On This Date 11/7/1992
It is a new era in the Valley of the Sun as the Phoenix Suns play their first official game at the American West Arena. The Suns, who are in their 25th season previously played Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. The new arena is modern and larger, fitting 5,000 more fans than the previous venue. The game also marks Charles Barkley’s debut with the Suns, scoring a game-high 37 points as the Suns beat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-105.