KSL TRAFFIC

Delta Center to host NHL welcome party, traffic impacts expected

Apr 23, 2024, 2:00 PM | Updated: Apr 24, 2024, 3:50 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Following last week’s official announcement that Utah would get a National Hockey League Team, the Delta Center will host an NHL welcome party Wednesday afternoon. Police said the celebration would impact traffic and advised planning ahead if you’re attending or traveling through.

We’re live at the NHL to Utah party at the Delta Center!

NHL welcome party on the plaza

The Delta Center said it would host activities on the plaza in front of the arena Wednesday at 4 p.m.

According to the NHL in Utah website, activities include street hockey and live music.

At 4:30, doors will open and the arena said more activities would be waiting inside. Delta Center officials also said they would give the first 5,000 people who walk in a voucher for a 2024-25 preseason NHL or Utah Jazz game at the arena. The voucher will be redeemable for two seats at a qualifying game.

Related: How an NHL team helps Utah for the 2034 Winter Olympics

At 5:30, attendees will hear from team owner Ryan Smith and Head Coach André Tourigny and get an introduction to the players.

The arena said the event is free and seating is first-come, first-served.

Traffic impacts

The Salt Lake City Police Department said there aren’t any road closures planned for the event. But, the department advised that the event would likely cause traffic delays.

 

According to a press release from the SLCPD, officers don’t know how many people will attend but they expect a increased pedestrian traffic in the area.

The SLCPD encourages attendees to use public transit, carpool or use a ridesharing app to get to the arena.

The department will have officers outside the Delta Center to help with pedestrian crossing and traffic congestion if needed.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

KSL Traffic

Vehicles travel on I-15, traffic fatalities in utah have decreased...

Josuee Sanchez and Sam Herrera

Utah saw 12% decrease in traffic fatalities from 2022-2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Utah had the seventh-biggest decrease in traffic fatalities in the nation between 2022 and 2023. 

20 hours ago

a truck hauling a trailer full of horses was hit on monday on westbound i-80, the crash closed the ...

Sam Herrera

Wrong-way crash closes WB I-80 near Great Saltair for hours

A wrong-way driver hit a truck pulling a horse trailer head-on, closing westbound I-80 for several hours on Monday

23 hours ago

traffic on freeway, 100 deadliest days in utah start today...

Mark Jackson

Memorial Day marks beginning of 100 deadliest days on Utah roads

The Utah Highway Patrol said that 85 people died during the 100 deadliest days on Utah roads during the summer of 2023.

1 day ago

memorial day traffic...

Adam Small

Times and places to avoid in Utah ahead of Memorial Day weekend traffic

UDOT is reminding Utahns to plan ahead for Memorial Day traffic. UDOT pointed out areas that are likely to see delays.

5 days ago

Chelsea Laycock speaks at a 100 Deadliest Days event at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City. Her son...

Adam Small

A Utah mother’s plea as the 100 Deadliest Days begin

Chelsea Laycock said not a day goes by when her son, serving time in a Gunnison prison, doesn't wish he'd done things differently.

6 days ago

The intersection of 2300 E. Canyon Road in Spanish Fork where two teen girls where seriously hurt a...

Brianna Chavez, KSLTV.com

Plans in place to add traffic signal to Spanish Fork intersection where two girls were hit

UDOT and Spanish Fork officials anticipate construction for a new traffic signal will begin in a few months at an intersection where two girls were left critically injured.

7 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

Delta Center to host NHL welcome party, traffic impacts expected