Sports - Glendale’s Got Game!

Crack of the bat. Rev of the engine. Thud of a perfect tackle. Crunch of a shoulder into the glass. Forget your serenity CD, these are the new sounds of the desert. Or at least in the desert of Glendale and the West Valley - an area fast becoming the nation's newest sports mecca with a lineup of professional football, hockey, Spring Training baseball, auto racing, NCAA Regionals and home to the Annual VIZIO Fiesta Bowl, the 2008 and 2015 Super Bowls - all of which exude, embrace and even fuel, that famous Arizona Heat.

Sports in Arizona
From baseball, hockey and football, to rugby and Nordic centers, this brochure will give you a listing of sports to be found in the Valley and beyond. Click here (PDF)

Important Information for Upcoming Cardinals Games

With the Arizona Cardinals first home preseason game just around the corner, the city of Glendale wants to inform football fans of important parking and traffic information to ensure the best fan experience possible.
Be sure to review your Arizona Cardinals parking pass prior to arrival. Please follow parking and traffic instructions and pay special attention to color-coded parking lot designations and temporary traffic restrictions in and around Westgate Entertainment District. A map of your assigned parking lot is provided on your pass. Be sure to have your parking pass hanging from your rear view mirror before entering the area.
Parking Map

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
1 Cardinals Drive
Glendale, AZ 85305

The University of Phoenix Stadium is unlike any other in the world and a marvel of design, engineering and technology. Go behind-the-scenes in this breathtaking new facility as University of Phoenix Stadium has set the standard for multi-purpose sports and entertainment complexes and features the only rollout field and retractable roof stadium in the world. Don't miss seeing this state-of-the-art, world class facility!

The Arizona Cardinals are in their tenth season in Glendale, and we want you in on all the info, and all the action! For Traffic and Pass Holder Info, click here>> Want to know the NFL Clear Bag Policy? See what you can bring here>> Looking for Game Day stadium info and FAQs? Check this page>>

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Stadium Tour Overview - Get a close-up look at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Guests become part of the action, as they are led through the stadium by one of our expert guides! The hour and a half long experience will entertain and educate everyone from those who can’t tell a first down from a touchdown to the die-hard football fanatic! Do not forget your camera to capture the scenes from our awe-inspiring viewpoints. Please note: Tours will include approximately one mile of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes. They will utilize ramps and elevators (no stairs). Tours are 100% wheelchair accessible.

Gila River Arena
9400 W. Maryland Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85303
Phone: 623-772-3200

Gila River Arena is an award-winning, state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facility that host national and international chart-topping recording artists, a variety of sporting events and exciting family shows each year. Owned by the City of Glendale, Gila River Arena is home to the National Hockey League Arizona Coyotes and has established itself as Arizona’s premiere sports and entertainment facility. With two separate concourses on two seating levels, Gila River Arena provides guests with non-restricted views of the action featuring an intimate seating bowl with all the modern amenities.

Recipient of the Pollstar Best New Concert Venue of the Year in 2004 and recognized as’s Best Sporting Venue and Best Major Concert Venue in Phoenix year-after-year, Gila River Arena has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment today.


Arizona Coyotes

The National Hockey League Arizona Coyotes have played hockey in the desert since moving from Winnipeg for the 1996-97 season. The team now calls Gila River Arena in Glendale its home.

The Coyotes continue to work for a “Whiteout” – a popular tradition that started in Winnipeg but quickly carried over to Phoenix hockey fans – that involves all fans dressing in white during home postseason games.

All Coyotes home games are played at Gila River Arena located at 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305 in the Westgate City Center.

Group Ticket Sales

Tickets are available at, by calling 480-563-PUCK (7825), visiting the Gila River Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations or charge-by-phone at 480-784-4444. For information on group tickets call 623-463-8844.

Peoria Sports Complex

Camelback Ranch - Glendale
10710 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85037

Catch Cactus League Spring Training fever at the state-of-the-art Camelback Ranch in Glendale. The Spring Training home for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, Camelback Ranch in Glendale is located just west of Loop 101 on Camelback Road. The first-rate baseball facility includes more than 118,000 square feet of Major and Minor League clubhouse space, 13 full baseball fields and three half-fields.
For more information about Spring Training in Glendale, including videos, press kit and more, visit

Surprise Recreation Campus
15960 N. Bullard Avenue
Surprise, AZ 85374

The nationally acclaimed Surprise Recreation Campus offers over 200 acres of professional and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the city of Surprise. Spring Training Home to the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, the Recreation Campus also hosts national & international tennis and baseball tournaments, community events & festivals.
For more information, visit

Peoria Sports Complex - City of Peoria
16101 N. 83rd Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85382

