Suns provide students with cheap tickets

Photo by Alexis Macklin

Photo by Alexis Macklin

Love basketball but think that Suns tickets are too expensive? Think again. For the entire month of November, the Phoenix Suns are offering $5 upper-level seats for anyone who shows a student ID. The promotion is designed to bring more people to US Airways Center at the beginning of the year and hopefully throughout the season.

Freshman Jonathan Diego is very excited about the opportunity.

“I get to see professional basketball at a very high level from an excellent view for a very cheap price,” Diego said. “I’m not a Suns fan by any stretch of the imagination, but basketball is basketball.”

Diego is most excited to see the newly loaded Brooklyn Nets come to Phoenix. “I’ve always wanted to see Kevin Garnett play live.”

Some students, like freshman Gabriel Sandler, had not heard about the promotion but are very excited about the prospects.

“I feel like as college students, we get all these great opportunities, and even if it’s for lack of something else to do, why wouldn’t I go to an inexpensive professional basketball game?” Sandler said.

Sandler believes that the promotion can be a success with basketball addicts as well as casual observers.

“Regardless of how interested anyone is in sports, it’s a very fun atmosphere and I’m very excited that I can enjoy it without breaking my wallet,” he said.

Sandler, a lifelong Celtics fan, is also looking towards the Suns matchup with the Nets. “As hard as it is to see Pierce and Garnett out of green, it’s hard not to root for the players you love. Plus, it’s only $5, so it’s worth going.”

As the season continues, there will be plenty of opportunities to see this year’s edition of the Phoenix Suns, but November may be the best chance for college kids to catch a game without draining their wallets.