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Gila River Arena

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Address: 9400 W Maryland Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305-3114
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+1 623-772-3200

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Nice venue

We often go to this arena for various events. The arena is large & had good acoustics. We saw the Fluffy comedy show this time out and we enjoyed the comical entertainment. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix Native
Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix, AZ
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We often go to this arena for various events. The arena is large & had good acoustics. We saw the Fluffy comedy show this time out and we enjoyed the comical entertainment. The parking is $15 but, fortunately we were able to find a free space,not an easy task. The mixed drinks are expensive. We paid over $20 for a... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw my first ice hockey game here and enjoyed the experience. The coyotes actually won the game and I was able to laugh as all of the fans howled like coyotes..... wooo woooooo wooooooooo woooooooooo!!!!!

Thank Ronald D
Flagstaff, Arizona
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137 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is located inside Westgate they have many different venues in the air hockey games sometimes a soccer game lots of concerts in the summer and winter they have the Rockets there around November December they have trade shows different types of games arts and craft shows my airplane shows they have many different things in here basketball list goes... More 

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Arizona City, Arizona
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017

what a great arena! It is shaped like a barrel cactus. Lots of sitting area for hockey games. The Coyotes are quite the team, we cheer them on when we come to Arizona. Exciting news in the arena.....there is the First Tim Horton's coffee shop. If you like hockey and a Timmies...this is a great arena to watch it, especially... More 

Thank tink-1954
Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We attended a Jets game at this arena and it was great. There are many beverage options, the arena is beautiful and concourse area is spacious compared to other arenas. We arrived early to explore the area and ate dinner at the Saddle Ranch Chop House adjacent to the arena, which was great for atmosphere but not so great for... More 

Thank Tkona62
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Scored some same day tickets to Arizona vs Vancouver and was thrilled to be able to see the game. Very very end of the season, so that no doubt improved the ability to get tickets. Arena virtually in the Westgate entertainment district, so very easy for dinner, game, parking, drinks all nearby. Only disappointment was the Club Red fifth row... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It was really easy to get there and get out of there with our car. We caught a game between the Coyotes and the Canucks. Even if those two teams were out of the playoffs race, the show was great. The arena is very nice and we had great seats for a great prices. For 65 US$, we would almost... More 

Thank 14Bruno
Twin Cities
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Decided to attend our team the Wild here. Have not attended a game anywhere for years but arena seating seemed very cramped compared to a baseball park. Easy in and out and free parking. Seats were upper deck but good view. Would maybe spend a little more for lower seating next time. Cooler than expected need a good jacket.

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British Columbia
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72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I love going here during spring training and taking in a couple hockey games. Great facility!! Keep the coyotes here!!!

Thank BCresident
Peoria, Arizona
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72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I attended my first NHL game and my experience was exceptional. The game itself was exciting, but the arena is definitely first class. Seating was comfortable and ease of moving around was quite easy. Lighting effects were bold and sound was exceptional. While for some the sound level might be 'annoying', it is what is to be expected at any... More 

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