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Talking Stick Arena
You’ll find more than just gambling at the Talking Stick located in Phoenix, Arizona. This huge complex has everything surrounding it. Here you’ll find the casino, along with several shops and restaurants. But if you’re looking to catch a game or even a concert, then you should check out what’s on the calendar and who will be coming to the Talking Stick Arena.
The History of the Talking Stick Arena
The Talking Stick opened on June 6, 1992. Before it became The Talking Stick, locals knew it first as US America West Arena before getting a name change in 2006 to US Airways Center. It was only in 2015 did the building become known as the “Talking Stick”.
You’ll find the Talking Stick near the Chase Field which is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks professional baseball team.
Before it became the home to the Phoenix Suns, it was intended to be a hockey rink for the Coyotes. However, space wouldn’t allow a standard NHL rink. To make the rink fit, the lower level was sheared to create retractable seating. Unfortunately though, for fans sitting on these seats, their view was obstructed and a fourth of the ice was cut from their sight. Eventually, the Coyotes moved to a better-suited stadium leaving the Talking Stick open for other teams to come in.
At the Talking Stick Arena, you can catch the Sun’s playing home games, arena football, ice shows, concerts, and even NHL hockey games. Of course, the Talking Stick also hosts wrestling and boxing matches.
As for music, you can find tons of different bands and performers coming to the Talking Stick. In 2018, Fleetwood Mac came to town followed by Twenty One Pilots. The Jonas Brothers, Eric Clapton, and Iron Maiden have also passed through on tours.
What’s so special about the Talking Stick?
The Talking Stick is more than just a gathering place for sports fans. You’ll find tons of stuff to do in and around the venue. Phoenix is a bustling city that is not-stop fun year-round. So check out what’s going on at The Talking Stick today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Talking Stick Arena located?
Talking Stick Arena is a sports and entertainment arena located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
What kind of events does Talking Stick Arena host?
Talking Stick Arena events range from basketball to arena football, concerts, ice shows and other events such as wrestling.
Which team is playing at Talking Stick Arena?
There are a number of teams that call this arena their home, the Phoenix Suns (NBA), the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) and the Arizona Rattlers (IFL).
Where can I park for free at Talking Stick Arena?
There are plenty of cheap, convenient parking facilities within easy walking distance of Talking Stick Resort Arena. Parking near the arena is affordable with prices starting at just $5 for a spot within reasonable walking distance to the venue. The arena itself is connected to a five-story parking garage that contains 700 parking spots - however, these are usually available only to suite holders, and premium seat owners. Talking Stick Arena recommends fans to park at the Jefferson St. Garage - directly next to the arena. The garage contains 1,400 spaces, but parking costs $20 for most events.
What is the seating capacity of Talking Stick Arena?
Talking Stick Arena events can host up to 18,422 fans.
Who owns Talking Stick Arena?
The arena is owned by the City of Pheonix.
How do I get to Talking Stick Arena using public transport?
The arena is served by the Valley Metro Rail 3rd Street/Washington station and 3rd Street/Jefferson station. Fans can hop onto one of these and arrive at Talking Stick Arena events with time to spare.