|Location||100 S West Temple|
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
|Owner||Salt Lake County|
|Construction cost||$93 million USD|
|(of previous building at this location)|
Utah Stars (ABA) (1970–1975)
Utah Jazz (NBA) (1979–1991)
Salt Lake Golden Eagles (IHL) (1969–1991)
The Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, more commonly known as the Salt Palace, is a convention center in the western United States, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Named after Utah's 11th governor, Calvin L. Rampton, the name "Salt Palace" was previously used by two other venues in the city.
The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 under the direction of Richard K.A. Kletting, architect, and owned by John Franklin Heath. It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street in Salt Lake City. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered by large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Palace had a large dome and was lit at night with hundreds of light bulbs. The building held a theater and was the centerpiece of an amusement park that included a dance hall, a bandstand, a bicycle racing track, rides, and other amusements. The Salt Palace and some of the other elements of the park were destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910.
The second Salt Palace in Salt Lake City was in use from 1969 to 1994, hosting among other events the home games of the Utah Stars and Utah Jazz basketball teams, and the Salt Lake Golden Eagles ice hockey team. A 1991 concert by rock band AC/DC resulted in three deaths and many injuries when the audience rushed towards the stage and trampled or trapped people.This version of the Salt Palace was demolished in 1994.
Built on the site of the demolished arena, the current convention center boasts 515,000 square feet (47,800 m2) of exhibit space, 164,000 square feet (15,200 m2) of meeting space including a 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m2) grand ballroom, and 66 meeting rooms. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
In honor of the "founding father" of Salt Lake's convention and tourism business, as well as Utah's proactive economic development efforts, the Salt Lake County Council voted to officially change the name of the Salt Palace Convention Center to the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in the fall of 2007.
FanX, the biannual comic book convention, has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
A Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News was scheduled to take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center on March 21, 2016. The event was cancelled after front-runner Donald Trump said he would not participate and fellow candidate John Kasich said he would not participate without Trump.
A small public park formerly occupied the southeast corner of the building which, starting in 2020, was closed for construction as the site of a new 25-story, 700 room hotel tower that will house a Hyatt Regency. The $377 million project, which will also add 60,000 square feet of meeting space to the Salt Palace, is a collaboration with Portman Holdings and Salt Lake County and is currently on schedule to be delivered in 2022.
On May 24, 2012, a 1.65 MW solar array was completed on the roof. Covering an area of 3.85 acres (15,600 m2), at the time it was the largest solar array in Utah. It is expected to provide 17% of the electricity used by the Salt Palace.
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