Gila River Arena (originally Glendale Arena and formerly Jobing.com Arena) is a sports and entertainment arena at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Arizona.Take a look at our Glendale trip builder website to schedule your visit to Gila River Arena and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Located about 12.5 miles (20.1 km) northwest of downtown Phoenix, the arena was built just east of Arizona Loop 101 (Aqua Fria Freeway) and on the north side of West Maryland Avenue at a construction cost of $220 million. The Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL) have been the arena's primary tenant since it opened on December 26, 2003.
It also serves as a temporary home for the Indoor Football League's Arizona Rattlers while Talking Stick Resort Arena undergoes renovations. The former Arena Football League team is expected to play their 2021 IFL home games in Glendale. The now-defunct Arizona Sting also played four National Lacrosse League (NLL) seasons there between 2004 to 2007.
Gila River Arena has a seating capacity of 17,125 for hockey and lacrosse, 18,300 for basketball and about 19,000 for concert events. The arena has 3,075 club seats and 87 luxury suites (including two Luxury Tower Suites). It also features a completely integrated video, scoring and advertising system from Daktronics.
Gila River Arena reviews
This venue was close enough to our hotel we were able to walk. The route we took, put us right by our section!! Our section was close to bathroom and snack bar. The venue was clean and the staff... more »
Excellent event center. Took Uber from hotel to arena. No problems encountered. Would certainly go again but have to spend night up there it is too far from home. more »
Terrible box office service. Waste of time. They can only give you "the best available" tickets. Hey, if the side of the stage is the best, which it wasn't, then great. Oh ya, I was the 15th person to be helped. I guess all the 3rd party ticket sellers make out better than the band. What a joke to get tickets these days. Legal scalping. Thanks Vivid etc!!
It's outside of the city, so you don't have to battle event traffic and city traffic at the same time when you are trying to leave. There's a whole entertainment district complete with food, bars, and hotels attached, so a stay-cation is a real thing here for a break away from the kids. The arena itself is modern with adequate bathroom facilities, tons of food stalls, and the stairs aren't super steep. The view of the arena is good even from the nose bleed seats.
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