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NBA Basketball

Racing - Horse, Dog

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NHL Ice Hockey

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Racing - NASCAR




Major League Baseball


Phoenix is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks, of the Western Division of the National League. The team’s first year of play was in 1998. The Diamondbacks have been Division Champions twice (2001 & 2007), and National League & World Champions once (2001).

Games are played at Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St. in downtown Phoenix, 25 miles from Goodyear via Interstate 10, which seats over 49,000 fans in air-conditioned comfort.

Arizona Diamondbacks logo



NBA Basketball


The Phoenix Suns just completed their 40th year in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the NBA. In that time they have posted seventeen fifty-win seasons, and made eight trips to the Western Conference Finals

The Suns play their home games at the US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix at 201 W. Jefferson St.

Phoenix Suns logo



NFL Football


Since 1988, Arizona has been the home of the Cardinals franchise, first located in Chicago, then in St. Louis from 1960 to 1988. The team plays in the Western Division of the NFC.

The Cardinals play their home games at the University of Phoenix Stadium (seating 63,400) in Glendale.


Arizona Cardinals logo



NHL Hockey


Professional ice hockey in the Valley is represented by the Phoenix Coyotes. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League

The Coyotes were founded in 1972 as the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association (WHA), joining the NHL in 1979 and moving to Phoenix in 1996. Home games are played in Glendale at the Arena.

Phoenix Coyotes logo



WNBA Basketball


The Phoenix Mercury began in 1997 as one of the original eight teams in the Women's National Basketball Association. The team won the National Championship in 2007.

The team is named after the closest planet to the Sun - a reflection of the partnership with NBS Suns. The Mercury also call the US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix at 201 W. Jefferson St. their home.

Phoenix Mercury logo



College Sports - Arizona State University


The Arizona State University Sun Devils compete in NCAA programs in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.

Events are held at the main campus in Tempe, University Dr. between Mill St. and Rural Rd.

Arizona State University Sun Devils logo





Right next to Goodyear in Avondale, Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) is one of the premier NASCAR tracks in America. This one-mile oval hosts two NASCAR weekends each year which attract thousand of visitors to the Southwest Valley.

Goodyear welcomes Race Fans, offering numerous opportunities for lodging and dining during your stay in the area. PIR is at 7602 S. Avondale Blvd, Avondale. Telephone: 623-463-5400

Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) logo



Horse Racing / Dog Racing


Thoroughbred racing is available in the Valley at Turf Paradise located in north Phoenix at 1501 W. Bell Rd. Their season runs approximately from October into May. The track can be reached by telephone at 602-942-1101


Phoenix Greyhound Park offers live greyhound racing seven nights a week. The grandstand is located directly north of Sky Harbor Airport at 40th St. and Washington St., Phoenix. The telephone number is 602-273-7181



AFL Arena Football


Beginning in 1992, the Arizona Rattlers have represented the state in the Arena Football League. The team won the League Championships in 1994 and 1997.


Arizona Rattlers logo



Sports Arenas and Stadiums


Chase Field


Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball


401 E. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, AZ

D-backs: 602-514-8400

Stadium: 602-462-6400


Goodyear Baseball Stadium


Desert Sky Pavilion (Formerly Cricket Wireless Pavilion)

Various Sports and Performances

2121 N. 83rd Ave.

Phoenix, AZ

602-254-7200 Arena

Phoenix Coyotes Hockey

Various Sports and Performances

9400 W. Maryland Ave.

Glendale, AZ



Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR events

7602 S. Avondale Blvd,

Avondale, AZ



Sun Devil Stadium

Arizona State University Football

500 E. Veterans Way

Tempe, AZ




University of Phoenix Stadium

Arizona Cardinals Football

Various Sports and Performances

Super Bowl XLII (2008)


1 Cardinals Dr.

Glendale, AZ




US Airways Center

Phoenix Suns Basketball

Phoenix Mercury Basketball

Phoenix Rattlers Arena Football


201 W. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, AZ





Last Updated: 4/5/2011

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