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Sports

Top Reasons to Bring Your Event to Arizona

World-class athletes and die-hard spectators unite in Arizona’s sports culture scene. Read further for just a handful of reasons to host your sporting event under sunny skies and with a scenic mountain background.

A Sport for Everyone

From touchdowns to slamdunks, spectators can choose their preferred moment of glory. As host to a myriad of major sports teams, Arizona has it all for the adrenaline seeker–including football, basketball, baseball, tennis, and virtually any sport under the sun.

A child spectator stands up and cheers under stadium lights at an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game.
(Credit: Arizona Diamondbacks / Kelsey Grant)

Year-round Offerings

Known as the ‘Sunset State’, Arizona boasts more than 300 sunny days on average. With blue skies abound and a scenic desert background at every turn, this location is sure to score year-round.

A lush green gold course is framed by mountains and a desert sky in Mesa.

Long-Standing History

Since the birth of the Arizona Cardinals nearly 125 years ago, Arizona has been no stranger to major league and recreational sports events alike. Rely on our experienced experts and suppliers to set you up for success.

The Arizona Cardinals football field is surrounded by a stadium of spirited fans, decked in red clothing.
(Credit: Arizona Cardinals Scoreboard)

World-Class Venues

Explore state-of-the-art facilities frequented by top-tier athletes. Arizona offers premier fields, tracks, bleachers and front-row seats for nearly every type of sporting event. Located at 2100m elevation, the high-altitude city of Flagstaff is perfect for the elite athlete seeking top-notch modern strength and conditioning facilities. Or, the robust greater Phoenix area hosts 15 MLB teams for their spring training season across 10 facilities. Glendale's State Farm Stadium is home to the only rollout field and retractable roof stadium in the world.

The massive State Farm Stadium sports facility stands underneath a pastel desert sunset.
State Farm Stadium (Credit: City of Glendale)

Extending the Experience

The game day is just the beginning. Arizona offers visitors top-notch dining, unique attractions, and scenic outdoor adventure for the sports-loving visitor. A range of year-round activities and experiences are waiting to be discovered.

A couple meanders through towering rock formations at Chiricahua National Monument.
Chiricahua National Monument (Credit: Mark W. Lipczynski)

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