Salt Lake Community College will welcome future NBA stars to its campus this year.
The Utah Jazz announced April 4 that their D-League team, the Idaho Stampede, will relocate to Utah next season and play their home games in Bruin Arena. The team will now be known as the Salt Lake City Stars.
Steve Starks, Malcolm Turner, Ron Boone, Gail Miller, Deneece Huftalin, Dennis Lindsey #SaltLakeCityStars pic.twitter.com/ZJ7GEXc4d7
— Salt Lake City Stars (@slcstars) April 5, 2016
“We are honored and proud to be able to team up with the Jazz organization and the Miller family in this effort,” says SLCC men’s assistant basketball coach Paul Marble. “Anytime you can partner with an NBA team in business it’s bound to be a wonderful opportunity. It will be fun to see!”
The timing and opportunity couldn’t be more perfect for the Bruins. Coming off a recent National Championship victory, the Jazz partnership only enhances the SLCC brand.
“We already have what is [arguably] the finest arena in all of junior college today,” Marble says. “The NBA additions will only make our claim that much more legitimate.”
Many thanks to the great @saltlakecc team who helped make the @slcstars partnership happen! pic.twitter.com/pxUkMjQ2RB
— Deneece (@SLCCHuftalin) April 4, 2016
Once home to the popular Rocky Mountain Revue summer league, Bruin Arena will host 24 Stars games from November to April. This agreement helps SLCC Athletics achieve its ultimate goal of community involvement.
Ticket prices will be relatively cheap; season-ticket packages cost as little as $3.25 per game. The low cost gives students and local residents an affordable date night or family activity.
Fans can call the Utah Jazz ticket office to make a $50 deposit for priority seating. At this time, it is unknown if a discount will be available for SLCC students.
Additional news and information about the Salt Lake City Stars is available on the team website, slcstars.com.