List of Arizona Sports Teams: College and Professional Sports Teams in AZ

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Arizona Cardinals

There are numerous events and pro sports teams in Arizona to bet on throughout the calendar year that keeps the AZ sports betting market fun to follow.

Below are lists of not only all the Arizona pro sports teams but collegiate sports teams, too, that you can cheer for.

Pro Sports Teams in Arizona

It's safe to say the major professional sports teams in Arizona have had a string of tough luck. Following the Arizona Coyotes' latest announcement of relocation there will be only 4 major pro Arizona sports teams across 4 different major professional sports leagues. Other minor league teams exist, as well as teams in lesser-known leagues such as the IFL.

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

The state of Arizona is also home to a number of other professional sporting tournaments such as The WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale and NASCAR events such as the two races held at Phoenix Raceway each year. This along with the number of locations playing host throughout MLB's spring training each spring and horse-racing tracks located throughout the state.

College Sports Teams in Arizona

It should be noted not all teams listed are listed 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
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List of All Arizona Sport Team Nicknames

Between nicknames like the Diamondbacks, Rattlers, and Suns, major sports teams in Arizona have done a great job appealing to their local demographic.

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
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Phoenix, Arizona Sports Teams

Phoenix is home to many major sports teams in AZ. Fans can enjoy a number of sports from Mercury and Suns basketball to Diamondbacks baseball. College teams from the Division 1 Grand Canyon Lopes to the NJCAA GateWay Geckos can be found in Phoenix as well.

If football is your sport the Arizona Cardinals are located in nearby Glendale with a convenient BetMGM Sportsbook next to State Farm Stadium. The Arizona State Sun Devils are just a short drive from Phoenix over to neighboring Tempe.

Tucson, Arizona Sports Teams

Southeast of Phoenix is Tucson, most notably home of the Arizona Wildcats. You will also stumble across the Pima Community College Aztecs but the Wildcats are one of the few major sports teams you’ll be able to utilize AZ sportsbook promotions on during fall Saturdays.

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