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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gila River Arena

Gila River Arena
Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Glendale
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Leduc, Canada
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

It is a really nice arena. The sets are so comfortable. Entertaining and lots going on. They do tours too. They are all so very helpful. We where there in the summer and so no hockey going on. The draft was on and they had lots going on and it was on from start to finish on the jumbo.

Visited July 2014
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Victoria, British Columbia
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“One of the best Arenas in the NHL! Surrounding Restaurants & Bars added Bonus!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Have been to a couple of Coyotes games here over the past 8 years. The facility is fantastic. Not a bad seat in the place and very spacious walkways and mezzanines. Lots of food and concession offerings including Tim Hortons! Westgate village right outside is also awesome for pre or post game eats and drinks. There is a ton of parking available beside the facility as well, but it is no longer free as it used to be when we first visited about 8 years ago. I would have rated it 5 stars if the atmosphere was better during the games. Both games we went to the arena was only about 2/3s full and crowd was pretty subdued. Definitely different from the crowds up here in Canada. My only other complaint is the location in Glendale which is a very far drive from Scottsdale where we usually stay. Unfortunately this location will likely be the ultimate demise of the franchise given the yearly poor attendance figures. If they had built the arena in Scottsdale or Tempe, I believe the attendance would be significantly and consistently higher. Go Yotes!

Visited October 2013
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

great time in the Bug Light bar before and during the game... food was awesome... Next to westgate is a huge bonus

Visited March 2014
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Sun City, Arizona
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Coyotes Hockey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Attended between 12 and 15 Phoenix Coyotes hockey games this past season. My seats are in the lower bowl, have a great view of the action. There are no bad seats for a hockey game and are good for concerts and other events. There is plenty of places to get something to eat and drink in the building. The people working the events are friendly and helpful to both first time visitors and those who have been there many times.

Visited April 2014
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Arena”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We always try and catch a few games when we're in Phoenix and Jobbing.com is a great place to see a game. We had a great time on New Years Eve and the place was packed ( sold out ). There's really not a bad seat in the place and the crowd is always exciting,especially when they're playing a Canadian team. I'm glad the city of Glendale decided to keep the Coyotes and hopefully they will do better every year.

Visited December 2013
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