Sports and Concert Venues
Jobing.com Arena/Phoenix Coyotes
Named by Pollstar Magazine in 2005 as the best new concert venue in North America, Jobing.com Arena has quickly made a name for itself in the music industry.
Home to the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes, Jobing.com Arena is located in the new 223 acre Westgate Center off the Loop 101. It has quickly become one of the busiest facilities in the country bringing in major events such concerts, motocross, circus, rodeos, Christmas on Ice, professional boxing and more. For more information go to: www.jobingarena.com.
Arizona Cardinals / University of Phoenix Stadium
The newest and most technologically advanced sports facility built to date, University of Phoenix Stadium is home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, 2008 NFC Champions, as well as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Coming with the Fiesta Bowl was the NCAA Football’s National Championship Game in 2007 and the stadium will be in the championship rotation every four years. The facility also hosted the 2008 NFL Super Bowl game matching the World Champion New York Giants with the New England Patriots. The facility is located in the Westgate Center off the Loop 101. With a turf field that can be rolled out of the stadium when not in use, the facility will be adaptable to a variety of non-football events. First opened in August 2006, University of Phoenix Stadium will surely be talked about and become a standard for new facilities being built in to the future. For more information go to: www.azcardinals.com/stadium.
Arizona Diamondbacks/Chase Field
Opened in March 1998, Chase Field is the home of MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks. This 49,033 capacity facility combines two unlikely assets, a grass field and a retractable roof to keep the air conditioning in during the summer. Located in downtown Phoenix, Chase Field is one block from the US Airways Center, home of the NBA's Phoenix Suns. arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/ari/ballpark/index.jsp
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, thought of by many as the premier major college bowl game, has moved from its old address at Sun Devil Stadium to the new Cardinals Stadium. Played each January, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl brings two of the top teams in college football to the West Valley each year. Also with the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl comes the BCS College Football Championship Game every 4 years. For more information go to www.tostitosfiestabowl.com.
Phoenix International Raceway
Phoenix International Raceway was carved out of the foothills of the Estrella Mountains. In1988, the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series racing came to PIR, and auto racing in Phoenix really became a major sporting attraction for the "Valley of the Sun." Phoenix International Raceway is truly a great place to race, both for the drivers and especially the fans. Today, Phoenix International Raceway has a tradition that is unmatched in the world of racing. For more go to www.phoenixintlraceway.com.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
The Phoenix area's premier outdoor concert venue, Ashley Furniture Pavilion (formerly Cricket Pavilion), located at 2121 North 83rd Avenue in Phoenix hosts a wide variety of concert events from Country Music to Rock Music, Jazz and more. For more go to www.cricket-pavilion.com.
Phoenix Suns/US Airways Center
The Phoenix Suns/US Airways Center is the home of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, the AFL's Arizona Rattlers, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the ECHL's Phoenix Roadrunners. The US Airways Center is also the venue for numerous music concerts, special events, art events and more. Learn more at www.usairwayscenter.com.