Utah Jazz To Host Free NBA Draft Party Again


The fan is No. 1 to the Utah Jazz, who know they wouldn’t be able to exist without them. As such, the Jazz hold multiple free events for fans at the EnergySolutions Arena every year. This year is no exception. Once again, now an annual tradition, the Jazz will open up the floor to fans and fire up the Megatron-jumbotron to televise the 2015 NBA Draft live.

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Television voice of the Utah Jazz, Craig Bolerjack, will once again play live host, right on the floor, where fans will have access to chat with him. Ron Boone will again join him as emcees. As an added bonus, fan favorite and Ambassador for the Utah Jazz, Mehmet Okur, will be mingling as well. Bring your Sharpies and #13 gear.

"SALT LAKE CITY (June 10, 2015) – The Utah Jazz will host a 2015 NBA Draft watch party, presented by Zero Fatalities, on Thursday, June 25 at EnergySolutionsArena. Admission is free and doors will open at 4:30 p.m., with the draft scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN starting at 5 p.m. MT from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.The first 500 fans through the door will receive a voucher for two tickets to a 2015-16 Jazz preseason game. The first 3,000 fans will receive a voucher for a free hot dog and drink as well as a voucher to shoot free-throws on the home court of the Jazz. Attendees will also receive an NBA Draft Guide outlining the draft order and highlighting the draft prospects.There will be plenty of activities for fans during the night including the opportunity to shoot a free-throw on the court for Salt Lake Bees tickets and to get autographs and take photos with the America First Jazz Dancers and Jazz Bear. Other highlights will include live interviews from Brooklyn shown on the video boards with Jazz radio announcer David Locke and the draftees.Jazz fans can purchase their Jazz gear during the event at the Fanzz Sports Store on the main concourse. Concession stands will also be open throughout the event with a variety of food and refreshment options.–Utah Jazz.com"

If you needed more incentive, Fanzz will be offering Buy One, Get One 50% Off for all merchandise in the building stores.

Fan attendance at events hosted by the Jazz like these played a big part in the NBA Summer League’s return to Utah this July.

"The Jazz own the 12th pick in the first round and the 42nd and 54th picks in the second round of this year’s draft.Fans should be able to see the Jazz 2015 draft picks in action during the Utah Jazz Summer League, which tips off July 6. Tickets in the lower bowl can be purchased for as low as $8 for a one-day pass or $15 for a three-day pass and are available now at the EnergySolutions Arena box office, online at utahjazz.com or by phone at (801) 355-SEAT. A complete schedule of games can be found online at utahjazz.com."

Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey, as well as other brass, have indicated the franchise would certainly be willing to move around in the 2015 NBA Draft to snag their targets, if available to them to do so. The Jazz have more than a dozen upcoming inbound draft picks in the next four years, so assets like players can be packaged with picks should they choose to get spunky on draft night with a partner.

The Jazz moved up two years ago to nab Trey Burke, The Naismith Award winner, and the buzz in the building built before the official news had made the rounds, the ESA crowd crowding around cell phones in awe and excitement.

Similarly, last summer, when Dante Exum had been passed up in the first four picks Jazz fans exploded in cheers at the prospect unexpectedly falling into their collective laps.

Infamously booed by Jazz fans in previous drafts were John Stockton and Gordon Hayward, who both turned out to be okay, to put it mildly.

1280/97.5 The Zone’s Jake Scott with be cruising the arena talking to fans with a live mic, for reaction, and Radio Voice of the Jazz, David Locke, will be in Brooklyn talking with the players as they’re picked.

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