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Best Sports Venues in Phoenix

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Talking Stick Resort Arena

Home to the Arizona Rattlers, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, this arena is located in downtown Phoenix. More than 180 different events are hosted by this facility which seats up to 19,000. Events held here include concerts, sporting events and monster-truck bashes. Epic artists such as Frank Sinatra and Lady Gaga have performed here in the past. Nearby dining and entertainment opportunities include Alice Cooperstown and the Arizona Center.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Chase Field

Downtown Phoenix's hottest sports fixture is this immense masterpiece of engineering. Home to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the facility seats more than 48,000 and features a retractable roof that exposes the natural turf to sunlight. During the intense heat of summers here, this air-conditioned ballpark cools down the heated competition. Other highlights of the building include a pool and spa that can be reserved for private parties. Tours are available year-round and last a little more than an hour.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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American Family Fields of Phoenix

Constructed in 1998, the state-of-the-art Maryvale Baseball Park has been the spring training ground for the Milwaukee Brewers and home-turf of the Arizona League Brewers since its inception. With a capacity of over 7000 people, the shaded stadium boasts spectacular views of the on-going action that features major and minor leagues as well as tournaments at the community level. One of the best arenas in the Cactus League, it has numerous prestigious awards to its credit including the Architecture Accessibility Award from the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues. The cutting-edge sporting facilities on offer include a playing field, seven practice fields, a versatile clubhouses and parking for up to 20,000.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Phoenix Municipal Stadium

Built in 1964, the 8000-seat arena, modest by Major League standards, has many 'firsts' to its credit and promises spectators a memorable sporting experience. It was the first air-conditioned baseball stadium and boasts a shaded concourse, comfy dugouts, an accordion roof and well-maintained turf. The ballpark is venue for various fixtures during the Oakland Athletics' Spring Training but in addition to tournaments and championships, it also hosts concerts, graduations and shows. With the backdrop of Papago Park in the distance, seats across the arena offer truly remarkable views. Its proximity to city attractions like the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Gardens and the lively college town of Tempe makes it a must-add to your Phoenix itinerary.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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State Farm Stadium

Home to the Arizona Cardinals NFL team, the stadium also serves as a multi-purpose complex thanks to its state of the art architectural design. With a retractable roof, the stadium is open for all events rain or shine. In addition, the field is made of roll-in natural grass. From conventions to concerts, the State Farm Stadium has seating for over 63,000.

Glendale, AZ, United States
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Gila River Arena

Formerly known as the Jobing.com Arena, this venue in the suburb of Glendale is primarily home to the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team, however, it also hosts concerts, high-school basketball tournaments and much more. The arena's stage has been graced with artists such as Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Andrea Bocelli, Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige, comedian Dane Cook among others. Additionally, its proximity to restaurants, shops and other attractions make it perfect for a bite to eat or a buy a souvenir before the show.

Glendale, AZ, United States
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Camelback Ranch

Spring training home to the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, The Camelback Ranch is a new facility fixed with all modern equipment and excellent seating facilities to make sports viewing fun and interesting. Formerly the Glendale Ballpark, this stadium can hold up to 12,000 people and the stadium gets its name from the property it was built on.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Peoria Sports Complex

The first of its kind, Peoria Sports Complex is a spring training facility shared by two Major League Baseball giants, the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners. Constructed in 1994, its cutting-edge architecture is a reference point for new stadiums across the nation. Among a host of amenities, it also offers player development and rehabilitation services. Sprawling over 145 acres (58 hectares), it encompasses 12 practice fields, two clubhouses, fitness facilities, state-of-the-art lighting and a seating capacity for over 10,000. The versatile grounds host top championships and tournaments at the youth and professional level, as well as concerts, shows, fundraisers, wedding receptions and private events.

Peoria, AZ, United States
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Goodyear Ballpark

Opened in early 2009, the Goodyear Ballpark is an impressive baseball stadium located in uptown Phoenix. Established as one of the premium sporting venues in the city, it features spectacular lighting, state-of-the-art sporting facilities and a seating capacity of 10,000 people. The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians share this space during the spring training months. During the rest of the year, the versatile space doubles up as a venue for an array of social and cultural events like concerts, weddings, corporate picnics, school field trips, charity games, farmers' markets, movie nights and other community events.

Goodyear, AZ, United States
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