Utah Jazz: Experience virtual tour of renovated arena from on-court perspective

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 8: Sneakers of Dante Exum (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 8: Sneakers of Dante Exum (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Utah Jazz fans can now enjoy some awesome virtual reality tours of the recently renovated Vivint Smart Home Arena.

While this summer’s Utah Jazz headlines were obviously dominated by the departure of Gordon Hayward and the addition of guys like Ricky Rubio, Thabo Sefolosha, Jonas Jerebko and Ekpe Udoh, there has been some additional exciting news going on behind the scenes in Jazzland. Not only has the organization been working hard to put a quality product on the court, but they’ve also looked to make the court (and arena as a whole) a quality product in and of itself.

Vivint Smart Home Arena has undergone extensive renovations this offseason that aim to make the fan experience significantly better. From an impressive new main entry, an iconic light-up J-Note statue, new cushioned blue seats and several unique concessions options, the arena is set to have a much more distinct look beginning with the 2017-18 season.

That’s exciting news for the fans, to be sure, but also cool for the players to get to feel as if they’re playing in essentially a brand new, state of the art arena. And while many fans will get to enjoy the new amenities and appearances from the concourse and stands, few will have the privilege of seeing just how spectacular the renovation is to look from an on-court, player’s perspective.

But have no fear, the Utah Jazz have you covered. In a cool virtual reality type tour of the arena updates, fans can scroll around the Viv and soak in the sights as if they themselves were standing at midcourt. That tour is accessible via the link in the tweet below:

A similar, but slightly different aerial view of the arena is also visible in the same kind of format via the link in the following tweet:

Although personally I’m much more excited to see the new court and arena in person and with the seats jam-packed with crazed fans, it’s still pretty cool to get an early glimpse of what is slated to be a major and exciting improvement for the upcoming season. This upcoming Jazz team is bound to be an intriguing squad and watching them compete in a new-look arena that will provide several unique fan experiences is going to make for an even more exhilarating year.

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With Utah’s first preseason game now less than a month away, the start of the season is going to be here faster than we might think and watching the Jazz take the brand new hardwood on October 18th as they open the 2017-18 campaign against the Denver Nuggets is undoubtedly going to be a real treat.