SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller says the 12,444-seat Salt Palace is too small.
He said he must raise ticket prices, build a bigger arena or sell the team. He favors a larger complex, seating at least 18,000, and the Salt Palace Advisory Board agrees.
Salt Lake County Commission Chairman Bart Barker said an advisory board will begin studying a proposal to spend between $50 million and $60 million on expansion, with about half that money going to construct a 25,000-seat sports arena.
He said a facility of that size could help the city attract major sports events.
Barker said the advisory board will start an extensive study of the "expansion concept" within the next week and hopes to have an "action plan" within three months.