The Peoria Sports Complex was the first Major League Baseball spring training and player development facility in the country shared by two teams. Built in 1994, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners utilize the facility year round. In addition to baseball tournaments, the facility hosts community events, concerts, art and trade shows, weddings and group events. The surrounding area includes numerous hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. For Spring Training tickets and information, visit

Peoria Sports Complex

Vee Quiva Casino
6443 Komatke Lane
Laveen, AZ  

The West Valley’s only casino. The fun never stops, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try your hand at one of 834 slot machines or our 500 seat bingo arena. Pull up a chair in our friendly poker or blackjack rooms, or enjoy a mouthwatering meal at the new Ditka's Restaurant. There’s more great promotions, special giveaways and a whole lot of fun. Gila River Gaming Enterprises has three valley casinos - one in Laveen and two in Chandler.
Racquet Center


City of Surprise – Surprise Recreation Campus
15960 N. Bullard Avenue
Surprise, AZ 85374

The nationally acclaimed Surprise Recreation Campus offers over 200 acres of professional and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the city of Surprise. Spring Training Home to the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, the Recreation Campus also hosts national & international tennis and baseball tournaments, community events & festivals.
For more information, visit


Are you in the swing? Check out these Glendale and West Valley golf courses:

In Glendale:

Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course
5450 W. Northern Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
9 Hole Par 33 Course
Glendale’s premier 9 hold golf course and driving range
Lighted driving range and practice facility open until 10 p.m.

Desert Mirage Golf Course
8710 W. Maryland Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305
Desert Mirage Golf Course is a public golf course and pro shop that allows you to play, take lessons, or buy and rent all the equipment you need. Whether you are looking to play 9 holes with your buddies on Saturday or to pick up some new balls and clubs, we are the place for you!

The Legend at Arrowhead
21027 N. 67th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
The Legend at Arrowhead course is set among six lakes and mature palm trees creating a beautiful links style layout. The undulating greens offer a level of excitement unmatched among Arizona golf courses. The course also features a large number of fairway bunkers and many doglegs. Expect to have all of your golf skills put to the test.

Additional West Valley Courses:

Copper Canyon Golf Club
26577 W. Desert Vista Blvd.
Buckeye, AZ 85396
Experience Troon Golf®

Coldwater Golf Club
100 N. Club House Dr.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Voted “Best Course to Play on a Budget.”

Coyote Lakes Golf Club
18800 N. Coyotes Lakes Parkway
Surprise, AZ 85374

Estrella Golf Club
11800 S. Golf Club Drive
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Distinctive, world-class golf course.

Falcon Golf Club
15152 W. Camelback Rd.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
1st class golf at affordable rates

Hillcrest Golf Club
20002 N. Star Ridge Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375
As a five-time host of the Senior PGA Tour, two-time home to LPGA competitions, and past host of the Johnny Miller Pro Am, Hillcrest Golf Club has earned a reputation as the choice for exciting tournament play.

Palm Valley Golf Club
2211 N. Litchfield Rd.
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Palm Valley Golf Club's two distinct 18-hole layouts, superb conditions, and complete practice and dining facilities make it a true gem of  the West Valley and a must play destination for those visiting the Phoenix area. It's a supreme challenge for the low handicap golfer yet forgiving for someone who wants an enjoyable experience regardless of the score.

Peoria Pines Golf Club
8411 N. 107th Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85345
Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant is an exciting power executive golf course that allows you to use every club in your bag. Our picturesque golf course allows you to focus on your golf game and leave the distractions of life behind.

Verrado Golf Club
4242 N. Golf Drive
Buckeye, AZ 85326 623-388-3000
With breathtaking views and a thrilling design crafted by Tom Lehman and John Foughts, the Golf Club at Verrado combines the finest elements of Arizona golf with legendary standards for service.

Tres Rios Golf Club
15205 W. Vineyard Ave.
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Enjoy the serene surroundings and wildlife at Tres Rios and get away from it all...

Villa de Paz
4220 N. 103rd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85037
Voted the “Best, inexpensive 18-holes in the Valley of the Sun.”

Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa
300 E. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Challenge yourself to Arizona’s only resort with 54 holes of Championship golf. Refine your swing at the acclaimed Jim McLean golf school.


For Team and Ticket Information

Cardinals Football
Phone: 623-266-5000

Camelback Ranch Stadium in Glendale
Phone: 623-877-8585

Coyotes Hockey
Phone: 480-563-PUCK

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training

Chicago White Sox Spring Training

Kansas City Royals Spring Training
Phone: 623-594-5600

Phoenix International Raceway
Phone: 602-252-2227

San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners Spring Training
Tickets: 800-677-1227

Texas Rangers Spring Training
Phone: 623-594-5600

Fiesta Bowl
Phone: 480-350-0900

Victory Lane Sports Park
22603 N. 43rd Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85310