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Address: 9400 West Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85305
Phone Number: (623) 772-3200
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Pretty good venue for hockey

Some seats are tough on views. The hockey is great with great sound and jumbo screens. Some seats seem a little cramped in the corners up about 15 rows. Still more comfortable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Glendale, Arizona
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Glendale, Arizona
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198 reviews 198 reviews
84 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Some seats are tough on views. The hockey is great with great sound and jumbo screens. Some seats seem a little cramped in the corners up about 15 rows. Still more comfortable than the Orlando arena or St. Louis arena. You will enjoy yourself here when it is 100 outside and 60 inside. Always take a coat to hockey games... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The arena is in a great location in the middle of everything. Westgate (bars, restaurants) the football stadium and easy access to the highways. The arena itself is small but nice. Staff was all very friendly during the concert. The seats are tight and not very comfortable, luckily we stood most of the time. I could see this arena being... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The arena is probably ok for Ice hockey but not for a rock concert. We bought tickets for the Barry Manilow concert & sat on the flat part of the arena where the ice is. There are no risers & you can't see anything but the television screens at best. The screens don't look anything like the stage which we... More 

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Phoenix,Az
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

First the Good: It's clean, it's new, the people who work there were very good and helpful. The seats were comfortable, though pretty tight. There were some larger folks near us who didn't look all that comfortable in them. The improvements around the arena are wonderful. It's a little happenin' city when there's an event going on. Parking isn't too... More 

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northern california
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Went to the final game of the season, and had a great tool me. The arena is clean, attractive, and has great atmosphere. The fans are all wild for their team, and I hope for their sake that the play of their team will equal their enthusiasm soon.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This stadium is in a great location. There are lots of restaurants and bars in the surrounding area and the open plaza they have in front of the arena is a nice place to go before the game. The seats we had were great and we actually enjoyed the food here, except for the Churros, they were hard to chew... More 

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Edmonton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

State of the Art Arena. Very helpful Arena Staff Totally Handicape excessable. Not a bad seat in the house.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

In the ever name changing Arena world we live in... Gila River is better sounding than most names these Arena use nowadays... at least it doesn't scream in your face right away that this name, named after the local Tribal Reservation, is corporate. In Phoenix, for indoor Arena Concerts you either play here or downtown Phoenix at US Airways, which... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went for a concert and had great seats. The arena was crowded but everyone was able to see the show. Our seats were on the main floor, row 25. We lucked out and parked at the Renaissance Hotel for $10, instead of the $15 they charge...and the hotel parking is much closer to the arena.

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Sanborn, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Associates and fans were friendly. Food/drink was reasonably priced. Parking and in/out access was easy and quick. They have a Tim Horton's coffee booth on the 1st level although the line was a mile long. Hated their howling...real annoying! Also hate that they have girls in skimpy outfits clearing the ice. Really?!

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