The Phoenix Suns were founded as part of the NBA in 1968 and have always been
located in Phoenix, Arizona. The team has had a relatively successful history, with
six division titles and two conference titles to their name. However, that elusive NBA
title has yet to be seen by those who buy Phoenix Suns tickets on a regular basis.
They came very close in 1976 and 1993, but it was just not meant to be. Those who
buy Phoenix Suns tickets will be hoping that the coming seasons bring a surprise NBA
title to the Phoenix area.
The Suns have had some of the NBA's top players ply their trade with the team.
Kevin Johnson, Charles Barkley, Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire have all been
important players for the Suns in their history. The most recent era of Nash and
Stoudemire almost brought that NBA title when they went into the 2005 playoffs.
However, they simply could not overcome a superior LA Lakers team. Many felt
the winner would have gone on to the title (as the Lakers did), but it was not to be
for the Suns once again. However, their fans bought Phoenix Suns tickets in high
numbers that season and witnessed some wonderful basketball.
In the past couple of months, things have gone on a bit of a downer for the Suns.
After spending almost ten years with the team, Steve Nash has been traded to their
bitter rivals the Los Angeles Lakers. Nash requested the trade for two reasons. He
wanted to be closer to his family and he wanted one last opportunity to challenge
for that ring he could never win with the Suns. Most Phoenix Suns tickets holders will
forgive Nash after all the service he has given them.
The Phoenix Suns moved to the US Airways Center in 1992 and have played all their
homes games there, except for a brief renovation period in 2002-2003. The center
can hold 18,422 fans for basketball games. There are also ice hockey games and
arena football matches in the center. For basketball games, Phoenix Suns tickets are
always sold out, especially if a Western Conference rival is the visiting team. Fans
relish the big clashes and buy Phoenix Suns tickets in high numbers.
The Suns have developed a rather loyal following since their inception many years
ago. The Phoenix locals are very proud of their team, especially as they do not have a
major football team in the area. Basketball is the major sport for them and they are
desperate for an NBA title to eventually make its way to Phoenix.
While the general feeling among season Phoenix Suns tickets holders is positive,
there is some disappointment and resentment in the Steve Nash saga. It was
assumed that he would move to an Eastern Conference rival, which would not have
been a problem for fans. However, he went to the team that he has battled the
hardest against over the past 5-6 seasons. This will make the Lakers stronger and
make it even harder for the Suns to make an impact at the tail end of the season.
However, Phoenix Suns tickets holders will just have to be positive and hope that the
management can get some good deals done in the trading period.
11-26-12: The departure of Steve Nash hasn’t seemed to slow down the pace of the Phoenix Suns. At 6-8 they are still scoring over 100 points per game but also continue to have struggled defensively. The Suns give up a league worst 103 points per game. In order for them to climb the standing, this will have to change.