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9400 West Maryland Avenue, Glendale, AZ, USA - (623) 772-3200 Arena - Giant inflatable Phoenix Coyote outside the arena in Westgate City Center Arena - Entrance to Arena Arena - Arena before the hockey game (this was snapped from our seats...scored good tickets for half price from scalpers in the parking lot) Arena - Massive scoreboard at Arena Arena Glendale Reviews

vances vances
582 reviews Arena Dec 19, 2009
After a healthy hike in the afternoon I gave Eric his Christmas present early – a Phoenix Coyotes game at Jobing.Com Arena in Glendale. The arena was constructed in 2003 as the anchor for Glendale’s Westgate City Center – a modern complex that has retail shops but mainly entertainment and dining venues. It is definitely a happening place and you get charged by the frenetic atmosphere once you get on site. We strolled about and settled on the Yard House for dinner after the game and then ducked into the stadium.

Of course we had already scalped tickets in the parking lot. Guess it has been too many years since I’ve attended a professional hockey game. I grew up paying $4 to see the Hershey Bears play in Pennsylvania and I was shocked by the list prices of $35 - $110 for a seat! Even the $110 tickets were just a seat (not in a super box with free food and beer). Small wonder attendance is lacking.

It is a nice arena, well worth the dramatically reduced price we paid outside. The arena is owned and operated by the city of Glendale --- (apparently a local job finding web site) just purchased the name. The Coyotes match-up versus the San Jose Sharks was a good contest and we enjoyed the game very much. I was surprised that they now use two Zamboni’s to smooth the ice between periods, but disappointed how a crew with shovels comes out to spot scrape the ice during “commercial breaks”. Oh how the times have changed.

Regardless, it is a very comfortable arena with high-tech lighting and sound system – I’m sure the music concerts they host are well presented. There is ample parking (for a price) so as long as you pack a fat wallet a good time is guaranteed!
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vances says:
lol, Sylvia - you met your goal and it was a net gain!
Posted on: Dec 19, 2009
sylviandavid says:
HI.... wanted to slide in with a comment....very good review.... Sylvia
Posted on: Dec 19, 2009
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