What are the logistical challenges of living in downtown during Suns games?

Asked by Trulia Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ Tue Mar 27, 2012

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Jennie Miller…, Agent, Phoenix, AZ
Sun May 6, 2012
There are several logistical challenges of living downtown during Suns games (or other sports/cultural events). Due to the influx of visitors to the area for several hours, there are demands on the surface streets, bus system, and light rail. Phoenix has designed an excellent system to move people and out of the area including additional police presence for directing street traffic, specifically assigned parking structures, and ambassadors that help direct visitors. While events may bring in tens of thousands of people at a time, they are moved into and out of the area with great efficiency. The surface streets and close freeways make it easy for drivers that self-commuted to nagivate into and out of the arenas. Living in the area may provide minor inconveniences for 30 minutes prior to the event and 30 minutes following the event.
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Mike Misheski, Agent, Phoenix, AZ
Thu Apr 5, 2012
The impact on most downtown residential communities is minimal. The only building heavily effected is the Summit at Copper Square which is across the street. You do run into street closures etc during events if you're trying to reach the building.
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Blair Ballin, Agent, Phoenix, AZ
Sun Apr 1, 2012
Hi! I think there are other factors involved too. There are Diamondback games, and other events as well. Additionally with ASU now downtown, The Light Rail, and the Convention Center it is more than just Suns games. However, with that said my opinion is many people like to live in a downtown to be closer to these events and nightlife. Our downtown has improved a lot and is great. Single family homes might be harder to find right in the downtown area (doable though) but there are some awesome condo "highrises."
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