About the Utah Sports Commission


The mission of the Utah Sports Commission is to help enhance Utah's economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports.


The role of the Utah Sports Commission is to act as facilitator, catalyst, coordinator, ombudsman, salesman, cheerleader or any other role that might be helpful or necessary to assist the various sports related organizations in Utah in attracting events, revenue, athlete development opportunities, and positive exposure to the state. The Utah Sports Commission is playing and will continue to play a vital coordinating role in the Utah sports community. An umbrella sports organization such as the Sports Commission allows Utah to brand and position itself in the global sports marketplace more effectively than if multiple organizations and venues were to attempt this on their own. The Sports Commission helps Utah present a unified sports message, helping to eliminate confusion and duplication of roles, and develop liaisons with key national and international sports organizations that can assist in elevating Utah's present position in the global sports marketplace. The Sports Commission's goal and charter is to make life better for all citizens of Utah and help the sports industry and our communities grow economically through sport. The very nature of an effectively operating sports commission increases the number of sports events hosted in the state and helps facilitate and coordinate sports activities in a way that will benefit everyone in Utah.


The Sports Commission is a statewide coalition of leaders from both public and private spheres throughout Utah. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, whose members come from a variety of fields that influence or are influenced by sports. A key to the success of the Sports Commission is the strong relationship and involvement it has with statewide business leaders, facility owners, chambers of commerce, convention & visitor bureaus, and other organizations.


Governor's State of Sport Awards honored Jerry Sloan with Lifetime Achievement Award
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RSL vs. Manchester United
July 17, 2017
Rio Tinto Stadium Tour Utah Championship
July 13-16, 2017
Oakridge Country Club

USA Fencing Summer Nationals
July 1-10, 2017
Salt Palace Convention Center

Nitro World Games
June 24, 2017
Rice-Eccles Stadium

Hyundai Archery World Cup
June 20-25, 2017
Easton Salt Lake Archery Center

IRONMAN 70.3 St. George North American Pro Championship
May 7, 2017
St. George

April 28, 2017
Rice-Eccles Stadium

6th Annual Governor's State of Sport Awards
April 13, 2017
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Forty-nine of Utah's most accomplished athletes and coaches for the 2016 calendar year were honored at the 2017 Governor's State of Sport Awards, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank.
The event also paid tribute to two of the most respected coaches in history. Jerry Sloan received the event's Lifetime Achievement Award, and LaVell Edwards was posthumously honored with a Legends Award.

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