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Sports AZ

CHASE FIELD – Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks

The City of Phoenix, Maricopa County, or as its best known, the Valley of the Sun, remains a fan-favorite destination for millions of annual sports enthusiasts. Whether you are a casual spectator or a profound sports junkie, every month of the year sees travelers flocking to the alley from all over the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to cheer on their favorite sports or race teams (NASCAR or the Indy Car series) who make annual visits to the Valley. In the case of NASCAR they have two races each year in the Valley.

Why is the Valley such a favorite sports destination? There are many reasons, but the primary three reasons are the weather, fine dining, and great shopping. During the colder winter periods when daily Valley temperature range between 70-85 degrees. So if you are one of the unfortunates who reside in a winter climate and have to deal with those sub-zero temperatures for 4-5 months of the year; or tickets from your home team remain sold-out, that’s when Phoenix with a ball that it has to offer comes into plan.

Many of our visitors who can’t buy a ticket or do not have a NASCAR race date in their hometown, come to the Valley to see their favorite teams. That is why the Valley is a huge destination for sports fans all year-round. And from an economic standpoint, these loyal fans contribute “billions” of dollars to Phoenix’s local economy. It is estimated that NASCAR alone who race at Phoenix Raceway (formerly PIR) in the West Valley, contributes over $450 million into the local economy. Across the Valley, locals, and visitors alike, can enjoy professional sports at every level, along with the premier college teams from ASU, U of A, NAU, and Grand Canyon University. The Valley also boasts a variety of annual events well-known to the world stage that also attracts millions of people. The College Football National Championship is played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, and in 2017, Glen-dale also played host to the NCAA’s Men’s Final Four.

The City of Phoenix, Maricopa County, or as its best known, the Valley of the Sun, remains a fan-favorite destination for millions of annual sports enthusiasts. Whether you are a casual spectator or a profound sports junkie, every month of the year sees travelers flocking to the alley from all over the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to cheer on their favorite sports or race teams (NASCAR or the Indy Car series) who make annual visits to the Valley. In the case of NASCAR they have two races each year in the Valley.

Why is the Valley such a favorite sports destination? There are many reasons, but the primary three reasons are the weather, fine dining, and great shopping. During the colder winter periods when daily Valley temperature range between 70-85 degrees. So if you are one of the unfortunates who reside in a winter climate and have to deal with those sub-zero temperatures for 4-5 months of the year; or tickets from your home team remain sold-out, that’s when Phoenix with a ball that it has to offer comes into plan.

Many of our visitors who can’t buy a ticket or do not have a NASCAR race date in their hometown, come to the Valley to see their favorite teams. That is why the Valley is a huge destination for sports fans all year-round. And from an economic standpoint, these loyal fans contribute “billions” of dollars to Phoenix’s local economy. It is estimated that NASCAR alone who race at Phoenix Raceway (formerly PIR) in the West Valley, contributes over $450 million into the local economy. Across the Valley, locals, and visitors alike, can enjoy professional sports at every level, along with the premier college teams from ASU, U of A, NAU, and Grand Canyon University. The Valley also boasts a variety of annual events well-known to the world stage that also attracts millions of people. The College Football National Championship is played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, and in 2017, Glen-dale also played host to the NCAA’s Men’s Final Four.

Every year cities across the Valley hosts multiple sporting events. College bowl games in Glendale, the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, hosted by the Phoenix Thunderbirds is played at the TPC in Scottsdale. It is considered to be (by the players) the best-run tournament on the PGA Tour. Then you have the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction or the Arabian Horse Show that are both held at Westworld in North Scotts-dale. And let’s not forget about the ever-popular Cactus League Spring Training that lasts between 4-5 weeks and commences in late February and ends in early April.

The Valley hosts 15 of the major league’s baseball teams as they prepare for MLB’s regular season. This event alone draws over a million people to the Valley. The Valleys professional sports franchises cover the entire spectrum from MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury the USL’s Phoenix Rising football club, and Arena football with our Arizona Rattlers. World-class facilities host each of these teams (the State Farm Stadium home to the Arizona Cardinals has been named one of the 10 Best Stadiums in the World by Time magazine, along with affordabl tickets available for Valley visitors.

