The flagship franchise of professional sports in Utah is the NBA's Utah Jazz, who hold court every season at the Delta Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Their NBA development (G-League) team, the Salt Lake City Stars is an inexpensive and fun way to see rising stars and NBA hopefuls take the court.
It's also safe to say that Utah is into its soccer. The 2009 Major League Soccer Cup champions Real Salt Lake (RSL), take the pitch at America First Field in Sandy. Real Salt Lake’s reserve side, Real Monarchs, plays in the MLS Next Pro league, which offers young prospects and new professionals an opportunity to “Rise to Royalty” under the auspices of the RSL system.
Ice hockey fans enjoy watching the line changes and power plays of the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies, who play at the Maverik Center in West Valley. When it comes to our national pastime, Salt Lake City provides home field advantage to the AAA Salt Lake Bees, and many of the team's players go on to play major league baseball for the Anaheim Angels. Two other minor league baseball teams in Utah are the Orem Owlz (also a farm team for the Angels), and the Ogden Raptors (an LA Dodgers rookie affiliate).