Sports

Kim Bojórquez
Feb 1, 2023 - News

Pro women's soccer team may make a comeback in Utah

Illustration of a soccer ball being kicked along an upward trend line.

Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios

Utah may welcome back a professional women's soccer team by 2024.

What's happening: The National Women's Soccer League is in the thick of "advanced discussions" to expand teams in Utah, the San Francisco Bay Area and Boston, the Wall Street Journal reported last week.

Erin Alberty
Jan 18, 2023 - News

Salt Lake Bees moving to a new ballpark in South Jordan

Towers at the entrance of a baseball stadium bookend a sign that reads "Smith's Ballpark."

Smith's Ballpark, home of the Salt Lake Bees until the team moves to South Jordan in 2025. Photo: Erin Alberty/Axios

The Salt Lake Bees are leaving Smith's Ballpark, the team's home for nearly 30 years.

  • They'll be heading to South Jordan's Daybreak community for a new stadium being built by the team's owner, the Larry H. Miller Co.

Why it matters: The loss of the Bees — and potentially the city-owned stadium — will drastically change the "Ballpark" neighborhood around West Temple and 1300 South.

Kim Bojórquez
Jan 17, 2023 - News

Utah Jazz arena will be named Delta Center once again

Image courtesy of the Utah Jazz.

The Delta Center. Photo: Courtesy of the Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz and Delta Air Lines announced a naming rights agreement and sponsorship deal Saturday to revert Vivint Arena back to the Delta Center.

  • The new name will take effect on July 1, before the team's 50th season.
  • The terms of the deal were not made public.
Erin Alberty
Jan 12, 2023 - Sports

Our 5 favorite Utah gear finds at the Outdoor Retailer show

A man balances on a board positioned on a wooden roller.

An indoor boarding balance practice session at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake Ctiy. Photo: Erin Alberty/Axios

The Outdoor Retailer trade show's return to Salt Lake City gives Utahns an early look at some of the most interesting new gear in the industry.

Here are five hot items developed by companies here in Utah:

Donovan Mitchell: Racism in Utah was "draining"

Donovan Mitchell interviews a reporter.

Donovan Mitchell is interviewed by a reporter on Dec. 6. in Cleveland. Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images

Donovan Mitchell is detailing his encounters with racism in Utah, from a state senator's insults to his efforts to help bullied Black children.

Driving the news: The three-time All-Star described his move to Cleveland as "refreshing" and "comforting" after vocal pushback from Utah fans when he challenged racism in predominantly white Salt Lake City.

Erin Alberty
Dec 9, 2022 - News

Climate change sets back Winter Olympics decision for Salt Lake City

Cross country skiers compete at the Olympics.

Cross-country skiers compete at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Photo: David Madison/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is putting off choosing a host for the 2030 Winter Games, saying it needs to further investigate how climate change will affect venues for snow sports.

The big picture: The delay gives the committee time to revamp how it will choose host cities in coming decades, with "climate-reliable" venues expected to decline.

University of Utah to face Penn State in the Rose Bowl

Utah celebrates winning the Pac 12 championship

The University of Utah is headed back to the Rose Bowl for the second year in a row.

  • They will take on the Penn State Nittany Lions in the "Grandaddy of Them All" on Jan. 2 at 3pm.

Where to watch the World Cup in Salt Lake City

Photo illustration of Kevin de Bruyne (Belgium), Vinicius Jr. (Brazil), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Kylian Mbappe (France) in front of a blue background

Photo illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios. Photos: Peter Lous/BSR Agency, Aurelien Meunier, Juan Manuel Serrano Arce, Catherine Steenkeste via Getty Images

If there's one thing to know about Salt Lakers, it's that we love soccer and FIFA World Cup watch parties.

Zoom in: Real Salt Lake defender Bryan Oviedo, a San José native, will compete for Costa Rica's national team this year.

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