PHOENIX (CelebrityAccess) Phoenix City Council has approved $230 million to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena, home to the NBA’s Phoenix Suns among other sports teams.
The arena will undergo extensive renovations between 2019 and 2021 with the City of Phoenix reportedly contributing $150 million and the Suns adding $80 million. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbinb repairs/replacements are expected, and improvements will be made to the locker rooms, seating areas, concourses and VIP and hospitality areas. The Suns will also build an offsite practice facility and more room will be added for parking.
“We’ve been extremely proud to call downtown Phoenix our home since Talking Stick Resort Arena opened in 1992 and, today, we are thrilled to officially extend our All-Star partnership with the City of Phoenix by agreeing to reinvest in downtown with a $230 million renovation of Talking Stick Resort Arena,” Suns C?EO Jason Rowley said. “Together, we will bring the 27-year-old facility into the 21st century with infrastructure, technology and creature comfort innovations that will elevate every level of the arena and enhance the fan experience for all guests that attend games, concerts and events in this building.
“When renovations are completed in 2021, the city, state and the entire community will celebrate Talking Stick Resort Arena as a premiere sports and entertainment venue and an amenity that can be enjoyed by both local residents and the millions of visitors that frequent the Valley annually.”
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