Delta Center to host NBA & NHL draft parties in June

Jun 12, 2024, 7:04 AM | Updated: 10:27 am

J-Note statue outside the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah...

J-Note statue outside the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah (Photo by Madisan Miller, KSL Sports)

(Photo by Madisan Miller, KSL Sports)

SALT LAKE CITY— The Smith Entertainment Group is making Delta Center the place to be this summer as it prepares to host NBA and NHL draft parties later this month. Both draft parties will be free and open to the public.

The 2024 NBA draft is on Wednesday, June 26, while the 2024 NHL draft is on Friday, June 28.

Both drafts will be broadcast live on the in-arena video board, and fans will be able to view never-before-seen interviews with current players and front-office executives from both franchises. SEG will provide family-friendly entertainment, giveaways, a live DJ, appearances from team dancers, and select Jazz and Utah NHL players.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. MT on Wednesday, June 26, and the event will last until the conclusion of the first round. Utah holds the No. 10, No. 29, and No. 32 overall picks in the 2024 NBA draft.

The state’s first-ever Utah NHL Draft Party will begin at 4 p.m. MT on Friday, June 28, and last until the end of the first round. The Utah NHL franchise owns the No. 6 overall pick in the first round and 13 picks in the 2024 NHL draft.

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Related: Delta Center renovations could begin next year. Here’s what some of Smith’s plans look like

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Delta Center to host NBA & NHL draft parties in June