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A remodeled Phoenix Suns arena downtown? City studying idea

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By Dustin Gardiner | The Republic

Consultant hired to look at options for renovating existing arena if city doesn’t pursue new sports and entertainment venue

Phoenix leaders have for several years looked at building a new, taxpayer-funded arena for the Phoenix Suns. But the city will now spend tens of thousands of dollars to explore whether an upgrade of Talking Stick Resort Arena is a better option.

The city has extended its contract with Barrett Sports Group, a sports-business consultant, in a move that signals a possible shift in strategy for keeping the NBA team downtown.

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