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Suns already in talks with Phoenix about new arena

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12:19 PM ET 10.09 | The Phoenix Suns building, the U.S. Airways Center, is about 10 years away from the end of its projected useful life. The team and the city have already begun discussions about what comes next. Suns spokesman Casey Taggatz said the National Basketball Association team is talking to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton about the matter. "The Suns continue to discuss options with the Mayor's office with the goal of determining a mutually agreed upon solution. Out of respect for those ongoing discussions, we feel it is inappropriate to comment any further at this time," Taggatz said.

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Fans outside the US Airways Center., Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE Fans outside the US Airways Center., Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE
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October 9, 2012  01:49 PM ET
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They think they can con the people for more spending money and than charge them so much to watch the game...

BINGO! We have a winning answer...DING DING DING

October 9, 2012  02:54 PM ET

Are the Suns planning on contending for the playoffs in 10 years?

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October 9, 2012  04:18 PM ET

Arena's have lifespan caps just like teams :)
After they go over their lifespan caps Stern fines them.

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October 9, 2012  06:49 PM ET

Dear Rich Billionaire Owners
Ever Consider Just Renovation or Facelifting the current facility? It saves you money and can prevent Relocation. I understand the difficulty of this concept, but in reality, It's something you should Consider.
Yours Truly,
Marcus Pearl
A Caring Fan

October 9, 2012  09:01 PM ET
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Dear Rich Billionaire OwnersEver Consider Just Renovation or Facelifting the current facility? It saves you money and can prevent Relocation. I understand the difficulty of this concept, but in reality, It's something you should Consider. Yours Truly, Marcus Pearl A Caring Fan

In the context of this here article i'd just like to make aware that Sarver is barely a billionaire. His finances have fallen into question ever since he purchased the Suns, and he is also becoming widely regarded as a terrible owner.

And i sincerely hope they take heed to your idea of renovation. Because lord knows the city of PHoenix cannot afford this right now, not with lightrail debt sales taxes going into effect, neighboring Glendale is broke from all them stadiums. It is becoming increasingly expensive to live in Arizona.

 
October 10, 2012  10:31 AM ET

There's absolutely NO reason to be looking for a new arena when the current one is perfectly fine and ideally located. If a new arena plan gets shot down, I wouldn't be surprised if Sarver started stirring the pot about relocating the team.

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