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Footprint Center Events

201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 US

Footprint Center 

Capacity: 17,071

Home Teams: Phoenix Suns (NBA)

Footprint Center Events

Known locally as the “Purple Palace,” Phoenix’s Footprint Center opened its doors in 1992 as the new home of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and later the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes* after they relocated to the city from Winnipeg in 1996. The Suns have long been one of the best basketball teams in the country, qualifying for the playoffs on 32 occasions and making three NBA Finals appearances. Unfortunately for the Suns and their fans, all three of those Finals ended in disappointment, with their second attempt, led by Charles (the Round Mound of Rebound) Barkley, taking place during the Footprint Center’s inaugural season, but thwarted by Michael Jordan and his mighty Chicago Bulls. Recent seasons saw the Suns tempt their fans to dream again, but they lost the 2021 NBA Finals in six games to the Milwaukee Bucks. For now, the Suns remain the bridesmaids of the NBA, coming so close but never quite able to get their hands on those precious rings. Fans remain optimistic, however, turning out in big numbers to watch regular season and playoff Suns home games. Footprint Center is a good place to show up on an empty stomach, with everything from the Suns Spicy Chorizo Dog and Pork on a Fork BBQ to Hornitos Tequila Tacos on the menu, as well as nice cold beer at the Dos Equis Beer Garden. Shops and kiosks around the venue also carry a range of Suns and event merchandise.

*The Coyotes of the NHL (now known as the Arizona Coyotes) no longer play their hockey at Footprint Center, but rather at Mullett Arena in nearby Tempe, a suburb of Phoenix.

Does Footprint Center host concerts and other events?

Along with all regular season and playoff Phoenix Suns home games, Footprint Center is well known for hosting cultural events, sporting competitions, and concerts featuring such major acts as Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Nicki Minaj, Bad Bunny, The Eagles, and many others, as well as comedy shows by stand-up comedians like Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, and Jo Koy. Footprint Center has a packed 2024 schedule of concerts, comedy shows, and other events; here is a list of just a few of the major upcoming 2024 performances at the venue:

How can I find the cheapest tickets to games and events at Footprint Center?

With so much fun packed into the calendar at Footprint Center throughout the year, you’ll want to know how to land the cheapest tickets to NBA games, concerts, comedy shows, and other events at the venue. While Phoenix Suns games are obviously the biggest ticket draw, concerts and comedy shows also sell out quickly. To find the cheapest tickets to Phoenix Suns home games, concerts, comedy shows, or other major events at Footprint Center, search the TicketX listings on this page. You can purchase tickets from TicketX with a single click for the lowest commission fees!

Footprint Center Seating Chart

Visitors to Footprint Center can choose from many different seating options for games and events. Premium seating areas such as floor seats or luxury boxes cater to those looking for a more exclusive experience, while plentiful mid-range and cheaper general admission seats offer the chance to get in amongst the pulse of the crowd. No matter the price, every seat in the place has a great view of the action. Check TicketX for available tickets to your game or event at Footprint Center with our seating chart that outlines different seating options

Getting to Footprint Center (Transportation and Parking)

Visitors can access Footprint Center via public transportation or driving their own vehicle

Getting to Footprint Center via public transportation

Getting to Footprint Center is easy using public transportation. You can ride the Valley Metro light rail right to the stadium for FREE (!!) if you have a ticket to any event at the Footprint Center. For full details, visit Footprint Center's official website to start planning your trip. You could also take a taxi to the venue. 

Getting to Footprint Center by car

Driving your own vehicle to Footprint Center is easy, but don’t forget about the possibility of traffic jams near the venue before and after a game or big event. Leave early so that you arrive at Footprint Center with plenty of time to spare. Footprint Center's official website provides detailed driving directions including information on drop-off zones. 

Does Footprint Center have on-site parking?

Yes, Footprint Center has one on-site parking garage, but there are few spots for the general public as it is mostly reserved for suite holders. Off-site parking very close to the stadium is widely available. Visit Footprint Center's official website for detailed information on parking as well as how to reserve a prepaid parking spot.

How much does Footprint Center parking cost?

Parking lots in the neighborhoods surrounding Footprint Center usually charge around $15-20 on game and event days. Check out Footprint Center's official website for information on where to find cheaper parking rates and book parking spots. Prepaid parking reservations are highly recommended.