At Press time all professional sports teams had not yet published there pending game schedule.

For more information on pending schedules go online to the respective teams websites or these League sites:

Major League Baseball – MLB.com
National Hockey League – NHL.com
National Basketball Assoc. – NBA.com
National Football League – NFL.com
Women’s National Basketball Association – WNBA.com
United Soccer League – USLchampionship.com
Indoor Football League – goIFL.com
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing – nascar.com

Every year cities across the Valley hosts multiple sporting events. College bowl games in Glendale, the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, hosted by the Phoenix Thunderbirds is played at the TPC in Scottsdale. It is considered to be (by the players) the best-run tournament on the PGA Tour. Then you have the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction or the Arabian Horse Show that are both held at Westworld in North Scotts-dale. And let’s not forget about the ever-popular Cactus League Spring Training that lasts between 4-5 weeks and commences in late February and ends in early April.

The Valley hosts 15 of the major league’s baseball teams as they prepare for MLB’s regular season. This event alone draws over a million people to the Valley. The Valleys professional sports franchises cover the entire spectrum from MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury the USL’s Phoenix Rising football club, and Arena football with our Arizona Rattlers. World-class facilities host each of these teams (the State Farm Stadium home to the Arizona Cardinals has been named one of the 10 Best Stadiums in the World by Time magazine, along with affordabl tickets available for Valley visitors.

At Press time all professional sports teams had not yet published there pending game schedule.

For more information on pending schedules go online to the respective teams websites or these League sites:

Major League Baseball – MLB.com
National Hockey League – NHL.com
National Basketball Assoc. – NBA.com
National Football League – NFL.com
Women’s National Basketball Association – WNBA.com
United Soccer League – USLchampionship.com
Indoor Football League – goIFL.com
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing – nascar.com

College Sports AZ

Arizona State University

Founded in 1886, 30 years before Arizona was granted statehood, the university opened its doors to 33 students who occupied 4 classrooms in Tempe, Arizona. Today, Arizona State University is ranked # 1 in the USA for innovation and is one of America’s largest educational institutions with a student population of over 51,000 students.

ASU graduates over 20,000 students annually. As part of the prestigious PAC-12 Conference, ASU, known to all as the “Sun Devils” has earned over 200 national and conference championships in both men’s and women’s sports. It offers a full spectrum of sports programs and is well-known for its dominance in football, basketball, and baseball.

University of Arizona

University of Arizona was founded in 1885, as the the firs university in the Arizona Territory. UofA is a public research university located in Tucson, Arizona, and is another highly ranked university in the USA with student population exceeding 46,000 in 19 separate colleges/schools, including the UofA College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix. Known as the “Wildcats” UofA, is also part of the prestigious PAC12 Conference, and boasts a diverse sports program which excels in basketball, followed by footballs and baseball.

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University is a public research university with its main campus located in picturesque Flagsta , Arizona. It opened its doors 120 years ago in 1899 with just 23 students and two faculty members. NAU is built on a student-first foundation … this was true in 1899, and it’s true today. NAU continues to shape the future with nationally ranked educational programs, high research status, and emergence as a leader in sustainability, science, business, green building, and cultural arts. NAU has a student population of over 31,000 students. Known as the “Lumber Jacks” NAU’s sports program is part of the BIG SKY Conference.

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 by the Southern Baptist Church. Today, GCU is a for-profit private, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2018, GCU was ranked as the largest Christian university in the world with a student population of 20,000 and more than 70,000 online. GCU offers over 200 educational programs. In addition to GCU’s bachelor, master’s, and doctoral programs, they provide individual courses and continuing education programs for teachers. Known as the “Lopes”… GCU is part of the WAC conference, and offers a diverse athletic sports program for its students.

College Sports AZ

Arizona State University

Founded in 1886, 30 years before Arizona was granted statehood, the university opened its doors to 33 students who occupied 4 classrooms in Tempe, Arizona. Today, Arizona State University is ranked # 1 in the USA for innovation and is one of America’s largest educational institutions with a student population of over 51,000 students.

