Suns home to be renamed Talking Stick Resort Arena on Oct. 7

Talking Stick Resort Arena

America West Arena has been home to the Phoenix Suns since it first opened in 1992. On Oct. 7 it gets a new name: Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Phoenix Suns and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will officially reveal Talking Stick Resort Arena at the Suns first preseason game on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The two parties will celebrate the arena’s new name with a pregame event on the plaza at Talking Stick Resort Arena that evening.

The naming rights agreement for the downtown venue is a multi-year deal that builds substantially on the existing agreement between the two parties.

The name change will be visible throughout the facility, with Talking Stick Resort Arena being prominent on the exterior of the building; on the underbelly of the center hung scoreboard; on the arena’s rooftop; and featured on the Suns and Mercury basketball courts.

The Casino Arizona Pavilion – the arena’s main lobby area – will retain its name.

US Airways Center, which opened in 1992, has earned a reputation for excellence, having received a prestigious Prime Site Award from Facilities & Event Magazine as well as a Top 30 ranking for North American Arenas from Pollstar.

It hosts an average of 130 events each year with a collective annual audience of one million people.  Not only is the arena the home of the Phoenix Suns, but also the three-time WNBA world champion Phoenix Mercury.  It is also the home field for five-time arena football world champions, the Arizona Rattlers.

Talking Stick Resort is a AAA Four Diamond Rated Resort and a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination.

Located in Scottsdale, just east of the Loop 101 on Indian Bend Road, TSR is locally owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

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