In the wake of the NHL sending the Penguins and the Sabres outside for the Winter Classic recently, the DENVER POST reports the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets will take each other on in an outdoor NBA game on October 10th.
The game will be played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California. and the Suns will be the team bringing in a court, scoreboard, and monitors to pull this off.
Who would’ve though the NBA would be taking a cue from the NHL? But the Suns were apparently impressed with the Sabres-Penguins ‘Winter Classic’, and now the Phoenix franchise wants to go outside to play.
The ARIZONA REPUBLIC reports that the team is working to hold a game next preseason at a tennis stadium in California. The 16,000-seat Indian Wells Tennis Garden has been described as a “roof-less NBA arena“, complete with loge seating and - most importantly - luxury suites.
Suns co-owner Dick Heckmann says he got the idea from a local parks manager, and passed the suggestion along to Suns president Rick Welts. And the prez seems all for it, declaring, “It’s going to be incredibly cool.”
We’re guessing they won’t be inviting the Timberwolves to take part.