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Talking Stick Resort Arena 2022

Talking Stick Resort Arena is located in downtown Phoenix, AZ. The arena serves as host of the Phoenix Suns and the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. The arena opened in 1992 with a capacity of over 18,000 seats. Along with the professional basketball teams, it hosts arena league football, and college basketball tournaments making it a versatile location for all sports.

While the arena mainly serves sports, it holds some of the top concerts and shows year round. Acts like Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, and the Eagles have all played shows to thousands of fans. The metro area and the screaming fans make Talking Stick Resort Arena a must visit for any show on the road.

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  1. Where To Sit

    For Sporting Events: As with any ticket purchase, where to sit boils down to budget vs. want. Everyone wants to sit courtside and yell at the players, but few people get that opportunity. Let’s be more realistic.

    If you’re ready to spend some big bucks and impress your company, sections 101-103 are right behind the player benches and come in as some of the best seats in the house. If you want to be close to the action, it doesn’t get any better.

    If you’re more interested in the views at a lower price tag, stick with section 102, but head further away from the baseline. The seats are back far enough from the court for a lower price, but being center-court provides the best views.

    Family outings are have always been an integral part of sports, so if you’re ready to bring the family, try the upper-deck seats in rows 201-203. These seats have easy access without giving up too much of the game experience and stay on center-court.

    Sometimes, you want to go to the game, but the only focus is the price. That’s fine too! You can find inexpensive tickets when you look in the right places and search for the right times. We recommend sections 208-210. These upper-level seats clock in as some of the cheapest in the arena.

    For Concerts: The floor level sections are broken into A-J and serve as some of the best for any show. We recommend A-C for the closest experience, but be ready to pay a little extra for the experience. If you still want the great, straight-on view without the close proximity to the stage or the larger price tag, back up a little to section 108.

    In Talking Stick Resort Arena, the best options for a mix of price and views of the stage are sections 101-102. You get a blend of reasonable proximity to the stage, excellent sound quality, and of course, much easier access in and out of your seats.

    Pushing further back to sections 210-212, you’ll find some of the cheapest tickets without sacrificing the great views. If the price is your biggest concern, we suggest starting there and working your way around the upper deck to find the seats you want.

    What To Expect When You Arrive:

    Security and Bag Policy:  All attendees are subject to metal detector screening, visual inspection, and a thorough bag inspection at the entrance. Bags over 14”x14”x6” are not allowed. For a full list of policies and what to expect, see the A-Z help page on the arena’s website.

    Parking: Talking Stick Resort Arena offers parking garages and plenty of parallel parking options around the downtown area. We recommend the arena adjacent garage given the convenient entrances. If you’d rather not drive, the arena offers a lane dedicated to rideshare options.

    Talking Stick Resort Arena Experience

    Downtown Phoenix features an entertainment complex across from the arena called CityScape where fans can find dining options and other entertainment along with a reasonably priced hotel to stay the night.

    Talking Stick Resort Arena sits close to amazing food and lodging choices, so you’re taken care of before, during, and after the show. Don’t miss out on your chance to live the experience too.


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