Gila River Arena (Arizona Coyotes Stadium)

Gila River Arena is part of a $1 billion development in Glendale, Arizona called the Westgate Entertainment District.  The arena anchors the area, which includes shopping, dining, and a multitude of different entertainment options.  The arena itself opened in December of 2006 and cost $220 million to build.  The arena is about 12 miles from the center of Phoenix and is home to the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.

The Coyotes are members of the Central Division in the Western Conference and were originally founded as the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association (WHA).  After being based in Winnipeg as an NHL team after the leagues merged from 1979 to 1996, the team was sold and moved to Arizona and renamed the Coyotes. Team success in the playoffs has been fleeting, however, they did win their division in the 2011-2012 season.  That same year, Shane Doan, who played all of his 21 seasons with the club, won the Mark Messier Leadership Award. 

How many seats are in Gila River Arena


Gila River Arena seats 17,125 fans for Arizona Coyote games and has an overall maximum capacity of 19,000.  Seating is divided into three sections, 100 level, 200 level, and club level seating. 

Directions – How to get to Gila River Arena

Gila River Arena is located at 9400 West Maryland Ave and is part of the Westgate Entertainment District.  Coyote fans can take the 101 to the area from either direction.  The entertainment area, including the arena, sits between West Maryland and West Glendale Avenues. 

Where to Park near Gila River Arena?

Parking for events at Gila River Arena ranges from very affordable at $10, to fairly steep at $75, depending on where you park.  Cash is not accepted and pre-paid parking passes are available online.  The multiple Gila River Arena Lots include lots E, G, J, L, Yellow, Garage or West VIP.

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Arizona CoyotesSpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Other Gila River Arena FAQs

What city do the Arizona Coyotes play in?

The Gila River Arena, where the Arizona Coyotes play their home games is located in Glendale, Arizona. 

Who uses Gila River Arena?

The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona State Sun Devils Men’s hockey team use the arena for some or all of their home games. 

What is the Gila River Arena Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

At this time, The Arizona Coyotes will have no mask mandates, vaccine status requirements or health questionnaires for the 2021-22 season. This includes pre-season games. Fans are instructed to stay home if they have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19.  For events other than Arizona Coyotes games, the mask policy will vary depending on the event’s coordinator.  Some events at the arena may also require proof of vaccination.  Please refer to the arena website for information on each specific event or changes in the current policies and rules for attendees.  Gila River Arena has taken several precautions to help keep everyone safe and healthy including electronic ticketing, employee sanitization training, and cashless purchasing at vendor and concession stands. 

How much is a Arizona Coyotes hockey ticket?

The Arizona Coyotes have some of the most affordable tickets in the NHL.  Choosing an early season, mid-week game, fans can find seats in the 200 section for as low as $14.  To sit in the front row right behind the Coyotes’ bench will only cost you $168 a piece at the same game, much cheaper than seats in such a prime location at other arenas.  

What hockey teams play at the Gila River Arena?

Gila River Arena, in Glendale, Arizona, hosts both professional and college hockey teams for each of their home games.  The Coyotes and the Sun Devils Men’s hockey team use the arena as their home ice. 

Who owns the Gila River Arena?

The Gila River Arena is owned by the City of Glendale, Arizona. 

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