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Sports in Arizona

by Josephine Hogan

There are plenty of reasons to choose Arizona as your home. Whether it’s the weather or the amazing cost of living. But for those sports fans, we have to recommend Arizona for all the great sports options you’ll have at your fingertips. No matter which sport you’re interested in, you’re likely to find a team to cheer on.

Today we’re taking a look at some of the options you have available to you for the next time you’re looking to get out and cheer on a home team. Remember to check scheduling and to get your tickets early for the best availability.

1) Basketball

Arizona is a great place to be if you’re looking to watch a basketball game or two. Here you’ll not only have an NBA team you can watch, but you can also catch a WNBA game. Both are amazing options to choose from when you’re looking for a great family event. As seating is limited, be sure to get your tickets early.

Phoenix Suns

  • League:
    • National Basketball Association
  • Where they play:
    • Phoenix Suns Arena
  • Season:
    • Middle of October to late April
    • Playoffs through the middle to late June  
  • How much does it cost:
    • Tickets starting at $29
    • Prices will vary depending on demand
  • Website: https://www.nba.com/suns/#

Phoenix Mercury

  • League:
    • Women’s National Basketball Association
  • Where they play:
    • Phoenix Suns Arena
  • Season:
    • Middle of May to End of September
  • How much does it cost:
    • On average tickets are around $39
    • Prices will vary depending on demand
  • Website: https://mercury.wnba.com/

2) Football

If football is more up your alley, then consider attending an Arizona Cardinals game. As a part of the NFL, are guaranteed an entertaining game. Though you can expect tickets for these games to be a bit more expensive because of the status. And if you aren’t up for waiting until September to watch a football game, check out the Arizona Rattlers, whose season is starting at the beginning of April.

Arizona Cardinals

  • League:
    • National Football League
  • Where they play:
    • State Farm Stadium
  • Season:
    • Early September through January
  • How much does it cost:
    • On average tickets are around $72
    • Prices will vary depending on demand
  • Website: https://www.azcardinals.com/

Arizona Rattlers

  • League:
    • Indoor Football League
  • Where they play:
    • Phoenix Suns Arena
  • Season:
    • Beginning of April through late August
  • How much does it cost:
    • On average tickets are around $41
    • Prices will vary depending on demand
  • Website: https://azrattlers.com/

3) Soccer

There are several options to choose from when you’re looking to attend a soccer game in Arizona. Each team is in different leagues, so you can expect to see different levels of play. But they are all great games to see.

Phoenix Rising FC

  • League:
    • USL Championship
  • Where they play:
    • Casino Arizona Field
  • Season:
    • Beginning of May through the end of October
  • How much does it cost:
    • On average tickets are around $15
    • Prices will vary depending on demand
  • Website: https://www.phxrisingfc.com/

FC Tucson

  • League:
    • USL League One
  • Where they play:
    • Kino Sports Complex
  • Season:
    • Beginning of May through October
  • How much does it cost:
    • On average tickets are around $15
    • Prices will vary depending on demand
  • Website: https://www.fctucson.com/

FC Arizona

  • League:
    • National Premier Soccer League
  • Where they play:
    • Campo Verde High School
  • Season:
    • February through the middle of July
  • How much does it cost:
    • Four Game Flex Pass is $40
  • Website: https://fcarizona.com/

4) Baseball

Attending a baseball game is the perfect way to spend a warm summer afternoon. If you’re looking to attend an MLB game, then head on over to an Arizona Diamondbacks game. And if you’d rather something a bit smaller, consider checking out to a Tucson Saguaros game or two. A part of the Pecos League, the team isn’t affiliated with major or minor baseball leagues but is guaranteed to be a great game. In 2020, Tucson Saguaros became the 2020 Pecos League Champions.

Tucson Saguaros

  • League:
    • Pecos League
  • Where they play:
    • Cherry Field
  • Season:
    • Beginning of June through the beginning of August
  • How much does it cost:
    • Starting at $7.50
  • Website: http://www.saguarosbaseball.com/

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • League:
    • Major League Baseball
  • Where they play:
    • Chase Field
  • Season:
    • Beginning of April through the beginning of October
  • How much does it cost:
    • Starting at $19
    • Prices will vary depending on demand
  • Website: https://www.mlb.com/dbacks

5) Ice Hockey

If you’re looking for a fast-paced and fun game to watch, then going to one of Arizona’s professional hockey games is a great option. No matter which option you choose, you are sure to have a fun night. The Arizona Coyotes, in the NHL, are going to be a bit more expensive due to demand. But don’t let that deter you from checking out a game.  

Arizona Coyotes

  • League:
    • National Hockey League
  • Where they play:
    • Gila River Arena
  • Season:
    • Beginning of January through July
  • How much does it cost:
    • On average tickets are around $66
    • Prices will vary depending on demand
  • Website: https://www.nhl.com/coyotes  

Tucson Roadrunners

  • League:
    • American Hockey League
  • Where they play:
    • Tucson Convention Center
  • Season:
    • Beginning of February through the middle of May
  • How much does it cost:
    • Starting at $12
    • Prices will vary depending on demand
  • Website: https://www.tucsonroadrunners.com/

With a list this long, it can definitely be a struggle to decide which sports game you’ll want to attend first. If you already have a favorite team you love to cheer on and support throughout their season, head down to the comments and let us know. And if you don’t let us know which sports team you’re looking forward to seeing first.

If you’re looking for an affordable place to live, or are interested in moving to the amazing city of Phoenix, find your next dream apartment here. And while you’re on your search for the best apartments, head over to our post on some of the pros and cons of living in the city.

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