Verve Energy Lounge
The Verve Energy Lounge is a roughly 400-person capacity nightspot that caters to those interested in drinking and watching the game in style, or those not interested in watching the game at all. Tickets are distributed via promotional and marketing partners of the Phoenix Suns, many of which include Valley nightclubs and modeling and talent agencies, while other tickets are distributed to radio, TV and print advertising and marketing partners to be used for various promotions. With black velvet curtain walls, flat-screen TVs, super-low couches in orange, berry and sage colors and two orange-lit bars, the space feels like a particularly hip hotel lounge, an image reinforced on Thursday, Saturday and Sundays when DJs spin. And on Friday nights, the lounge hosts live bands (EastonAshe, Static, Gin Blossoms, etc.) that play during halftime and after the game. You can order sushi and hand-carved-meat sandwiches, and if you end up with particularly fancy tickets, you get access to a free VIP buffet where you can mingle with other suite-ticket holders and game glitterati.