Phoenix Suns will welcome fans on Sunday for first time this season

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Phoenix Suns will welcome fans on Sunday for first time this season

Zion Williamson isn't playing before sellout home crowds at Smoothie King Center, but he is appreciative of the fans who do show up amid COVID-19 p

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Zion Williamson isn’t playing before sellout home crowds at Smoothie King Center, but he is appreciative of the fans who do show up amid COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s been great,” the New Orleans Pelicans phenom forward said. “Running out there and just seeing fans. Maybe it’s not a stadium full, but just seeing people in the stands, it’s a refreshing feeling. I’m glad we’re one of those teams that allow fans.”      

The Phoenix Suns will soon be one of those teams as the franchise announced Tuesday up to 1,500 ticketed fans can attend games at the $230-million renovated Phoenix Suns Arena starting Monday against Cleveland.

“Even though it’s 1,500 fans, you come to these arenas that just have 1,500 or 2,000 fans, it’s different,” Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker said. “It’s a good game. It’s a fun game. I’m looking forward to it. I know my family and friends are also. We’re working our way back.”   

Suns point guard Jevon Carter has missed the home crowd.

“That type of stuff do get me going,” he said.

Now Carter and the Suns will have that chance to see home fans for the first time since March 8 of last season when they upset Milwaukee.

“It’ll be great,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “That’s the one thing that everybody has missed is the fans in the building. It’s just not the same.”

The Phoenix Suns will welcome back fans for Sunday's game against the Boston Celtics. It will be the first time they have allowed fans since last March.

With social distancing being of high importance, Williams won’t be able to see those familiar faces who sat close to bench before the pandemic, but having fans in the stands again will be a welcomed sight.

“They bring a tradition, they bring the juice,” Williams said. “They bring their support and our players, that’s one of the reasons you play. Obviously we get paid, but you get to play on the highest level in front of fans like we have in Phoenix. To get our fans back in the gym is going to be a really cool thing for our guys. Even if it was 25 fans, I think our guys would really enjoy having people cheer for them.”   

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