ASU graduates over 20,000 students annually. As part of the prestigious PAC-12 Conference, ASU, known to all as the “Sun Devils” has earned over 200 national and conference championships in both men’s and women’s sports. It offers a full spectrum of sports programs and is well-known for its dominance in football, basketball, and baseball.

University of Arizona

University of Arizona was founded in 1885, as the the firs university in the Arizona Territory. UofA is a public research university located in Tucson, Arizona, and is another highly ranked university in the USA with student population exceeding 46,000 in 19 separate colleges/schools, including the UofA College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix. Known as the “Wildcats” UofA, is also part of the prestigious PAC12 Conference, and boasts a diverse sports program which excels in basketball, followed by footballs and baseball.

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University is a public research university with its main campus located in picturesque Flagsta , Arizona. It opened its doors 120 years ago in 1899 with just 23 students and two faculty members. NAU is built on a student-first foundation … this was true in 1899, and it’s true today. NAU continues to shape the future with nationally ranked educational programs, high research status, and emergence as a leader in sustainability, science, business, green building, and cultural arts. NAU has a student population of over 31,000 students. Known as the “Lumber Jacks” NAU’s sports program is part of the BIG SKY Conference.

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 by the Southern Baptist Church. Today, GCU is a for-profit private, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2018, GCU was ranked as the largest Christian university in the world with a student population of 20,000 and more than 70,000 online. GCU offers over 200 educational programs. In addition to GCU’s bachelor, master’s, and doctoral programs, they provide individual courses and continuing education programs for teachers. Known as the “Lopes”… GCU is part of the WAC conference, and offers a diverse athletic sports program for its students.

Golf

Dubbed “The Greatest Show on Grass,” The Waste Management Phoenix Open, which is played annually at TPC Scottsdale has no problem living up to its name. In addition to playing host to the greatest players in the game, the tournament is the PGA TOUR’s best-attended event – drawing over 700,000 enthusiastic spectators each year.

As one of the first events on the PGA TOUR calendar, The Waste Management Phoenix Open kicks off the year with a bang. Unlike any other tournament in the world, spectators become central to the event – helping to transform the famous 16th hole into “The Coliseum” – and the loudest hole in golf. People travel from all over the world to attend this annual event, spectators become central to the event – helping to transform the famous 16th hole into “The Coliseum” – and the loudest hole in golf. People travel from all over the world to attend this annual event.

Formerly known as The Phoenix Open and The FBR Open, the event has been hosted by TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course since 1987. The tournament benefits The Phoenix Thunderbirds – one of the region’s most prominent charities – and helps to generate millions of dollars in donations to the area’s most deserving organizations annually. In 2019 the Thunderbirds gave an astounding $ 13.2 million to local charities… and since their inception, the annual golf tournament has raised a whopping $160 million.

Golf

WMPO

THE ANNUAL WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

February 7 – February 13, 2022

TPC SCOTTSDALE | WMPHOENIXOPEN.COM

Dubbed “The Greatest Show on Grass,” The Waste Management Phoenix Open, which is played annually at TPC Scottsdale has no problem living up to its name. In addition to playing host to the greatest players in the game, the tournament is the PGA TOUR’s best-attended event – drawing over 700,000 enthusiastic spectators each year.

As one of the first events on the PGA TOUR calendar, The Waste Management Phoenix Open kicks off the year with a bang. Unlike any other tournament in the world, spectators become central to the event – helping to transform the famous 16th hole into “The Coliseum” – and the loudest hole in golf. People travel from all over the world to attend this annual event, spectators become central to the event – helping to transform the famous 16th hole into “The Coliseum” – and the loudest hole in golf. People travel from all over the world to attend this annual event.

Formerly known as The Phoenix Open and The FBR Open, the event has been hosted by TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course since 1987. The tournament benefits The Phoenix Thunderbirds – one of the region’s most prominent charities – and helps to generate millions of dollars in donations to the area’s most deserving organizations annually. In 2019 the Thunderbirds gave an astounding $ 13.2 million to local charities… and since their inception, the annual golf tournament has raised a whopping $160 million.

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