Arizona Professional Sports, League, College and High School Sports
Arizona has four Major League sports teams, all within the Phoenix metropolitan area, plus a professional WNBA team.
National Football League
The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team based in Phoenix. They were founded in 1898 in Chicago, Illinois. They currently play at the University of Phoenix
Stadium. They have never won a Super Bowl, but have had their stadium host a couple of them, including Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. They play in the National Football
Conference's West Division.
Major League Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. They play their home games at Chase Field. They were founded in 1998 as an expansion
team in the National League's West Division of the MLB. They became the fastest expansion team to win a World Series title (four seasons) when they beat three-time
defending champ the New York Yankees in 2001
National Basketball Association
The Phoenix Suns play in the NBA's Pacific Division and are the only team not from California in that division. They are also the only men's professional sports team
left that do not brand themselves as an Arizona team, only from the city of Phoenix. They were founded in 1968 and play their home games in Talking Stick Resort Arena.
They have appeared in two NBA Finals, and lost both
National Hockey League
The Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey league team based in Glendale. They play their home games at Gila River Arena. They have never played in a Stanley Cup
Final. They moved to Arizona in 1996 from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They play in the Western Conference's Pacific Division.
Women's National Basketball Association
The Phoenix Mercury are a professional women's basketball team based in Phoenix. They play their home games at Talking Stick Resort Arena. They were founded in 1997 as one of the league's inaugural teams. They play in the Pacific Division of the WNBA. They have won three WNBA titles.
With three state universities and one private university in NCAA Division I, and several community colleges, college sports are also prevalent in Arizona. The intense
rivalry between Arizona State University and the University of Arizona predates Arizona's statehood, and is one of the oldest rivalries in the NCAA. The thus aptly
named Territorial Cup, first awarded in 1889 and certified as the oldest trophy in college football, is awarded to the winner of the "Duel in the Desert", the annual
football game between the two schools. Both UA and ASU are members of the Pac-12 Conference, one of the so-called Power Five conferences in Division I FBS, the top tier
of U.S. college football.
High School Sports
The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American Football team based in Tempe, Arizona. They play their home games in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals are members of the
Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals were founded in 1898, and are the oldest continuously run
professional American football club in the United States. They are the current NFC Champions.
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Stadiums - Arenas
US Airways Center
• Phoenix - US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and
entertainment arena located in Phoenix, Arizona. It opened in 1992, and is the home of the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association, the Phoenix Mercury of the
Women's National Basketball Association, the Arizona Rattlers of Arena Football 1, Phoenix Roadrunners of the ECHL, and the Arizona Sandsharks of the CISL.
The arena, which is situated near Chase Field, is named after its sponsor, US Airways. After America West's merger with US Airways, it was announced that America West
Arena would be renamed to US Airways Center on November 14, 2005 with the name change taking place in January 2006.