The new Phoenix Suns arena will be one massive bar crawl

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The Actual Arena Part of the Arena

It is time to take a quick break from the bar crawl and peek at the reason some people may have bought a ticket to attend this bar crawl: the arena itself.

At this point, fans should be feeling loose and ready to watch some basketball. They’ll have a comfortable seat to do that from, and if that seat is far away, they can just watch the game on the video screen the size of a house.

17,000 cushioned seats is a lot of cushioned seats. They are likely an upgrade to what fans currently enjoy, but the most eye-popping bowl upgrade is that jumbotron.

At 3,500 square feet, it is bigger than most people’s house. That is absolutely gargantuan. While not quite as large as the Dallas Cowboys screen, it definitely draws basketball arena-sized comparisons considering it appears to span the distance between free throw lines.

All good sports bars need big TVs, right? Consider that covered.

The best bars and clubs have equally impressive sound systems. According to Sarver, Talking Stick Resort Arena will be equipped with state-of-the-art audio to accompany its top-of-the-line visuals.

Future concert goers send their thanks.

With video and sound taken care of, next comes lighting. Sarver claims the lighting in the arena will mimic the theatre style look of Madison Square Garden: bright court, dark crowd.

According to Sarver, Devin Booker may have even had a say in the lighting because he tends to shoot lights out at MSG.

A low-key part of this reveal, though, shows the arena will be infused with 5G technology, so fans should have consistent and fast wireless service for a change. That will serve patrons well when they need to do some drunk-dialing after the bar crawl.

Speaking of which, on to the next bar.