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Hotels in Glendale near University of Phoenix Stadium

University of Phoenix Stadium Introduction

Located in Glendale, the University of Phoenix Stadium has been home to the Arizona Cardinals National Football League (NFL) team since 2006. Although the University of Phoenix is the sponsor, the stadium isn't connected to the university itself. At least 63,400 people can fit under its giant retractable roof, with 88 luxury suites available if you want to have a luxury game experience. The stadium doesn't just host football games – it also puts on major concerts as well as Monster Jam truck rallies, WrestleMania events, international soccer matches, and basketball games. Inside you'll find plenty of places to eat.

Hotels near University of Phoenix Stadium

There's a good range of accommodation within a short distance of the University of Phoenix Stadium. Many of the hotels are in the mid-price range, but you'll also find a selection of upscale hotels and budget options. The best time to visit Arizona is from November to April, as the summer months can be uncomfortably hot. But that's also when hotel prices are at their highest, so try to come between late fall and spring. If you can, you should book several months in advance to get a better rate.

Where to stay near University of Phoenix Stadium

The University of Phoenix Stadium is in the Westgate Entertainment District. This is handy for sports fans, shoppers, and people who want a wide choice of restaurants on their doorstep because the district is home to the Gila River Arena, which hosts the Arizona Coyotes National Hockey League team. You may also want to take a look at the outlet and factory stores in the adjacent Tanger Outlets shopping center. History buffs can explore the Downtown area, which includes the Catlin Court Historic District. It's also the place where you can discover why Glendale is known as the antiques capital of Arizona.

Things to see near University of Phoenix Stadium

For more sports action, head 7.8 miles north of the stadium to Rio Vista Recreation Center, which features a skate park, fishing pond, a climbing wall, and a gym. Carry on another 10 miles and you'll reach the Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix water park within the large Adobe Dam Regional Park. Just next door is the Adobe Mountain Museum and Desert Railroad. For a family day out, you may like the Challenger Space Center, which includes exhilarating flight simulations and is 12 miles north of the stadium.

How to get to University of Phoenix Stadium

The easiest way to get to the University of Phoenix Stadium is by car. It's just off the AZ Loop 101 freeway, and there's parking for 14,000 vehicles. But if you're traveling by public transportation, you can make use of Glendale's extensive bus network. If you plan to visit the Downtown area, allow about 30 minutes for the bus ride, or 15 minutes if you drive the 5.2 miles yourself. The stadium is 20 miles from Phoenix Airport, which takes about 30 minutes to reach by car.