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Olympic Cauldron Park

Dan Campbell / The Olympic Cauldron Park, beside the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium.
The Olympic Cauldron Park remains an inspiring visual to the public while celebrating Salt Lake City’s status as an Olympic host.

The Olympic Cauldron Park, originally placed at the end of Rice Eccles Stadium, is being relocated less than 50 metres to facilitate the further expansion of Rice Eccles Stadium. The new 2020 location will proudly display a refurbished plaza with the 2002 Olympic Cauldron to all entering spectators to events at the Stadium.

The Olympic Cauldron Park’s construction began in October 2002 and was completed the following February, in time for the one-year anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002. The Park features a visitors’ centre, where a 10-minute Olympic film is shown. The film reflects on the Games, using three different screens and special effects such as fog and lights.

The University of Utah controls and maintains the venue. It hires out both the visitors' centre, which includes an art gallery, theatre and video kiosk area, and the Olympic Cauldron Park itself for various events.

The venue is a member of the Foothill Cultural District, an organisation promoting cultural activities for visitors in Salt Lake City. While there is a charge to watch the Olympic film, the park itself is open to the public free of charge. Money raised from film ticket sales, along with the original USD 1 million endowment from the organising committee to the university, contributes to the park's operating costs.

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