PHOENIX — Sky Harbor Airport announced Friday that Phoenix Suns fans will no longer be allowed to greet Suns players at the airport after returning from away games.
The airport cited safety and security concerns as their reasoning after thousands of fans showed up on multiple occasions to celebrate with the team when they returned from road games where they closed out a series.
“The Airport is working with Phoenix Police and the Suns organization, and for reasons of safety and security, the arrival plan for the players is going to be different during the Finals. Fans will not have the opportunity to see and interact with the players at the Airport as they have during the previous arrivals from playoff games. We encourage fans to look for organized Suns’ events where they might have the opportunity to better cheer on the team,” Sky Harbor said in a statement.
There will NOT be any opportunities at the Airport for fans to see & interact with the @Suns when they arrive in PHX after NBA Finals games. Fans should look for organized Suns events where they will have an opportunity to cheer on our home team.— PHX Sky Harbor (@PHXSkyHarbor) July 9, 2021
The Suns currently have a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals over the Bucks, and the next two games will be played on the road in Milwaukee.
Following up on earlier communication, for the safety of the team and our fans there will not be a fan celebration planned or supported at Sky Harbor when the team returns from Milwaukee after Game 4 of the NBA Finals. https://t.co/HYO6UWrr1h— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 10, 2021
You can watch Game 3 of the NBA Finals Sunday at 5 p.m. on ABC15.