Suns Announce No Increase in Season Ticket Prices for 2009-10
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns announced today that there will be no increase in prices for Suns season tickets for the 2009-10 season. The club will mail complete renewal information to season ticket holders today. In addition to the price freeze, the plan includes a new interest-free flexible payment option and free parking for those who choose to pay in full.
“It is not ‘business as usual’ for our season ticket holders in this challenging economy,” said Rick Welts, President and COO of the Phoenix Suns. “We want our most devoted fans to know that their team is listening to them and that the plan we are unveiling today addresses their concerns. Our goal is to ensure that our fans can continue to enjoy the experience of Phoenix Suns basketball at a great value.”
In addition, when Suns fans renew they will get a choice of one of six incentive gift cards to Donovan’s, Southwest Airlines, Fry’s Food Stores, The Sport Chalet, McDonald’s or a Suns gift card. Other benefits of being a Suns season ticket holder include a 20 percent off discount at The Team Shop, deals and discounts with Suns marketing partners, $500 off Suns party suites and a personal account experience specialist.
“Over the past few months we’ve had the opportunity to hear directly from our season ticket holders through town hall meetings, a season ticket holder advisory group, and multiple fan surveys,” added Welts. “The feedback they’ve provided has shaped our plan and helped us develop new benefits such as a new Game Day Seat Upgrade program and a Game Exchange program designed by, and for, the best fans in the NBA,” added Welts.
The Game Exchange program will allow season ticket holders to exchange tickets for designated future games if they are unable to attend a game (based on availability). The Game Day Seat Upgrade program will allot a certain number of seat upgrade coupons per season ticket holder based on tenure and seat availability.
“For over 41 years season ticket holders have been the lifeblood of the organization and we want to be proactive in the current economic environment by showing our commitment to them,” said Steve Kerr, General Manager of the Phoenix Suns.
The Suns remain at the league average in ticket pricing in nearly all seat locations with the average ticket price at $71.46 (excluding floor seats and loge boxes). In addition, the team continues to offer 1,661 $10 tickets, 2,562 $20.50 tickets and 1,722 $37 tickets, which constitute 35 percent of all arena seats.
Season ticket holders are urged to renew online at Suns.com. Fans interested in season ticket plans for the 2009-10 Suns season, should call (602) 379-SUNS or visit Suns.com.
Please click on the link to view a special video message sent to Suns season ticket holders today outlining the new benefits: http://www.nba.com/suns/tickets/renewal09_media.html