PayPal and the Phoenix Suns have formed a global partnership making the digital payments company the official payment partner of the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Mercury and Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, which is also owned by the Suns.
PayPal services will be integrated as a payment option at multiple touch points, including point-of-sale terminals and the Suns Team Shop. PayPal Here card readers will be integrated at point of sale for chip, swipe and tap payments and fans will be ale to pay with their Venmo balance throughout the arena.
“In an increasingly digital and mobile world, there’s no better teammate for this extensive partnership than an innovative industry leader like PayPal,” stated Suns president and CEO Jason Rowley. “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.”
As part of the deal, PayPal will become the first jersey patch partner for the sports franchise as part of a three-year pilot program approved by the NBA.