This week is a big week for the Phoenix Suns franchise. Your favorite team, one that was once great and then fell upon hard times but is indisputably right around the corner from the first championship in team history, will see five alumni inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Suns will become the first franchise in NBA history to have four former players inducted in the same class. Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Grant Hill, and Charlie Scott will be joined by former team president Rick Welts, the mind behind NBA All-Star Weekend.
Go ahead and break the bank on a last minute flight to Hartford plus a rental car to get to Springfield for Thursday’s and Friday’s events. Here’s what awaits:
THURSDAY (at the Hall of Fame)
Autograph signing: 12:30 p.m.
Ticket Price: $250. Each fan admitted is allowed one autograph per inductee.
Press conference: 2:00 p.m.
Ticket Price: $35. Fans can watch each inductee receive their memorial jacket and listen to a brief speech from each one.
FRIDAY (at the Hall of Fame)
VIP Pre-Reception: 4:00 p.m. (at the Hall of Fame)
Ticket Price: Included with Preferred Seating Package ($500) or Premium Seating Package ($1,000).
Fans can mingle with inductees and current Hall of Famers.
** Enshrinement Ceremony: 7:00 p.m. (at Springfield’s Symphony Hall) **
Balcony Level: $99 (includes admittance and an event program).
Preferred Seating: $500 (includes lower-level seating, admittance to the pre-reception and an event program)
Premium Seating: $1,000 (includes floor-level seating, admittance to the pre-reception and an event program).
Tickets can be purchased via the Hall of Fame’s website. Friday’s enshrinement program will be broadcast on NBA TV.
Basketball Hall of Fame - Class of 2018 - NBA.com
Former Suns make up nearly 40% of the 2018 class. It’s a good day to be a fan in an era when those days have been hard to come by. Enjoy!