Phoenix Suns Overview

Fast facts

League: Western Conference Pacific Division

Head Coach: Frank Vogel

Team Mascot: The Suns Gorilla

Year Opened: 1992

Capacity: 17071

City / State: Phoenix / Arizona

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Suns vs Lakers

Rival Team: Los Angeles Lakers

The Suns-Lakers rivalry has been raging since 1970 when Phoenix blew a 3-1 playoff lead against the Lakers. The two teams have also both played in the Pacific Division for much of their history meaning they have squared off many times in the regular and postseason over the years. In the mid-2000s the rivalry was particularly intense thanks to the two teams being among the best in the Western Conference. There’s always bad blood when these two get together, so don’t miss the Lakers when they come to town.

Suns vs Spurs

Rival Team: San Antonio Spurs

The Suns and Spurs have met in the playoffs ten times since 1992, which has led to the development of a deep-rooted hatred between these two Western Conference teams. In the early 90s, the Suns got the best of The Admiral and the Spurs. However, a decade later the Spurs would get their revenge as they stopped the Steve Nash-led Suns dead in their track a few times in the mid to late 2000s. If you want to see Footprint Center come to life, then make sure to attend a Suns-Spurs game.

Phoenix Suns Stadium Guide

In Game

The Purple Palace is an excellent place to take in a game, and you won’t have to break the bank to do so. You can typically find a great deal on Suns tickets if you check the secondary ticket market where on some occasions you can find tickets as low as $15 or even $5.

Once at the game, you’ll experience an in-game experience that can hold its own and features one of the best mascots in not only the NBA but all of pro sports. The Gorilla will keep you entertained throughout the game and get everyone into the action with his incredible stunts and antics. The Suns Dancers also does a good job of keeping everyone engaged, and no matter where you’re seated you’ll have an excellent view of the court.

The area around Footprint Center is also very well suited for having an outstanding time. The Legends Entertainment District is home to many bars and restaurants, so no matter what you have a taste for you’ll find it here. The Arrogant Butcher is a particularly great spot if you’re looking for something a bit more upscale. Otherwise, places like Majerle’s, Kincaid’s, or Alice Cooperstown will hit the spot.

You’ll have a great time in Phoenix where you’ll find an affordable in-game experience as well as plenty of pre and post game entertainment.

Things to check out

Suns Ring of Honor

Located at the south end of Footprint Center, the Ring of Honor pays tribute to Suns greats of the past. The Ring of Honor honors Suns legends such as Charles Barkley, Dan Majerle, and Jerry Colangelo and is a must see for Suns fans and basketball fans.

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APS Gorilla Greenhouse

Those of you bringing kids to the game will want to stop by Gorilla Greenhouse. The Gorilla Greenhouse play area is home to plenty of games and activities for children is an excellent place for them to hangout before or during the game.

Suns Team Shop

The Suns Team Shop on the north side of the arena is the perfect place to grab a souvenir. Inside the shop you’ll find any kind of Suns gear you could want ranging from jerseys to hats to glassware, so make sure to check it out.

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Coors Light Zone Patio

The Coors Light Zone is a great place to grab a drink at Footprint Center even if you’re not attending a game. It caters to fans both inside and outside the arena the perfect place to grab a drink at the arena.

Legends Entertainment District

Talking Stick Arena is located in the Legends Entertainment District in downtown Phoenix, and as a result, you’ll find plenty of entertainment options before and after the game.

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Suns Gorilla

The Gorilla is one of the most famous mascots in sports and a must see at any Suns game. He brings everyone into the action with his high flying stunts, antics, and cheerleading so don’t miss him.

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Kiss Cam Competition

One of the unique aspects of attending a Suns game is that if you appear on the Kiss Cam not only do you get all the attention on you, but you also have the chance to win a prize. The couple that receives the loudest reaction from the crowd goes home with jewelry, so bring your best if you appear on the cam.

Suns Dancers

The Suns Dancers entertain the crowd throughout the game with their incredible dance routines. Stay in your seat during stoppages in play as you wouldn’t want to miss these talented dancers.

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Fight Songs

  1. Phoenix Suns Theme Song

Phoenix Suns Bars & Restaurants

  1. Lustre Bar

    Lustre Rooftop Bar

    As downtown Phoenix’s only rooftop lounge, Lustre is a truly exceptional outdoor hangout, expertly balancing sociability with tranquility

    2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour

    Bitter And Twisted

    This stylish haunt with an extensive craft-cocktail menu also features innovative bar bites.

    1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Majerle’s Sports Grill

    Majerles Sports Grill

    Visit to Arizona ain't complete without visiting Majerle's Sports Grill.

    24 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  4. Pomo Pizzeria – Downtown Phoenix


    Pizzeria providing Neapolitan pies, plus Italian fare from antipasti to gourmet panini.

    705 N 1st St #120, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  5. Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

    Blue Hound

    At Blue Hound, you’ll find seasonal American fare meant for sharing and pairing--with craft cocktails, wine or beer, that is. So go ahead.

    2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  6. The Counter Phoenix

    Counter Burger

    Create the ultimate burger with our checklist-style clipboard menu boasting +85 ingredients and over a million possible combinations.

    1130 Avalon Boulevard #1030, Alpharetta, GA 30009, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  7. Mrs White’s Golden Rule Cafe

    Fried Chicken

    Modest, family-owned eatery serving homestyle Southern & soul food 7 days a week since the '60s.

    808 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $

  8. Pizzeria Bianco

    Pizzeria Bianco pizza

    Cozy, brick-walled restaurant serving wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas & Italian small plates.

    623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  9. McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon

    McFaddens Restaurant Saloon

    Best place to drink and dance the night away

    9425 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $$

  10. Buffalo Wild Wings


    The ultimate place to get together with your friends, watch sports, drink beer, and eat wings.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd c107, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  11. Yard House

    Yard House

    Always has that distinct sense of belonging in this place.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  12. Native Grill & Wings

    Native Grill Wings budlight beer buffalo wings

    Known for its signature wings and vibrant atmosphere.

    7273 N 95th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - pizza - $$

  13. Bar Louie

    Bar Louie beer burger

    Bar Louie features a selection of local and regional beers with over 20 taps, unique wines and craveable food in an inviting, urban atmosphere.

    6770 N Sunrise Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Mama Gina’s Pizzeria

    Mama Ginas Pizzeria

    An Italian restaurant that serves flavorful wings, fresh pasta, calzones, sandwiches & NY-style pizza!

    9380 W Westgate Blvd d101, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  15. Hot N Juicy Crawfish

    Hot N Juicy Crawfish

    Hot N Juicy serves only the best seafood!

    6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Salt Tacos y Tequila

    Salt Tacos y Tequila

    Spacious eatery offering the most familiar yet delicious Mexican grub and margaritas

    6751 N Sunset Blvd e109, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  17. Opa Life Greek Cafe

    OPA Life Greek Cafe

    The taste of Santorini in Arizona

    9404 W Westgate Blvd c103, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    european - cafe - $$

  18. Shane’s Rib Shack

    Shanes Rib Shack

    Where you can find mouth-watering and tender ribs in Arizona.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd #101, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$