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Sports Planners

This site is your source for information to help with planning an event in Arizona. The Arizona team can assist with the relationships and connections to find the perfect destination to fit your event needs and we look forward to welcoming your group large or small to the Grand Canyon State.


Arizona Sports Planning Guide

Your sports planning guide to Arizona's best cities equipped and ready to help you plan youth and amateur sporting events of any size.

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Where to Plan


Central Arizona


Ranked among the best cities to live in the U.S, Gilbert, Arizona, combines big city amenities (such as convenient airlift through Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport) with a modern, small-town feel. A growing destination for sports, Gilbert offers new and updated facilities. The home of goat yoga and many independent stores and restaurants, the lively town has an appeal all its own. Just 30 minutes from Phoenix, but with easy access to horseback riding, waterskiing, and sites like Tonto National Forest, Gilbert's blend of cosmopolitanism and outdoor adventure make it a standout in the region.

Central Arizona


Crack of the bat. Thud of a perfect tackle. These are the new sounds of the desert, or at least in Glendale – an area fast becoming the nation’s newest sports mecca with a lineup of professional football, Spring Training baseball, NCAA Regionals and home to the annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, the 2008 and 2015 Super Bowls and upcoming 2023 Super Bowl. Glendale has played host to an abundance of sporting events. From spectacular catches in the end zone to diving for the ball in the outfield, when it comes to professional and collegiate sports, no one does it better than Glendale, Arizona.

Central Arizona


While Mesa is nationally known for its world-class sports facilities and unmatched outdoor recreation, it’s also rising as the “most accessible” city in the US. In addition to being the home of the Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s and Benedictine University, we’re now home to Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports USA – the nation’s newest 320-acre sports and entertainment park dedicated to hosting premiere tournament events for athletes of all ages.

Central Arizona


Home to Arizona State University, Tempe is a vibrant urban destination just east of Phoenix. The college town is also the spring training home to the Los Angeles Angels and soon to be home to the NHL's Arizona Coyotes. The Tempe Tourism Office is ready to help you find the perfect sports venue to fit the needs of your upcoming event.

Southern Arizona


Arizona's second-largest city located in Southern Arizona is a great place to consider for your next event. With a vide variety of facilities and an award-winning sales team is ready to support you and your planning goals.

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Email: sports@tourism.az.gov