Sports

Sports near CamelBackpackers - A Phoenix Hostel

SPORTS

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If you're a sports fan, then you're in luck - Phoenix is home to every major sport, and our sunny skies make for year round opportunities to get out and catch a game. Information below courtesy of VisitPhoenix.com:

Phoenix also hosts major sporting events every year, including:

  • The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the most well-attended tournament on the PGA Tour. The biggest names in golf play the tournament every year at the TPC Scottsdale in early February.
     
  • Cactus League Spring Training showcases 15 teams within miles of each other, so you can see the biggest names in the MLB up-close. Sit in readily available stadium or lawn seats and have the chance to get your memorabilia signed by your favorite player. Cactus Leagues lasts the month of March each year.
     
  • The NASCAR series comes to town twice a year, with the The Profit on CNBC 500 in February and the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 in November. Fans pour into Phoenix International Raceway to catch a glimpse of their favorite driver.
     
  • College football's Fiesta Bowl is played at the beginning of every January. The surrounding festivities include a parade and block party at Tempe Town Lake every New Year’s Eve.
Chase Field (Image Source)

Chase Field (Image Source)