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Tickets on Sale Tomorrow For 2nd NBA Outdoors Game

TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW FOR 2ND NBA OUTDOORS GAME
Ticket prices reduced for game Suns host Warriors in Indian Wells on October 10 at 6:30 p.m.

PHOENIX — Tickets go on sale tomorrow (April 1) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time for the 2nd NBA Outdoor preseason game when the Phoenix Suns host the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, October 10 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA. Tickets start at $10 and are available at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden box office.

For this year’s game the Suns have reduced ticket prices on more than 5,200 seats, including over 4,100 seats in the lower bowl. In the upper level, prices were reduced on over 1,100 seats – which the team has priced at $10 seats. This brings the total number of seats priced at $10 up to 1,732.

”We are looking forward to building on the success of last year’s outdoor game that was so well received by a sold-out stadium, the players, and a national television audience,” said Rick Welts, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Phoenix Suns. “In these economic times, we wanted to make it easier for fans to be part of this unique night of NBA basketball, and it will be even more affordable with these new ticket prices.”

Fans from Phoenix who wish to attend the game can reach Indian Wells in less than a four-hour drive.

The Suns will take on the Golden State Warriors beginning at 6:30 p.m. The game will be televised nationally, exclusively on TNT.

On October 11, 2008 the NBA hosted the first outdoor game of the modern era which featured a preseason showcase between the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The sold out event, known as the AutoTrader.com Open, saw the Denver Nuggets outlast the Phoenix Suns, 77-72.

Southern California’s Santa Rosa Mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop to the 80-acre complex that will host the event. The 16,000-seat stadium is an NBA-style arena with no roof that annually plays host to one of the world’s major tennis tournaments, the BNP Paribas Open.

Prior to last year’s historical outdoor match-up, the Phoenix Suns also played in the only other NBA game to be played outdoors in Puerto Rico against the Milwaukee Bucks over 35 years ago. Led by Connie Hawkins, Dick Van Arsdale and Neal Walk, the Suns defeated Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson and the Bucks, 116-103, in a preseason game on September 24, 1972 at a baseball stadium in San Juan.

Tickets to catch all the action in person are available by calling Ticketmaster at 1 (800) 4NBA-TIX, online at www.ticketmaster.com or in person at the US Airways Center Ticket Office and the Indian Wells Ticket Office. Both ticket office locations are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.