PHOENIX SUNS

Phoenix Suns announce partnership with PayPal, to include jersey patch

Oct 2, 2018, 7:43 AM
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When the Phoenix Suns’ season gets underway this month, expect to see a new addition to the team’s uniforms.

The team announced a partnership Tuesday with PayPal Holdings Inc., a company that provides a platform for digital payments. The partnership includes a jersey patch, which you can find on the left side of the chest, opposite the Nike logo.

A statement from the team said that the jersey sponsorship was approved by the league as part of a program that began last season, one in which teams were allowed to have 2.5-inch-by-2.5-inch sponsor patches on the front of uniforms.

PayPal also becomes the “Official Payment Partner of the Phoenix Suns,” Mercury, and Real Club Deportiva Mallorca, a Spanish soccer team owned by Suns managing partner Robert Sarver.

The Phoenix Mercury will also have a PayPal logo on their jerseys in the 2019 WNBA season. Those jerseys will be revealed in the spring.

“In an increasingly digital and mobile world, there’s no better teammate for this extensive partnership than an innovative industry leader like PayPal,” Suns president and CEO Jason Rowley said in the statement.  “It was important for us to partner with an organization that had a strong local presence in the Valley and demonstrated a shared commitment to positively impacting our community.  Through this partnership, we’ll utilize PayPal’s leadership and expertise in technology and innovation to help create a better experience for our fans at home and around the globe.”

The Suns’ regular season gets underway on Oct. 17 against the Dallas Mavericks.

“Since 1968, the Phoenix Suns have brought Arizonans together for love of the game – and now they have a strong partner in PayPal,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.  “With PayPal’s leadership in the technology sector, focus on innovation and their shared commitment to Arizona, this partnership will add value to the Phoenix Suns organization and benefit Arizona fans.”

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Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) has his shot blocked by Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, left, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Sacramento Kings forward Justin Jackson (25) drives past Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) gets his shot blocked by Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Sacramento Kings forward Harry Giles (20) dunks over Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender (35) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) tries to get off a shot over Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III (35) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, left, dunks against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, back right, as Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) looks on during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III (35) blocks the way to the basket against Phoenix Suns guard Elie Okobo (2) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) boxes out Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, right, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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