Event Logjam Promises Busy Saturday in Downtown SLC | Buzz Blog

Friday, March 17, 2017

Event Logjam Promises Busy Saturday in Downtown SLC

FanX, some sort of ball game and the St. Paddy's parade collide.

Posted By on March 17, 2017, 5:14 PM

  • Pin It
    Favorite
click to enlarge SCOTT RENSHAW
  • Scott Renshaw
A lovely early spring weekend might seem like a perfect time for a stroll around downtown Salt Lake City.

But a busy Saturday for big events promises to make it a challenging day to get around.

By a quirk of scheduling, March 18 finds a four-square-block area of downtown hosting three popular events likely to draw big crowds.

At the Salt Palace Convention Center, pop culture enthusiasts will flock to Salt Lake Comic Con's spring FanX convention; Vivint Smart Home Arena hosts second round games in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament; and just across the street, the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade marches through the center of The Gateway mall.

While specific figures can only be estimates, the 2016 FanX event capped ticket sales at 50,000, organizers of the St. Patrick's day festival estimated 2016 attendance at just under 6,000 and the arena capacity is 19,000.

What are you attending and where do you plan to park?

Representatives from UTA and Downtown Alliance did not immediately respond to a request for comment about coordinating the logistics for these events.

More on News

  • Power to the Props

    Utah voters approve ballot initiatives, but for some, the fight is not over.
    • Nov 7, 2018
  • A Joint Session

    Speaker Hughes, Prop 2 supporters talk cannabis, compromise and the church.
    • Oct 30, 2018
  • A Very Special Session

    Guv says it’s possible to get medical cannabis up and running in Utah, despite the fact reaching a compromise has long proved difficult for state lawmakers.
    • Oct 25, 2018
  • More News »

More by Scott Renshaw

Latest in Buzz Blog

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

​

© 2018 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation