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Talking Stick Resort Arena On Track For Start Of NBA Season In December

By Ben Giles
Published: Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 1:39pm

Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.

Talking Stick Resort Arena, the home of the Phoenix Suns, will be ready for the start of the new NBA season in December, according to a team spokesperson.

NBA player representatives voted last week to approve a plan to start the league’s next season on Dec. 22. 

The arena in downtown Phoenix is undergoing a $230 million renovation, but enough progress has been made to host Suns games in late December.

However, that doesn’t mean fans will be welcomed back as well. The NBA proposed a swift start to the next season, rather than wait for the threat of the coronavirus to subside, knowing it could be months before large gatherings are deemed safe.

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