The Phoenix Suns are preparing to welcome the NBA All Star Game to the arena.
The Suns are hosting a charity game on Wednesday night.
“The goal is to give back to the community, to be a part of the community and to make a positive impact on the community,” said Suns President and General Manager Ryan McDonough.
“So we want to make sure the people of Phoenix are able to participate in that event.”
The Suns are hoping to attract a total of 30,000 fans to the game.
That is a huge number, given the amount of money the Suns are spending to build a new arena.
McDonough said that they expect to get a big number of people into the game, and that will be the first time fans will have the opportunity to cheer on the players.
The Suns have a large fan base.
They drew an average of 8.7 million fans during the 2014-15 season, and they will get an average attendance of 18,634 fans.
Mc Donough said they have to keep the crowd size low, because the team has been losing money, so they want to focus on getting the most out of the event.
“The first thing we want is to make it the most enjoyable experience for everyone,” Mc Donough added.
The game will be broadcast on the Suns website, as well as on TNT, ESPN, CBS and Fox Sports.
Fans can get tickets at the gate for $40 and by visiting the Suns’ website or by calling 866-SUNS-MAGIC.