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Opened: 1992
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201 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-379-2000
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NBA Basketball Arena Review - US Airways Center
The Phoenix Suns have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in the NBA in recent years, and that can mostly be attributed to the great fans who fill the U.S. Airways Center for all 41 home games during the regular season. The U.S. Airways Center provides a wide-open, engrossing stadium experience that makes it easy to forget that you are not relaxing at your home watching the game on television. From the ample amounts of food and beverage options to the great service that a patron receives from ushers and arena staff alike, the U.S. Airways Center is truly a pioneer in the world of sports arenas.

Originally known as America West Arena when it initially opened in 1992, U.S. Airways has seen some of the best professional basketball players hoop it up for the Phoenix Suns on its court over the past two decades. What was once the home to Charles Barkley and Kevin Johnson, this downtown Phoenix location, which is situated in the heart of East Jefferson St., now serves a new breed of run-and-gun basketball led by former MVP Steve Nash. It has also housed the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury since 1997 and at one time served as the home ice of the Phoenix Coyotes.

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With over 14,000 square feet of total area, U.S. Airways Center provides Phoenix Suns faithful with an expansive experience that beams with bright lights and big noises. With only a lower and upper bowl along with boxes separating the two, there is really not much room to complain about having a bad seat. The action is upfront and center and the arena's lighting fundamentals are impeccably designed. While so many arenas are worried about getting as many fans as possible into the building, U.S. Airways Center takes a different approach by equally spacing out seating so that all 18,500 screaming Phoenix Suns fans are able to enjoy themselves.

Valley Metro provides all of the public transportation to and from the arena through their buses, light rail system, and rideshare program. All three modes of transportation are designed to get the fan to the arena in a timely fashion, so they do not miss a minute of game action. There are also several parking lots and garages that are within a 5-10 minute walk from U.S. Airways, thereby making driving an automobile to the location a relevant possibility.

Inside U.S. Airways, there are many outlets to look to in order to get your hunger and thirst addressed before, during, and after a Phoenix Suns game. From a Starbucks outlet to a Bacardi Rum bar located right in the stadium, patrons can enjoy their favorite pick-me-up anytime they find themselves parched. The Lexus Club & B Lounge are the arena's signature dining experience, as many ticket holders frequent this combination of style, grace, and fine dining that anyone is sure to enjoy. From live music and DJs to perfect viewing of the arena floor from any one of a number of guest tables, the Lexus Club & B Lounge is the preeminent spot for anyone looking to combine their dining and entertainment experiences.

If you're looking for a dining experience outside of the U.S. Airways Center, look no further than Majerle's Sports Grill. With cold beer, many televisions, and just a great general atmosphere, Majerle's serves up service that will take care of all of your needs. From fantastic burgers and steak platters to the coldest beer on tap, you will want to look to Majerle's for your Phoenix Suns post-game celebration party. Other restaurants in close proximity to U.S. Airways Center are Pizzeria Bianco, Lo Lo's Chicken & Waffles, and The Breadfruit. There are also numerous sports bars in very close proximity to the arena including Jackson's on 3rd, Friday's Front Row Sports Grill, and Sports City Grille. All of these locations serve great bar food and make sure that your drink is fresh and always chilled.

Staying at a hotel in the area is also quite easy, as there are many lodging options for Phoenix Suns fans to look into for either the short overnight stay or the week-long vacation. Located within a mile from one another are many different hotels that are ready to cater to your every need. From Holiday Inn to Super 8 and from the Sheraton to the Hyatt, there are many different options available for any budget that is looking to stay within a mile of the U.S. Airways Center.

Phoenix Suns fans are sure to enjoy the many local points of interest within the general vicinity of U.S. Airways Center. The Phoenix Symphony Hall is located close by in case you would like to have a low-key relaxing evening before or after the Suns game is played. The area formerly known as Cooper Square, now referred to simply as Downtown Phoenix, is also a great area to visit if you are looking for a place to eat or shop while you are waiting for the game to commence. Also, make sure to check out CityScape, which is a mixture of residential living, hotel, public park space, and more rolled up into one central area that serves countless numbers of tourists and local residents everyday. Don't forget to take one of the many hot-air balloon or Jeep/Hummer rides through peaks and valleys of the Phoenix terrain. The Mystery Castle, with its great back story and relevance to the Phoenix landscape, can also be seen on a tour of Phoenix. If you attend at different points throughout the year, you may also be able to see the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Barrett Jackson's Auto Auction, or Cactus League spring training baseball. If you're looking for a great shopping experience, look no further than Arizona Mills, the Outlets at Anthem, and Scottsdale Fashion Square, all of which all give NBA fans an opportunity to enjoy world-class shopping before they see world-class basketball.

Downtown Phoenix and the U.S. Airways Center provides the perfect backdrop for a great chance to watch some of the best professional basketball on the planet. A great arena and a terrific basketball team in the Phoenix Suns only begins to tell the story of what a visitor to this area will find intriguing. It is truly one of the best experiences an NBA fan could every ask for.
 

City of Phoenix Local Information  
Top Tourist Attractions:
Grand Canyon, Historic Sahuaro Ranch
Sedona
Montezuma's Castle


Local Foods:
Frijoles de olla, Carne Seca, Prickly Pear Margaritas, Fry Bread

Popular Bar Districts:
"Old Town" Scottsdale
Mill Avenue in Tempe (Strip of bars at ASU)
Westgate City Center (Next to football stadium)


Best Restaurants:
Satisfied Frog - Cave Creek, AZ
Valle Luna - 3 locations in Phoenix area
Monte's La Casa Vieja - Tempe, AZ
Zipps Sports Grill
Fan Resources:
Pocket Map of Phoenix
Local Bus & Light Rail Map
Arena Fan Policies

Local Sports Media:
The Arizona Republic
East Valley Tribune
Xtra Sports 910AM - Listen LIVE!

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