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Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly America West Arena and US Airways Center) is a sports and entertainment arena located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. It opened in 1992, and is the home of the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association, the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.

The arena, which is situated near Chase Field, is named after its sponsor, US Airways. After America West's merger with US Airways, it was announced that America West Arena would be renamed to US Airways Center on November 14, 2005 with the name change taking place in January 2006.

The arena finished renovations in 2003, which added an air-conditioned glassed pavilion to keep people cool wait in line for tickets or before events. These renovations were part of the Phoenix Suns plan to keep the arena viable when Arena would open and take event dates from America West Arena. The idea to remake the arena came to Jerry Colangelo when he visited Staples Center, and envisioned a similar entertainment district in Phoenix.

The building has hosted many World Wrestling Entertainment house and televised shows, and PPVs throughout the years, including SummerSlam 2003, Judgment Day 2006 and Cyber Sunday 2008. It also hosted a taped Smackdown/ECW on August 25, 2009, and on March 29, 2010, a live episode of RAW that saw Shawn Michaels give his farewell speech to the WWE


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