Monday, February 4, 2013

An Afternoon in Salt Lake City - Utah Jazz and Salt Lake Bees

I had the opportunity to spend last Wednesday afternoon in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Brian Soukup, Head Groundskeeper, of the Salt Lake Bees was my tour guide.

First stop, Energy Solutions Arena, home of the Utah Jazz.  Here are a few photos of the facility:

Fans of Butler and Brownsburg basketball may recognize the young man on the marquee.

Next visit, Brian's home, Spring Mobile Ballpark, home of the Salt Lake Bees:

Spring Mobile Ballpark open in 1994, 2 years before Victory Field.  Do you think they look familiar?

Spring Mobile Ballpark:

Victory Field:

One interesting note.  Both the Jazz and the Bees are owned by the Larry Miller Group.  Due to this, and the fact that winters in Salt Lake City can be rather chilly, the ballpark is shut down for the winter and the front office moves to the arena.  In fact, all the water is shut off as part of the winterization process.  Here are a few photos of Brian's grounds shop, and his restroom facility for the winter.

Thanks again to Brian Soukup for the tour and the transportation to the airport.

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