PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) − Starting tomorrow Phoenix residents get a chance to voice their opinion on a proposed $230 million deal to overhaul the home of the Phoenix Suns.

The first of five meetings over five days will be held Saturday at Talking Stick Resort Arena at 9 a.m.

Last month the City Council postponed a vote on a proposed agreement after complaints that the public didn't have enough time to go over the details.

Suns President Jason Rowley told Arizona's Family on Friday that, "We didn't do a great job getting out in front of the public."

A poll released last month by Data Orbital that 66 percent of Phoenix residents opposed the plan that would have cost Phoenix $150 million, with the team kicking in another $80 million.

Rowley said he believes that public opinion is beginning to turn in their favor.

The agreement would keep the Suns playing their games downtown until 2037.

 


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ArizonaG30

Lets see we need police officers, firefighters and GOD only knows streets need repairing but NO so caleed city fathers want to give 230 million dollars to the Suns. Why they aren't going anywhere and if they do "Bye Bye.

Thrill22

I'm a huge sports fan. The renovations should not be paid for with tax payer dollars. They should put a $2 or $3 surcharge on every ticket for every event at the arena to pay for it. That way the users get something for their money and the person who never attends an event there does not pay.

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