Suns’ home name to be changed to US Airways Center
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – The Phoenix Suns will have a new name to their
home, as America West Arena will be called the US Airways Center.
The new 10-year agreement follows the merger between America West Airlines and
US Airways, which was finished September 27. The naming conversion is
scheduled to take place over the next several months, although the official
name change will likely come in January. Until then, the arena will continue
to operate as America West Arena.
“Because of the comprehensive and dramatic enhancements completed over the
past few years, today we really have a state-of-the-art building again
compared to the one that opened in 1992,” said Suns chairman and CEO Jerry
Colangelo. “It is the sports and entertainment facility of the future, so it
is most appropriate that it be identified with the airline of the future in
name and spirit.”
The arena, which is owned by the city of Phoenix, recently underwent a $70
million expansion and improvement project.