Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park

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Salt Lake 2002
Olympic Cauldron Park
2002 Olympic cauldron with stadium in background
The cauldron with Rice–Eccles Stadium in the background.
LocationSalt Lake City, Utah
Coordinates40°45′32″N 111°50′56″W / 40.758871°N 111.848803°W / 40.758871; -111.848803Coordinates: 40°45′32″N 111°50′56″W / 40.758871°N 111.848803°W / 40.758871; -111.848803
Created2003 (2003)
Operated byUniversity of Utah
StatusOpen Monday–Saturday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Year round
WebsiteOfficial website

The Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park is a plaza located at the south end of Rice–Eccles Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, Rice-Eccles Stadium was known as Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium and hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The plaza contained a 2002 Winter Olympic museum, the Olympic cauldron, and other memorabilia from the 2002 Olympic Games.[1] As the University of Utah moves forward with stadium expansion and limited space, the future of the park is uncertain. The Hoberman Arch was removed in August 2014, and other portions of the park, such as the film and gallery, have since been removed as well.[2] The cauldron is the only feature from the Olympics remaining in the plaza.

  1. ^ Roche, Lisa Riley (December 16, 2002). "Cauldron Site Under Construction". Deseret News. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  2. ^ Richards, Mary (August 1, 2014). "Olympic arch leaving Rice-Eccles Stadium". Salt Lake City: KSL-TV. Retrieved August 1, 2014.

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