowded at all. I love feeding the grizzly after the first goal!
  • May 29, 2017
    Love this place. There is not a bad seat, no matter what event you attend. The access in and and out is not great, but law enforcement dies a good job.
  • June 23, 2017
    Parking sucks. Once there, things are great. Going home is worse.

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