Phoenix City Council set for vote on Phoenix Suns deal

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- The countdown is on for a vote that could decide the future of the Phoenix Suns in Downtown Phoenix.

On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council will vote on a proposal to spend $150 million to help renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena in Downtown Phoenix.

The Phoenix Suns have been talking upgrades to Talking Stick Resort Arena for years. Now, they're very close to getting their wish.

The proposal on the table would pump $230 million into renovations for the arena, with $150 million coming from taxpayers, and $80 million coming from the team. The spending isn't a slam dunk with every taxpayer.

"If they put a great product on the court, I'd be interested in paying that extra tax," said one person. "But they haven't put anything on the court since Stoudemire went, so I'm not interested. I think the stadium looks great anyways, but not interested at this point."

The deals supporters describe the arena, as well as the team, as anchors of Downtown. The deal to be voted on could keep them there past 2040. It's believed that at least three of the eight-member Phoenix City Council will be voting against the deal, with some still undecided. Four "No" votes would kill it, and force all sides back to the drawing board, potentially with the future of the city's oldest sports franchise hanging in the balance.

"I think they can afford it himself," said another person. "Sarver's got plenty of cash he can spend it on the stadium."