University of Utah
University of Utah athletic teams (1825 E. South Campus Dr., 801/581-UTIX) compete in football, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, track and field, gymnastics, swimming, golf, skiing, and other sports.
The Salt Lake Bees (801/485-3800) are the AAA affiliate of baseball's Anaheim Angels. Games are played at the impressive Franklin Quest Field April-September; it's hard to imagine a more astonishing backdrop to a game of baseball than the craggy Wasatch Front.
Utah professional sports fans love their Utah Jazz, who are usually strong contenders in the NBA's Western Division. The team plays at the EnergySolutions Arena (300 West at South Temple St.). Tickets are hard to come by at the last minute, but it's worth a call to the team's box office (801/355-SEAT) to inquire. Otherwise, you'll need to rely on scalpers or ads in the classifieds.
The Utah Grizzlies (3200 S. Decker Lake Dr., 801/988-8000) are Salt Lake City's International League ice-hockey team.
For roaring engines, smoking tires, and checkered flags, visit the Bonneville Raceway Park in West Valley City (6555 West 2100 South, 801/250-2600) during the April-October season.
© W.C. McRae and Judy Jewell from Moon Utah, 9th Edition