What fans in major Arizona cities actually pay for season tickets.

What Sports Fans in Big Arizona Cities Truly Pay for Season Tickets
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Given the lengthy waiting lists for season tickets to popular sports teams, fans must carefully consider the true cost when they finally have the opportunity to purchase a season ticket, as the financial commitment is substantial.

We examined the average salaries, taxes, and cost of living in five major cities in Arizona – Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Mesa – to calculate the average number of working hours needed for fans of the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Arizona Coyotes to afford tickets for game day.

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Phoenix fans are able to take advantage of reasonably priced season tickets due to the area’s above-average salaries, putting them in second place for affordability in Arizona.

For example, it would take 336 hours of work to afford a season ticket for the Suns. Similarly, an annual pass for the Diamondbacks costs 239 hours, while season tickets for the Coyotes and Cardinals equal 171 and 34 hours of work, respectively. It is important to note that this season marks the Coyotes’ first playing at Arizona State University’s arena in Tempe after their agreement at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale expired.

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In Tucson, fans have to work longer than fans in most other cities in Arizona in order to afford season tickets for their favorite team. For example, it takes 460 hours of work to earn enough for a Suns season pass, 328 hours for Diamondbacks tickets, and 234 hours for Coyotes tickets.

At present, Cardinals fans are required to dedicate almost 50 hours of work.


In Chandler and Phoenix, sports fans often encounter comparable costs when it comes to purchasing season tickets. For example, a season ticket for the Suns would require 336 hours of work, while a Diamondbacks ticket would equate to 239 hours, a Coyotes ticket would equal 171 hours, and a Cardinals pass would cost 34 hours of work.

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Due to lower disposable income levels in Mesa compared to other cities in Arizona, sports fans in the area must work longer hours in order to afford season tickets for their favorite team.

For perspective, it would require fans 852 hours to earn a Suns season pass, equivalent to nearly six months of full-time work. Diamondbacks supporters would need 606 hours, while Coyotes fans would require 433 hours, and Cardinals fans would only need 85 hours.


Scottsdale residents can purchase a season ticket for the Suns with just 300 hours of work, thanks to the city’s high average disposable income. This is much less than fans in Mesa. Diamondbacks supporters work 214 hours for a season ticket, Coyotes fans work 153 hours, and Cardinals fans only need 30 hours.

The changing average salaries and disposable income rates in different areas of Arizona make it interesting to see how the true costs of season tickets vary depending on location. For more expert analysis, the latest odds from Arizona sportsbook apps, and predictions for your favorite teams, keep checking yengols.com.



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