Marriott Center

Marriott Center

Marriott Center History

If you're looking for a top-tier college basketball game and the perfect arena to boot, you're definitely in the right spot, as Marriott Center is just one of those places that is always absolutely packed to the brim with excitement. Marriott Center has been the staple of the local community since it first opened in 1971 and there have been some big-time matchups featuring the Cougars of Brigham Young University over that time period. But you're not even close if you think that basketball is the only thing going down at Marriott Center in Provo, as it also has plenty of devotionals and other forums that bring in plenty of people from the local community.

College basketball is still the prize, however. The BYU Cougars always seem to have a very another talented team that definitely isn't going to go quietly in conference play, giving you plenty of reasons to put down the remote so you can see what all the buzz is about surrounding this talented team bursting with playmakers. Cougars fans have become used to seeing a steady string of top-notch ballers light up the scoreboard, and that doesn't seem like a tradition that's likely to change any time in the near future as the Cougars continue to establish themselves as powerhouses of the West Coast Conference.


Marriott Center Events Hosted

One look at the schedule of the Marriott Center and you'll see plenty of amazing matchups and events that you know you'll want to be a part of, as this is a venue that is always in the middle of one amazing matchup or show after another. With a capacity of more than 20,000 for the biggest games of the year, this is one of those slamming venues that is always the perfect place to be if you're looking for a top-tier sporting event that is sure to be the talk of the town leading up to the opening tip.

The BYU Cougars have established themselves as one of the premier teams in theWest Coast Conference, which is something you'll see first-hand if you get out for an intense matchup. Against big-time rivals like Gonzaga and San Diego, the Cougars remain one of the toughest teams to beat from year to year, though you shouldn't just take our word for it. If you've never been out to see a Cougars game at the Marriott Center in Provo, you have absolutely no idea what you've been missing.


Provo, UT

Noted by Forbes as one of the very best places in the world to raise a family, Provo is always absolutely buzzing with good family entertainment, and that's exactly what you'll get if you make it out to one of the exciting events that goes down at the Marriott Center. Originally founded back in 1849, Provo has become a very important part of Utah, a state known for its scenic beauty and tradition. One thing you might not know, however, is that it was named after Etienne Provost, a renowned French fur trader who made a big-time mark on the Utah area before helping to settle the town that would come to be known as Provo in his honor.

And one of the staples of the local community in Provo remains Brigham Young University, a top-tier school that boasts more than 34,000 students on a regular basis. Seeing one of the big games for the BYU Cougars is always one of the most exciting live events you'll find around town, making it a good idea to put down the remote and head out to the Marriott Center to join in the action.


Marriott Center Seating Layout

Marriott Centeris sure to be absolutely hopping all season long as the Cougars put together yet another memorable season filled with thunderous dunks, eye-popping blocked shots and the pinpoint passes that Cougars basketball has become noted for over the years. Don't miss out on a game loaded with some of the brightest and best stars of college basketball as the Cougars look to put together another memorable season. The last thing you'll be thinking about is your seat, of course, as this arena is sure to be popping with excitement and memorable moments that will have you jumping out of your seat in no time.


Marriott Center Trivia

Do you know that Marriott Center remains one of the biggest arenas in the country for college basketball?

When Marriott Center was first opened, it was actually the biggest, with a capacity of more than 22,000. But that eventually changed when renovations lowered it to just under 21,000 (still a huge crowd) and a few other arenas around the country were built. Even though it's not technically the biggest anymore, the Marriott Center remains and icon of the local sports scene for a reason and one of the best arenas in the country to see a big college basketball game.

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