Arizona’s roster of sports teams includes both college and professional organizations.

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Arizona provides a plethora of events and professional sports teams to bet on throughout the year, creating a dynamic sports betting market that is always thrilling to follow.

Below are the professional and collegiate sports teams in Arizona that you can show your support for.

Arizona’s professional sports teams

It is certain that the main professional sports teams in Arizona have faced a string of setbacks. The recent announcement of the Arizona Coyotes moving adds to the challenges, leaving only four major professional sports teams in the state, each representing a different league. Nevertheless, Arizona still has minor league teams and teams in smaller leagues like the IFL operating within its borders.

TeamLeagueLocation
Arizona DiamondbacksMLBPhoenix
Phoenix SunsNBAPhoenix
Arizona CardinalsNFLGlendale
Phoenix MercuryWNBAPhoenix
Phoenix Rising FCUSL ChampionshipPhoenix
FC TucsonUSL League TwoTucson
FC ArizonaNPSLGilbert
Tucson RoadrunnersAHLTucson
Tucson SaguarosPecos LeagueTucson
Arizona RattlersIFLPhoenix
Northern Arizona WranglersIFLPrescott Valley
Tucson Sugar SkullsIFLTucson

Arizona is home to a variety of sports venues, including the WM Phoenix Open, NASCAR races at Phoenix Raceway, MLB spring training facilities, and horse-racing tracks.

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Arizona’s college sports teams

Please be aware that not all teams listed may be accessible on Arizona sportsbook betting apps.

Division 1

TeamConferenceLocation
Arizona State University Sun DevilsPac-12Tempe
University of Arizona WildcatsPac-12Tucson
Grand Canyon University LopesWACPhoenix
Northern Arizona University LumberjacksBig SkyFlagstaff

NAIA

TeamConferenceLocation
Arizona Christian University FirestormGolden StateGlendale
Benedictine University RedhawksCal PacMesa
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University EaglesCal PacPrescott
Ottawa University SpiritGolden StateSurprise
Park University BuccaneersCal PacGilbert

NJCAA

TeamLocation
Arizona Western College MatadorsYuma
Central Arizona College VaquerosCoolidge
Chandler-Gilbert CC CoyotesChandler
Cochise College ApachesDouglas
Eastern Arizona College Gila MonstersThatcher
Estrella Mountain CC Mountain LionsAvondale
GateWay CC GeckosPhoenix
Glendale CC GauchosGlendale
Mesa CC ThunderbirdsMesa
Paradise Valley CC PumasPhoenix
Phoenix College BearsPhoenix
Pima CC AztecsTucson
Scottsdale CC Fighting ArtichokesScottsdale
South Mountain CC CougarsPhoenix
Tohono O’odham CC JegosPima City
Yavapai College RoughridersPrescott

Other Associations

TeamAssociationLocation
Diné College WarriorsUSCAATsaile
SAGU American Indian College WarriorsNCCAAPhoenix

Arizona’s Sports Team Nicknames: <br><br>1. Arizona Cardinals – The Cards<br>2. Arizona Diamondbacks – The D-backs<br>3. Arizona Coyotes – The Yotes<br>4. Phoenix Suns – The Suns<br>5. Phoenix Mercury – The Merc<br>6. Arizona State Sun Devils – The Sun Devils<br>7. Arizona Wildcats – The Cats

The Diamondbacks, Rattlers, and Suns, among other major sports teams in Arizona, have effectively connected with their local fans by adopting memorable nicknames.

Professional

  • Cardinals
  • Diamondbacks
  • Mercury
  • Rattlers
  • Roadrunners
  • Rising FC
  • Saguaros
  • Sugar Skulls
  • Suns
  • Wranglers

Collegiate

  • Antelopes
  • Apaches
  • Artichokes
  • Aztecs
  • Bears
  • Buccaneers
  • Cougars
  • Coyotes
  • Eagles
  • Firestorm
  • Gauchos
  • Geckos
  • Gila Monsters
  • Jegos
  • Lumberjacks
  • Matadors
  • Mountain Lions
  • Pumas
  • Redhawks
  • Roughriders
  • Spirit
  • Sun Devils
  • Thunderbirds
  • Vaqueros
  • Warriors
  • Wildcats

Phoenix, Arizona Sports Teams

Phoenix is home to several major sports teams, including the Mercury and Suns basketball teams, as well as the Diamondbacks baseball team. In addition to professional sports, the city also hosts college teams like the Division 1 Grand Canyon Lopes and the NJCAA GateWay Geckos. With such a diverse range of teams, sports fans in Phoenix have plenty of options to support and enjoy.

Football fans will be pleased to hear that the Arizona Cardinals play in Glendale, conveniently located near a BetMGM Sportsbook close to State Farm Stadium. In addition, the Arizona State Sun Devils are just a short drive away in Tempe, right outside of Phoenix.

Tucson, Arizona Sports Teams

Tucson, situated to the southeast of Phoenix, is most famous for being the base of the Arizona Wildcats. Although you may also encounter the Pima Community College Aztecs in the vicinity, the Wildcats are a prominent sports team where you can make use of AZ sportsbook offers on autumn Saturdays.

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