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Suns announce jersey patch sponsorship with PayPal

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The Suns will partner with the payment technology company for a jersey patch and an overhauled spending interface for fans in the stadium.

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The Suns’ usual purple, orange and white will be joined by a shiny blue patch this year.

PayPal is the Suns’ new jersey sponsor, as the team on Tuesday announced a three-year deal to sew the digital payments company’s logo into the upper corner of its uniforms and make PayPal the “Official Payment Partner” of the Suns.

Not only are the Suns finally joining in on the party opened up last year to NBA teams when the league allowed franchises to negotiate such deals with companies, but they are changing the way they do business at Talking Stick Resort Arena. According to the team press release, fans will be able to access PayPal through the Suns’ mobile app and use the digital payment service throughout the arena.

In addition, the Suns and PayPal hope to “identify new ways to innovate sports and entertainment commerce experiences and revolutionize how fans interact with their teams,” the press release said. So, either something or nothing will change when you attend a Suns home game. We’ll see.

You can also expect PayPal’s brand to have an increased presence in Talking Stick Resort Arena, on FOX Sports broadcasts and online.

The PayPal patch will also appear on new Phoenix Mercury jerseys to be unveiled in spring 2019. The payment partnership will extend to Real Club Deportiva Mallorca, the second division La Liga team owned by Suns and Mercury Owner Robert Sarver.