Gila River Arena

9400 W. Maryland Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85305
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It's gone by a lot of different names in its short, decade-long life, but this magnificent sports and entertainment arena in Glendale has quickly become one of the most popular local places to see big-name arena acts (Van Halen, anyone? How about the Who?) as well as hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games. Its state-of-the-art, $220 million facility includes a completely integrated video, scoring and big-screen advertising system, and seats as many as 19,000 people for concert events. A whopping 88 luxury suites play host to fans of the Phoenix Coyotes, who call Gila River Arena their home. So do the Arizona state high school basketball, volleyball, wrestling and cheerleading tournaments, who compete in an annual mega-event called February Frenzy. Gila River Arena also boasts sponsorship of Ford's annual bull-riding event, The Built Ford Tough Series. Take that, Chase Field!

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