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Encyclopedia > America West Arena
America West Arena
America West Arena
Facility Statistics
Location 201 East Jefferson
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Opened June 1, 1992
Owner The City of Phoenix
Manager Phoenix Arena Development, L.P.
Construction Cost $90 million USD
Architects Ellerbe Becket
Tenants
Arizona Rattlers 1992-present
Phoenix Suns 1992-present
Arizona Sandsharks (CISL) 1993-1997
Phoenix Coyotes 1996-2003
Phoenix Mercury 1997-present
Phoenix Roadrunners (ECHL) 2005-present
Seating Capacity
2003 Basketball 19,023
2003 Hockey 16,210

America West Arena is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is home of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, and arena football's Arizona Rattlers. The NHL's Phoenix Coyotes previously played here, but have moved to a new arena of their own in the suburb of Glendale. It was also the home of the indoor soccer Arizona Sandsharks. Three of the games of the 1993 NBA Finals between the Suns and the Chicago Bulls, including game six where John Paxson hit basketball's version of the shot heard around the world, were played there, as was one of the three 1998 WNBA finals games and two Arena Bowl games. In 1997, the Rattlers won the Arena football world championship at America West Arena. Image File history File links America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, April 24, 2005; prior to Phoenix Suns NBA playoff game. ... Phoenix (Oodham: Skikik) was incorporated as a city on February 5, 1881. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar, or American dollar, is the official currency of the United States. ... Arizona Rattlers are an Arena Football League team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phoenix Suns are a National Basketball Association team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Contintel Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that existed from 1993 to 1997. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a National Hockey League team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phoenix Mercury are a Womens National Basketball Association team in Phoenix, Arizona that began in 1997 as one of the leagues original eight teams. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Phoenix (Oodham: Skikik) was incorporated as a city on February 5, 1881. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as simply the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Phoenix Suns are a National Basketball Association team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... WNBA logo The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Phoenix Mercury are a Womens National Basketball Association team in Phoenix, Arizona that began in 1997 as one of the leagues original eight teams. ... Arena Football League logo The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Arizona Rattlers are an Arena Football League team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a National Hockey League team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... Glendale Arenas North Entrance (6/13/05) The Glendale Arena is an indoor arena located in Glendale, Arizona, in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. ... Glendale is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Chicago Bulls are a National Basketball Association team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... John Paxson (born September 29, 1960 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former basketball player from the US. He played during his college years at Notre Dame, where he was named a second team All-American in 1983. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Construction of this arena began in 1988, as Suns owner Jerry Colangelo envisioned a need for a new playing facility for his sports team. In 1993, the arena was officially inaugurated with an 111-105 Suns win over the Los Angeles Clippers. After the Suns failed to win the NBA championship that year, a parade that attracted more than 300,000 Suns fans finished up at the America West Arena. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jerry Colangelo (born November 20, 1939) is a respected Arizona sports mogul. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


In 2003 the America West Arena had WWE SummerSlam. Triple H defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Kevin Nash and Shawn Michaels in an Elimination Chamber Match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. WWE SummerSlam is an annual WWE pay-per-view event that is held in August of every year. ... Randall Keith (Randy) Orton (born April 1, 1980 in Knoxville, Tennessee), is an American third-generation professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand. ... Kevin Nash Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is a professional wrestler who has performed in both World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling and now Total Nonstop Action. ... The Elimination Chamber is a match type in professional wrestling (seen in World Wrestling Entertainment), which is a variation of the steel cage and Hell in a Cell matches, in that the ring is surrounded by a steel structure of chain and girders, but is circular allowing for four inner...


In addition to sports events, many famous singers and musical acts, such as The Spice Girls, Britney Spears, *NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys, Vicente Fernandez and others have performed at the arena. Oscar De La Hoya had one of his first professional boxing bouts (versus Narciso Valenzuela) there, and Michael Carbajal also fought there various times. Victoria, Emma, Mel B, Geri, Mel C; The Spice Girls at the MTV Europe Video Awards 1997 The Spice Girls (1996–1998/2000) were a British vocal girl group. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an iconic American pop music singer, songwriter and dancer. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, specifically a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are James Lance Bass (Lance), Joshua Scott Chasez (JC), Joseph Anthony Fatone Jr. ... The Backstreet Boys, or BSB, are a boy band and pop group formed in 1992 by manager Lou Pearlman that grew to considerable popularity in the late 1990s, but quietly slipped away from the charts by the early part of the 2000s. ... vicente fernandez ... Oscar De La Hoya (born February 4, 1973) —nicknamed the Golden Boy— is a Mexican-American boxer who won the gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Michael Carbajal (born September 17, 1967) is a Phoenix native who was a four-time world boxing champion. ...


The arena, which is situated across the street from Bank One Ballpark, is named after its sponsor, America West Airlines, under a naming rights arrangement. However, America West's planned merger with US Airways poses the question of whether America West Arena will be renamed accordingly. Bank One Ballpark, also known as The BOB, is a stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... United States ten major airlines, based at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, with a secondary operations hub at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Naming rights as contemplated in this article are the right to name a piece of property, either a tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for valuable consideration such as money. ... A US Airways 737 at Chicago OHare US Airways (IATA: US, ICAO: USA, and Callsign: US Air) is an airline based in Arlington County, Virginia that is owned by US Airways Group Inc. ...


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America West Arena - definition of America West Arena in Encyclopedia (313 words)
America West Arena is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Construction of this arena began in 1988, as Suns owner Jerry Colangelo envisioned a need for a new playing facility for his sports team.
The arena, which is situated across the street from Bank One Ballpark, is named after its sponsor, America West Airlines, under a naming rights arrangement.
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