PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Phoenix Suns got a glimpse of what the new Talking Stick Resort Arena will look like. The team unveiled renderings on Thursday night of the upgraded stadium.
A redesigned Casino Arizona Pavilion will feature 8,500 square feet of LED screens and a massive centerpiece bar with views directly into the seating bowl. Inside the stadium will be a brand new, 3,550-square-foot center-hung scoreboard. That's six times bigger than the current video board and image resolution that will be 600% better.
"I think the community is going to be really happy with what we've done. I know the city is happy about it, we're happy about it. You get a chance to see the design pictures to what it's going to look like, it brings a lot of excitement," said Suns Owner Robert Sarver, who helped host the unveiling to fans at the Phoenix Convention Center.
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The main concourse will have a family-friendly food court and a wide range of Arizona restaurants.
The stadium will have more than 17,000 seats and every one of them will be cushioned. The stadium will update its internet service to 5G to make it easier for fans to connected.
"What I like is the bowl is going to be pretty much new. That's for everybody. The scoreboard, the lights, all new seats," said Sarver. "Watching the game is going to feel new for everybody. Then we add these new amenities and allow people to interact and socialize and engage more is where the trends are heading. What we've tried to do is have some vision and recognize what will a building look like 5-10 years from now."
For those with a little more cash, the arena will have 11 different club and suite experiences, including 55 total suites, eight additional theatre boxes, new VIP clubs and one exclusive club dubbed 1968. Named in honor of the year the Suns organization came to life, 1968 will be a two-story club that will have a private entrance into Talking Stick Resort Arena.