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Gila River Arena

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Address: 9400 W Maryland Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305-3114
Phone Number: (623) 772-3200
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Very nice venue

We went to see the Arizona Rattlers play in the Arena Bowl. It is normally played at the Talking Stick Arena, but it was hosting a Mercury game. The venue was nice, but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Suzieq6165
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Glendale
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Glendale
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to see the Arizona Rattlers play in the Arena Bowl. It is normally played at the Talking Stick Arena, but it was hosting a Mercury game. The venue was nice, but the vendor prices are really high. Be prepared with a full wallet.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was New Year's Eve and one of the things Canadians like to do is watch hockey, knowing this I purchased tickets in advance. Winnipeg Jets were in town. The stands were half filled with Jets fans and Arizona fans. It was almost like a home game for the Jets. The atmosphere was great! The arena s designed well; the... More 

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Thank KLH1956
Aurora
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great venue and the Coldplay concert was jaw dropping! Only downside were the very long, slow lines to get adult beverages and the even longer lines to get concert merchandise. 2 of our friends really wanted concert tees, but the lines were so long, they didn't bother. Acoustics are great and it's a nice, intimate arena.

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Thank Lisa C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great for Coyotes games but also concerts! Saw Coldplay here and the set up was great. It's big but doesn't feel too big. The acoustics were great.

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Thank Breesep
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Watching a Concert At Gila River is a delight. Just the right size to attract top named not not too large Lots of eateries next to it. Easy in and out. You gotta love it

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Thank Tom L
Alta Loma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The arena was easy to get to and find parking. I made the mistake of eating before I arrived. The arena has a good selection of restaurants outside and next time I will eat there. Unless you buy tickets close to the stage The seats are average.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

1st hockey game and they did not disappoint at all, im truly am a coyote fan now... great game and great arena

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Peoria, Arizona, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

A good sports location with comfortable seating and excellent site lines. The food and beverage opportunities are good; you won't go hungry.

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Thank Mike G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is one of the great new locations to watch a hockey in USA. We enjoyed the food, beer since we sat in a corporate suite. I am thinking this is a nice arena for concert or stage venues if the University Phoenix is too big for. Too bad the City of Glendale has been messing with the team so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A lot of good hockey games I have seen here. Seats are good most of the crowd is friendly. a good place to watch a hockey game

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