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Beat L.A.!
296x184_r2That’s the battle cry this week as our Phoenix Mercury prepare to open their 2012 home schedule with sights set on a third WNBA championship.
In celebration of the home opener against Los Angeles, Downtown is throwing an all-day party featuring giveaways, Downtown dining and retail deals, Window Wars, and a pregame party on the US Airways Center plaza from 4-6 p.m.
Pregame festivities include:
Food Trucks * Prizes * Games * Scorch * Live Music * Hip Hop Squad
The first 5,000 fans at Saturday’s 7 p.m. tip-off will receive a free “Always Run This House” T-shirt courtesy of the Arizona Lottery.
Mercury fans should also take advantage of the great Downtown deals available during Opening Week.
Chloe’s Corner / $2 pizza slice and $3 draft on Opening Day
Hotel San Carlos / $79 single room rates
Ghost Lounge / $ PBR
Par Exsalonce / Mercury Package (book a haircut and style and receive complimentary conditioning treatment); Scorch Package (book a facial and receive brow, chin, or nose wax); Hip Hop Squad Package (book a 90-minute massage for 60-minute price)
Copper Blues / $3 local or domestic pints
Karim’s / $7.95 footlong hot dog with choice of side and drink
Majerle’s / $4 vodka lemonade; $5 boneless wings; $3 Miller Lite
Province / Wear  your Mercury gear and get a free appetizer to share and 20 percent off draft beers and house wines
UPS Store / Make a hoop, score a prize
Rose & Crown / $2 domestic beers
Coach & Willie’s / $15 10 oz. Prime Rib, $3 16 oz Miller Lite cans, $4 Summer Shandy and Blue Moon drafts
ICON Lounge / $10 Mercury Burger, 50 percent off snack/share items and $4 beers/$5 house wins from 3-6 p.m
For a complete list of Phoenix Mercury Fan Fest deals, promotions, and discounted ticket information, please download the special Orange Alert edition of What’s Happening.