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How to navigate traffic downtown for Phoenix Suns NBA Finals games

Jul 6, 2021, 4:21 PM | Updated: 10:45 pm
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — Suns fans will fill up the arena and downtown Phoenix to cheer on the team in the NBA Finals over the next two weeks.

With every home game scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m., heavy traffic is expected. The team and local transportation authorities have solutions to smoothly get downtown.

Valley Metro, per usual, is offering free rides to those who have a ticket to the game.

The Suns have offered suggestions for fans coming in from different parts of town.

Those coming from the East Valley are asked to use Interstate 10 to Seventh Street and then find parking on the east side of the arena.

West Valley fans should use I-10 to Seventh Avenue and then park on the west side of the arena.

Southeast Valley fans are asked to use Interstate 17 to Seventh Street then park on the southeast side of the arena.

Jackson Street will be closed ahead of the tip for each game.

 

All fans are encouraged to get downtown as early as possible to avoid large backups.

Get the latest KTAR News 92.3 FM traffic alerts sent straight to your phone by texting “TRAFFIC” to 411923.

The Suns will host the Bucks in Game 2 of the Finals from Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. Catch all the action on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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