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45k people expected in downtown Phoenix tonight for Suns, D-backs, graduation and more

The City of Phoenix says you'll want to pack your patience.
Credit: Erick Monroy
Los fanáticos se dan cita en el Footprint Center para apoyar al equipo de casa con una seria empatada 2-2. Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans.

PHOENIX โ€” Downtown Phoenix will feel quite lively Tuesday night as more than 45,000 people ascend into the concrete jungle. 

The Suns and Diamondbacks have games Tuesday night, and there's a concert: Morrissy is playing at the Orpheum Theater. 

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And since it's graduation season, there are two graduation events for Arizona State University. 

The City of Phoenix says you'll want to pack your patience.

    

Arizona sports

The city of Phoenix is home to five major professional sports league teams; The NFL's Arizona Cardinals, NBA's Phoenix Suns, WNBAโ€™s Phoenix Mercury, MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks and NHL's Arizona Coyotes.

The Cardinals have made the State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home turf and the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix is home to both the Suns and the Mercury. The Indoor Football Leagueโ€™s Arizona Rattlers also play at the Footprint. Phoenix has a soccer team with the USL's Phoenix Rising FC.

The Valley hosts multiple major sporting events on a yearly basis, including college football's Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl; the PGA Tourโ€™s highest-attended event, the Waste Management Phoenix Open; NASCAR events each spring and fall; and Cactus League Spring Training.

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