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What to expect at a Phoenix Suns game

The Phoenix Suns partnered with Pal Experiences to make basketball games more accessible for people with autism, anxiety, and intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team playing in the National Basketball Association. Since 1968, they have provided entertainment to Arizona families by showcasing their world class athletic talent.

The Suns play at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix. The regular season runs from October to April.

Click on the "Get Tickets" link above for discounted prices to family-friendly Suns games. When you pick your game, just enter promo code "PAL2018".

Things to consider


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The Suns Pal Video shows you what to expect at a basketball game. We use video modeling to help deal with anxiety over new sensory experiences. Be sure to click "Go" at the bottom of the page to check out our Pal Guide.

Reasons to go

No need to be quiet
A basketball game is a loud place – people will be tolerant of loud noises.

Fun for the whole family
A Suns basketball game can be fun for the whole family, from avid sports fans to young children. There are many food options and lots of places to explore in addition to watching the game in your seat.

Exciting action
A Suns game has plenty of action on and off the court. There is music, dancing, comedy from the Gorilla, and entertainment on the big screen.

The Gorilla Greenhouse!
If you want to take a break from your seats, check out this active play zone kids will love near Section 219.

Ready to check out a game?

Click "Go" to access our mobile-friendly Pal Guide, featuring a picture exchange communication system, video priming for key steps of the experience, and logistical support. It should be a great tool to use during the game. Go Suns!