Glendale's History and Culture Are the Perfect Addition to Your Sporting Event

This sports mecca, known as the Sports & Entertainment District, is home to the upcoming 2023 Super Bowl, 2024 Men’s Final Four and Annual Fiesta Bowl, where champions are crowned


Glendale, Arizona

With 16 hotels and growing Glendale offers nearly 1,900 room nights including on-trend, boutique-style properties. Glendale is located 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and offers nonstop service to more than 117 domestic cities and 23 international destinations.

Opening in 2023, Glendale will welcome VAI Resort. The resort will feature over 1,200 luxury hotel suites and rooms, a large state of the art 360-degree concert stage, 13 elevated fine dining concepts, flowing white sand beaches, and pristine Caribbean-blue water. A 52,000 square foot island will be a center point for this unique 60-acre entertainment resort.

Westgate Entertainment District, the “District of Fun” is a premier entertainment destination for live events, business, concerts, sporting events, celebrations, and a $6 million Bellagio-inspired dancing water feature. Desert Diamond Casino West Valley is in the heart of Glendale’s Sports & Entertainment District, bringing the most out of your sports experience with the latest and hottest games and over 1,400 slot machines.

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Don’t just take our word for it, hear what these planners had to say.

“The Visit Glendale team has been instrumental in assisting the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission in pursuing our mission to bring sporting events to the state, assist in promoting existing events, and support youth and amateur sports programs. Most notably, the guidance and support we received on the hotel block selection and implementation plan for the Section 7 Basketball Team Camp were second-to-none; we could not have done our job without them.”

— Nikki Balich, Executive Director, The Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission

Find Your Perfect Glendale Facility

Facility Spotlight

State Farm Stadium

State Farm Stadium

Sports Covered: Football, sporting events, and festivals

Delivering a world-class experience for fans, event organizers and participants. The stadium offers an innovative approach to sports facility design by incorporating the first retractable natural grass playing field in North America. It is also the first completely retractable roof to operate at an incline. The stadium’s exterior skin of shimmering metal panels reflects the shifting desert light.

Camelback Ranch

Camelback Ranch – Glendale

Sports Covered: Spring training, sporting events

Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, this spring training facility offers 10,000 stadium-seats and 3,000 lawn seats. The 141-acre campus has 118,000 square feet of clubhouse space with four major league and eight minor league practice fields.

Desert Diamond Arena

Desert Diamond Arena

Sports Covered: Sporting and entertainment events

This state-of-the-art multipurpose facility hosts national and international chart-topping recording artists and a variety of sporting events. The arena features two separate concourses on two seating levels, providing guests with non-restricted views of the action. The arena features an intimate seating bowl with modern amenities and anchors Westgate Entertainment District.