Sport

In limited market, Phoenix teams turn to Native American communities to sponsor arenas

Four major professional sports teams. Four professional sports venues. Nine different names.


Team owners starting to demand new stadiums sooner

In its short, 20-year life, Atlanta’s Turner Field played host to one of the highest attended playoff games of all time when more than 54,000 fans crowded in to watch the Atlanta Braves play the Chicago Cubs in 2003.


Maricopa County puts responsibility for Chase Field upgrades on Diamondbacks

Maricopa County said the Diamondbacks “have almost total responsibility for the maintenance, operation, and repair of Chase Field,” and the agreements between the team and the county "do not establish any contractual requirement to provide the Team a 'state-of-the-art' stadium," according to two letters provided to Cronkite News by the county.


$274 million economic impact of January’s college champ game is highest yet in Arizona

The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game generated far more money for the Arizona economy than any of Arizona’s previous college football championship games, according to a study by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.


Suns D-League team rises in Prescott Valley

PRESCOTT VALLEY - Prescott Valley officials were beaming following Tuesday’s announcement that the NBA Development League affiliate of the Phoenix Suns was moving to the small community 90 miles north of the parent club’s Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.

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Mesa skateboarder Eaton’s fame came at a young age

CHANDLER - Fame came at a young age for Mesa skateboarder Jagger Eaton.