Stars Prepare for Season Back in Salt Lake City

By Stars Staff | June 24, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (June 24, 2021) — The Salt Lake City Stars, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, today announced its first set of confirmed home weekend dates for the 2021-22 season as part of the return to Salt Lake City following an abbreviated season played in the Orlando “bubble.” The team also announced that season tickets for the full 24-home game slate are now available.

Entering the team’s sixth season in Salt Lake City, the Stars’ priority home dates are as follows:

·       Friday, Nov. 19

·       Friday, Jan. 14

·       Friday, Jan. 28

·       Friday, April 1

·       Saturday, April 2

The majority of Stars home games during the 2021-22 season will be played at Bruin Arena on the Salt Lake Community College campus in Taylorsville, with select games also to be played at Vivint Arena, the home of the Utah Jazz.

Season tickets for the 2021-22 campaign are on sale now. Season ticket members are guaranteed the same seats for the playoffs, best ticket prices and exclusive benefits like meet-and-greets with the Stars players and other member-only events. For more information, fans are encouraged to visit slcstars.com or call or text (801) 325-STAR.

“The Stars are fully planning to return to Salt Lake City in the upcoming season, and we are thrilled to once again be able to play home games in front of our great fans at Bruin Arena and Vivint Arena,” said Stars President Jonathan Rinehart. “The Jazz and the Stars are intertwined in basketball operations, and the Stars are eager to continue our developmental contribution to the ongoing success of the Jazz.”

Currently, 11 of the 17 players on the Jazz roster have NBA G League experience: Udoka Azubuike, Jarrell Brantley, Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gobert, Elijah Hughes, Ersan Ilyasova, Juwan Morgan, Georges Niang, Royce O’Neale, Miye Oni and Matt Thomas. A record 45 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2020-21 season boasted NBA G League experience.

Last season, the Stars played a 15-game, single-site season at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort with a 4-11 record. The Stars had 16 different players suit up for the team and head coach Nathan Peavy deployed 10 different starting lineups during the shortened season. Jazz assignee Elijah Hughes started five games averaging 14.2 points per game.

In the 2019-20 campaign based in Salt Lake City, the Stars finished atop the Western Conference with a 30-12 (.714) record, amassing the most wins in a single season in Salt Lake City team history.

Later this summer, the Stars will announce their full 50-game schedule along with promotional giveaways and theme night calendar.