Salt Lake City, Utah — Wednesday night The Vivint Arena welcomed a full house of Utah Jazz fans in their opening season game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“Excited for a good season,” said Travis Colbert. “We fly out of St. George, Utah, fly to the game, watch the games, then fly home tomorrow and work.”
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test was taken within 72 hours of the game is required at the entrance.
Fans were more focused on having a good time and seeing a win, so the extra step of protocols didn’t phase them.
“It’s awesome,” said Caden Cole. “The band sounds great. I had some food truck food. It was really good.”
Inside the Silver Moon Taqueria food truck, owner Clayton Greenhalgh grew up going to Jazz games as a kid, now he’s working but still cheering them on.
“It’s a great environment to be a part of and we love it,” Greenhalgh said.
Even restaurants blocks away, like Chedda Burger in the Gateway Mall, feel the energy and see the business.
“It’s nice to look at the tips at the end of the day, but it’s really fun to just see everybody who’s coming out to support their team,” said Cameron Eden.