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Phoenix A Great Place To Be For Sports

NBA The Phoenix Suns.

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You can see the Phoenix Suns play at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team part of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They were founded in 1968.

NFL The Arizona Cardinals.

The Arizona Cardinals are the oldest running pro football franchise in the United States. The team was founded in 1898 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1920 the team relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, and remained there until 1988 when they moved to Phoenix, Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals have yet to win a Super Bowl but they were runners-up in 2008 and 2015. They play their home games at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

The stadium has a retractable roof that opens or closes depending on the weather conditions outside. For those who like to visit museums while they travel, you will be glad to know that this particular stadium houses a museum that celebrates the history of the Cardinals as well as football memorabilia from all teams including autographed jerseys and other items donated by some of football’s most famous players including Jerry Rice and Dan Marino among others.

MLB The Arizona Diamondbacks.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks, or D-Backs as they are commonly called, play in Chase Field at 401 East Jefferson Street. The Diamondbacks play in the National League West Division of the Major League Baseball (MLB) league. The Diamondbacks are a relatively new team to the MLB, having been founded in 1998 as an expansion team and beginning play for the 1998 season. However, that did not stop them from reaching success quickly. After winning their division in 1999 and 2001, they won the World Series title in 2001. They also won their division in 2007 and 2011.

WNBA The Phoenix Mercury.

The Phoenix Mercury are a professional basketball team based in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. The Mercury competes in the Western Conference in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the league’s inaugural 1997 season began. They are owned by Robert Sarver, who also owns the Mercury’s NBA counterpart, the Phoenix Suns.

The Mercury have qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in eleven of their twenty years in Phoenix. In 1998, 2007, 2009, and 2014, they won their conference championships. In 2007 and 2009 they won league championships; as of 2019, they are one of six current WNBA teams to have won at least three titles. They are one of only two WNBA teams to have never missed the playoffs; their closest competitor is the Minnesota Lynx who won their first title 2 years after relocating to Minneapolis and making it to their first Finals and playoff appearance in 2004). They play with a blistering pace under head coach Sandy Brondello who was hired on October 5th, 2015. In Brondello’s four full seasons with Phoenix she has led them to 20+ wins every year along with being named Coach of The Year twice (2018 & 2019), leading them back into championship contention winning 60 games from 2018-2019 combined making it all the way back to their 4th championship series against Washington Mystics whom they lost 4-1 ending with an overall record of 51-21 over those two seasons which ranks tied for 2nd most wins over a two-year span all time (2004 Los Angeles Sparks had 52)

Phoenix has all the pro sports teams you want and great weather to enjoy games in.

If you’re looking for a place that offers year-round sunshine and a place to enjoy all the major professional sports, look no further than Phoenix. Not only is Phoenix home to the Suns of the NBA, Coyotes of the NHL, Cardinals of the NFL, and Diamondbacks of MLB, it also has some great stadiums and arenas where you can watch those teams play. From February to March you can watch the Catus league that hosts 15 MLB teams during the Spring Training. 

Phoenix can be enjoyed year-round since there’s great weather almost every day here. We have teams in all five major professional sports leagues:  The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, NBA’s Phoenix Suns, MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, WNBA Mercury, and NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.

We can’t forget local soccer fans have a hometown team to root for with the USL’s Phoenix Rising FC.

Greater Phoenix hosts major sporting events every year, including college football’s Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl; the PGA Tour’s highest-attended event, the Waste Management Phoenix Open; NASCAR events, and in 2023 Arizona will be home to the super bowl.

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