Arizona is a sports lover’s paradise, whether you are a spectator, participant or a little of both. With year-round sunny skies, you never have to lose a day or two of your vacation due to inclement weather. Fans flock to Arizona for its wide range of professional sports. The Major League Baseball 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks, NBA Phoenix Suns and WBNA Phoenix Mercury play in Phoenix, the National Lacrosse League Arizona Sting, NHL Coyotes, and NFL Arizona Cardinals play in Glendale. Super Bowl XLII will be played here at the University of Phoenix Stadium 2008. Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders play in the southern portion of the state and MLB Cactus League Spring Training brings teams from all over the country into the Greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. Phoenix is also home to the World Champion Arena Football League Arizona Rattlers. Avondale’s Phoenix International Raceway hosts some of the largest crowds in the state for NASCAR and Indy races.
|Chase FieldFrom its signature swimming pool to its retractable roof, Chase Field has become one of the game’s most recognizable landmarks in just a few seasons. Since the air-conditioned facility first opened its doors to a regular-season game on March 31, 1998, nearly 15 million baseball fans have enjoyed the opportunity to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks without worrying about Phoenix’s summer heat or monsoon storms.
|Address: 401 E. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85001
|U-S Airways CenterWith soaring glass walls, a 12×20 foot video screen and over 14,000 square feet of indoor space, the new Pavilion creates a grand entrance to the “all-new” U·S Airways Center that leaves a lasting impression on all guests.
A uniquely flexible indoor/outdoor venue, the Bud Light PASEO features state-of-the-art sound and projection systems, as well as a stylish bar area and facilities for full stage shows.
|Address: 201 East Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
|University of Phoenix StadiumThe University of Phoenix Stadium, with its retractable roof & field, is unlike any other stadium in North America and a marvel of design, engineering, and technology. The stadium opened in August of 2006. University of Phoenix Stadium is home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, as well as the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the newly created BCS National Championship game, concerts, trade/consumer shows, corporate events and special occasions of all kinds.
|Address: 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale AZ, 85305
|Scottsdale StadiumScottsdale Stadium is located in the middle of our scenic downtown and a short walk from a wide selection of restaurants, clubs and galleries. Scottsdale Stadium is home to some of Scottsdale’s most celebrated occasions including Cactus League Spring Training, Arizona Fall League, and a series of year-round meetings and events.
The Arizona Fall League returns to Scottsdale Stadium this October. Come cheer on your home team, the Scottsdale Scorpions, as they take on top minor league players from both the American League and National League. While you are at the stadium visit our Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame and you may be surprised who has fine-tuned their skills in the AFL!
|Address: 7408 E. Osborn Road
(Northeast of Osborn and Drinkwater)
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Main Line: (480) 312-2586
Events Hotline: (480) 312-2580
|CAP Basin Sports ComplexCAP Basin Sports Complex is a 71-acre facility designed to be a state of the art competitive sport field complex offering tournament level playing conditions. The design of the park allows it to serve as both a sports complex and a detention basin for the Bureau of Reclamation property behind the Central Arizona Project dike. The complex is a public recreation destination, attracting national and regional tournament play and providing a quality facility for a variety of sporting activities. The facility accommodates a variety of flat field sports such as soccer, lacrosse, football, and rugby.
The CAP Basin 10 field complex is composed of:
Hours of Operation: Park: Sunrise – 10:30pm
|Address: 8081 E. Princess Drive (Northeast corner of Bell and Hayden) Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: (480) 312-PLAY 7529)E-mail: Jona Davis, Sr. Recreation Coord.
The City of Scottsdale has a great selection of sports and recreation activities for your personal needs. Walking, skating, jogging, fishing, baseball, volleyball, swimming, and a wide variety of leisure activities await the visitor. The facilities where these activities are held also make great locations for corporate or social functions. Pick the sport or activity that best fits your interests, we are sure you will not be disappointed!