Talking Stick Resort Arena
A multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena located in Phoenix, Arizona, the Talking Stick Resort Arena serves primarily as the home of the National Basketball Association’s Phoenix Suns.
Originally known as the America West Arena when it originally opened in 1992, the name was changed to the Airways Center in 2006, and again changed to its current name in 2015.
In addition to being the home floor for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, it’s also the home of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, and the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers.
• Capacity: 19,023
• Opened: June 6, 1992
• Location: 201 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
• The stadium took two years to build after breaking ground on the project on Agusut 1, 1990, and opening on June 6, 1992.
• In March of 2013, the arena underwent major renovations which included a 16,000 square foot atrium area, among other additions, with a cost of $67 million.
• The arena co-hosted the 1993 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Phoenix Suns with the Bulls winning the championship series in 6 games.
• A wide variety of other entertainment events were held at the facility including WWE’s Royal Rumble in 2013, as well as SmackDown in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2011, and 2015.
Past and Current Teams
Phoenix Suns (NBA) (1992–present)
Arizona Rattlers (AFL) (1992–present)
Arizona Sandsharks (CISL) (1993–1997)
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) (1996–2003)
Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) (1997–present)
Phoenix RoadRunners (ECHL) (2005–2009)