Maverik Center (formerly The E-Center) of West Valley City opened its doors to the Salt Lake Valley September 22, 1997. Designed by the world's premiere arena architect, HOK, Maverik Center is the home of the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies. Maverik Center has taken the term "state-of-the-art" to a new level, combining the modern amenities of a large arena with the service and intimacy of a small theater. Within Maverik Center is a unique Theatre configuration which can accommodate audiences as small as 3,700, while a crowd of 12,000 can be just as comfortable in the main arena. In addition to sporting events, the Maverik Center is a leading entertainment venue hosting nationally known concert acts such as Janet Jackson, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Sarah McLachlan, Neil Diamond, The Moody Blues, Lord of the Dance, Tori Amos, Manheim Steamroller, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Prince, Motley Crue, Jethro Tull, Shania Twain, Back Street Boys, Michael Bolton, Wynonna and many more. Maverik Center has also become the Utah home for Stars on Ice, The Shrine Circus, Sesame Street Live, The Wiggles, Bob the Builder, Dragon Tales Live, Monster Trucks, Arenacross and nationally televised productions of Holiday Festival on Ice and World Wrestling Entertainment's Smackdown Live.