Salt Lake City Sports and Recreation

Salt Lake City it the home to several professional and college sports teams and will provide any sports enthusiast with hours of entertainment. The Utah Jazz is at the top of everybody's list of basketball teams to follow. They have been playing in Salt Lake City since 1979 and have won eight division titles and two conference titles in the National Basketball Association. They play their home games at the EnergySolutions Arena and enjoy enormous support from local basketball fans.

If you like soccer, you are in for a treat. Salt Lake City is the home of the Major League Soccer team Real Salt Lake. Locals often refer to them as the Royals because the word Real in the team's name is the Spanish word for royal. They play their games at Rio Tinto Stadium and have been extremely competitive. They have shown themselves to be one of the best teams in the league. They won the MLS championship in 2009 and then went on to reach the finals in the CONCACAF champions league. This is the best any American team has ever finished in this tournament.

Professional baseball can also be found in the city. The AAA minor league Salt Lake City Bees is one step below Major League baseball. They are affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and play in the Pacific Coast League. You can see the future stars of the Angels as well as the stars of tomorrow on the visiting team's roster. The Bees play their games at Spring Mobile Ballpark.

For hockey fans, exciting games are played at the Maverik Center. This is the home of the Utah Grizzlies, a professional hockey team in the ECHL. They are a minor league club affiliated with the Calgary Flames and receive strong and growing support from local hockey enthusiasts.

There is exiting college football that can be seen during the football season. Salt Lake City is home to the Utah Utes. The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City and is the city's largest college. Although the nickname Utes is applied to all of the school's athletic teams, it is the football team that has the largest following.

They have a football program that is strong and competitive each year. Recently they joined the Pacific Conference but have previously won 24 titles in other conferences. Their games are played at Rice-Eccles Stadium. This is located on the campus of the university and all football fans are welcome to attend the games.