NBA fans everywhere are hopeful that the lockout will officially end and the preseason will get underway. In a promising sign, tickets for the Phoenix Suns first preseason game went on sale today at the U.S. Airways Center. The Phoenix Suns will be hosting the Denver Nuggets on December 20th for the preseason opener, and the preseason will end a mere two days later. As long as the pending agreement is finalized, the regular NBA season will finally open on Christmas Day.
While attending an NBA basketball game may seem challenging to those with disabilities, the Phoenix Suns’ home at the US Airways Center has a Disability Services Manager who may be contacted at (602) 379-2048, and there is a “Disability Hotline” at 602-379-2083. The staff can assist with information regarding ticketing and seating for accessible areas, as well as accessible drop-off locations, assistive listening receivers, radios, wheelchair escorts, and facility features. The Guest Relations Hotline for the U.S. Airways Center is also available at any time at (602) 379-2060 to assist with questions A Guest Relations Center is located on the Main Concourse across from Section 117 at the Northwest corner of the building.
Because accessible seating is limited, US Airways Center recommends that their guests with disabilities make advance arrangements at one of the numbers above to ensure that the disabled person, plus a companion, has access to the seating arrangements they need.
The Phoenix Suns are sponsors of the Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Suns, members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). The team plays 25-30 games per year and brings a message, both on and off the court, that people with disabilities can accomplish a great deal and that disabilities should not be a barrier to friendships, interaction, and competing successfully. Further information about the Banner Phoenix Wheelchair Suns is available at this link.