Family Food, Restaurants & Dining Sports Fara Illich September 30, 2009

If you haven’t already heard, Game 1 of the WNBA Championship was amazing.  The Phoenix Mercury’s fast paced play broke all kinds of records for scoring, ending 120-116, and was undoubtedly one of the most intense games to watch for any basketball fan.  The crowd was regularly on their feet – and most folks didn’t sit down for the last four minutes of the game.  Our hearts were still pumping hard as we drove home celebrating the first win in the series.
It’s not over yet!  That was Game 1 of 5.  The Indiana Fever will be back on Thursday night at 6 p.m. for Game 2.  Games 3 and 4 will be played in Indiana with game 5, if needed, coming back to Phoenix. This means that Thursday night may be your LAST opportunity to see the championship Mercury Team play!
For those who are able, I absolutely encourage you to get lower level tickets.  For those who can’t – how about some free tickets?  Yes, I said FREE.  For Thursday’s game Alvin Gentry purchased out 7,000 upper level tickets and is giving them away FREE to anyone who goes to the box office on Wednesday or Thursday (while supplies last) and asks for up to eight tickets by mentioning Gentry’s Gallery.
Take the Light Rail in so there’s no need to pay for parking and enjoy your free seats to some of the best entertainment Downtown Phoenix has to offer. After the win (fingers crossed), you can cap off the evening with dinner and/or drinks at any of the amazing spots all within walking distance like Stoudemire’s, Majerle’s Sports Grill or Bar Smith.  Enjoy cheering for the team for hours after the game with friends you haven’t met yet.  That’s what downtown is all about.
I look forward to seeing you, or at least hearing you, at the game!