Six months after committing to play in the Talking Stick Resort Arena for another two decades, the Phoenix Suns basketball team is providing more details regarding a massive upgrading of that 18,000-seat venue.
The upgrading will include the building of an 8,500 square foot video wall, new sound and lighting systems, and a 15,000 square foot kitchen and corner bar.
The project will additionally include enhanced fan suites, while also offering the latest 5G technology.
As part of an agreement to keep the Phoenix Suns in the Talking Stick arena, the City of Phoenix will contribute around $150 million to the project, with the team itself paying for the remaining $80 million.
What is being called “Project 201: PHX Reimagined” will also see the building of a 10,000 square foot food court and new seating.
The entire renovation project could take up to two years to complete, but Phoenix Suns officials say more than half of the work will be done by next summer.
The Talking Stick Resort Arena was opened in the summer of 1992, making it one of the oldest arenas in the National Basketball Association.
By Garry Boulard
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