About US Airways Center
US Airways Center is located at 201 East Jefferson in downtown Phoenix, Arizona 85004.
The sports entertainment arena has a seating capacity of 18,422 for basketball games, 16,210 for hockey games, and 15,505 for arena football games.
US Airways Center first broke ground in August of 1990 and initially opened in June of 1992 at a construction cost of $90 million.
US Airways is the home arena of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, and the arena football league's Arizona Rattlers.
From North Phoenix/Scottsdale
Take State Route 51 (Piestewa Peak Parkway) south to Interstate-10 East interchange. Exit I-10 at (100 feet ) Washington/Jefferson Street. Turn right (west) on Washington Street to 3rd Street. Turn left (south) on 3rd Street to US Airways Center.
From East Phoenix
Take Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) west which will merge with Interstate-10 west. Take I-10 West to 7th Street exit. Turn left (south) on 7th Street to Washington Street. Turn right (west) on Washington Street to 3rd Street. Turn left (south) on 3rd Street to US Airways Center.
From West/Southwest Phoenix
Take Interstate 10 east to 7th Avenue exit. Turn right (south) on 7th Avenue to Jefferson Street. Turn left (east) on Jefferson Street to 1st Street. US Airways Center is on the corner of Jefferson Street and 1st Street.
From Northwest Phoenix/Glendale
Take Interstate 17 south to Jefferson Street. Turn left (east) on Jefferson Street to First Street. US Airways Center is on the corner of Jefferson Street and 1st Street.
From East Valley/Tempe
Take Interstate 10 west to Washington/Jefferson Street. Turn left (west) on Washington Street to 3rd Street. Turn left (south) on 3rd Street to US Airways Center.
There are several parking garages and lots within walking distance of US Airways Center.
The Venue has an attached five story 700 space parking structure that provides the most convenient parking to guests that visit US Airways Center.
Parking prices depend on which lot patrons park but can be as low as $12.
Gate Locations and Openings
For most events at US Airways Center doors generally open 90 minutes before the start of a scheduled event.
Large bags, backpacks, coolers are not allowed inside the arena but bags of normal size may enter if first checked by US Airways Center security personnel.