As the weather begins to cool down, more events around town begin to shift indoors. Over the coming months, things will be getting busy at Talking Stick Resort Arena, located in downtown Phoenix.

The popular venue is home to many events, including concerts, shows and sporting events. Starting on Oct. 23 the Phoenix Suns, which calls Talking Stick Resort Arena home, will begin the 2019-20 campaign. Despite recent struggles, this season could be a memorable one for the Suns.

Light rail train supporting Phoenix's NBA franchise

Why should you go to a Suns game? Well first off, your fare on the Valley Metro light rail is covered with the purchase of any home ticket to a game.

If you are headed east, you can get off on the platform located at 3rd St/Jefferson. If you are coming from the east side of the valley, you will have to get off at the 3rd St/Washington platform and walk across the street.

There is plenty of excitement going into the new basketball season. The Suns begin the season with a new coach, Monty Williams and a talented core of young players. With all-star caliber players like Devon Booker and DeAndre Ayton combined with new additions like Ricky Rubio, Cameron Johnson and Dario Saric, the team has all of the ingredients to have a successful season.

Not a Suns fan? That’s okay too. As one of five teams in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division, talented teams filled with some of the best players in the entire league will be making frequent visits to Phoenix.

There are many reasons to attend a Suns game this season. If you do, don’t forget to avoid traffic or parking concerns by riding with Valley Metro. Reminder: fare is included with your ticket to the game.

John Zetmeir
Professional communicator and avid sports fan. Proud Kansas native enjoying life in the Valley of the Sun. Always enjoying a trip to the gym followed by a good plate of tacos.