Arizonaโ€™s Most Popular Sports Teams

Arizonaโ€™s Most Popular Sports Teams
By BetArizona Staff
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

With a population greater than 7 million, Arizona has thousands of sports fanatics desperate to support their favorite team no matter what, especially on the many Arizona betting apps.

From the Suns to the Cardinals and the Coyotes, Arizona is home to some of the biggest sports teams in America, but who are officially the most popular and does this change by city?

To determine the most popular teams in Arizona, we analyzed the number of Google searches each recorded over the last 12 months. We then calculated the average monthly volume and ranked the top teams. Read on to see where your team places!

1. Phoenix Suns โ€” 854,000 (monthly searches)

With over 854,000 Google searches a month, more than the next two ranked teams combined, the NBAโ€™s Phoenix Suns are Arizonaโ€™s most popular sports team. Given the teamโ€™s recent success, the Suns have also been a hit with Arizona sportsbooks since they launched in Sept. 2021.

The Sunsโ€™ popularity is echoed across almost all major Arizona cities, including Phoenix (1st - 370,000), Mesa (1st - 76,600), and Glendale (1st - 51,700).

2. Arizona Cardinals โ€” 598,000 (monthly searches)

Ranking second, with almost 600,000 monthly Google searches, we have the NFLโ€™s Arizona Cardinals, who also consistently rank as the second-most popular team in each of Arizonaโ€™s major cities โ€” including Phoenix (2nd - 180,400), Mesa (2nd - 46,500), and Glendale (2nd - 33,200).

The Cardinals home, State Farm Stadium, will host this yearโ€™s NFL Championship, giving visitors a chance to experience Arizona Super Bowl betting in person.

3. Arizona Diamondbacks โ€” 150,000 (monthly searches)

Arizonaโ€™s third most popular sports team is MLBโ€™s Arizona Diamondbacks, with 150,000 Google searches per month, including 46,500 from Phoenix.

4. Arizona Wildcats โ€” 124,000 (monthly searches)

The Arizona Wildcats are one of the top brands in college sports. And with 123,900 monthly Google searches, theyโ€™re among the most popular sports organizations in Arizona too. Not surprisingly, theyโ€™re also officially the most popular team in Tucson (1st - 53,600), ahead of the Suns (2nd - 44,300), Cardinals (3rd - 37,800), and Diamondbacks (4th - 13,700).

5. Arizona Coyotes โ€” 100,000 (monthly searches)

In fifth with almost 100,000 Google searches a month, we have Arizonaโ€™s most popular hockey team, the Arizona Coyotes. Despite having some of the NHLโ€™s longest odds for Stanley Cup success, the Coyotes are among the three most popular franchises in Glendale (3rd - 9,300), Scottsdale (3rd - 11,100), and Peoria (3rd - 6,600).

Arizonaโ€™s Most Popular Teams by City

Phoenix

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Suns370,000
2๐Ÿˆ Arizona Cardinals180,000
3โšพ๏ธ Arizona Diamondbacks46,000
4๐Ÿ’ Arizona Coyotes36,000
5๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Mercury19,700
6๐Ÿ€ Arizona Wildcats17,700
7๐Ÿˆ Arizona Rattlers8,200
8โšฝ๏ธ Phoenix Rising FC2,300
9๐Ÿ€ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks2,200
10๐Ÿˆ Arizona State Sun Devils1,800


Tucson

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1๐Ÿ€ Arizona Wildcats53,600
2๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Suns44,300
3๐Ÿˆ Arizona Cardinals37,800
4โšพ๏ธ Arizona Diamondbacks13,700
5๐Ÿ’ Tuscon Roadrunners7,300
6โšฝ๏ธ FC Tucson7,000
7๐Ÿ’ Arizona Coyotes6,700
8๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Mercury4,100
9โšพ๏ธ Tuscon Saguaros3,100
10๐Ÿ€ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,900


Mesa

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Suns76,600
2๐Ÿˆ Arizona Cardinals46,500
3โšพ๏ธ Arizona Diamondbacks13,300
4๐Ÿ’ Arizona Coyotes9,200
5๐Ÿ€ Arizona Wildcats5,800
6๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Mercury5,600
7๐Ÿˆ Arizona Rattlers2,700
8๐Ÿ€ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,600
9๐Ÿˆ Arizona State Sun Devils900
10โšฝ๏ธ Phoenix Rising FC900


Chandler

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Suns44,600
2๐Ÿˆ Arizona Cardinals28,600
3โšพ๏ธ Arizona Diamondbacks9,700
4๐Ÿ’ Arizona Coyotes7,700
5๐Ÿ€ Arizona Wildcats4,400
6๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Mercury4,100
7๐Ÿˆ Arizona Rattlers1,900
8๐Ÿ€ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,500
9โšฝ๏ธ Phoenix Rising FC1,300
10๐Ÿˆ Arizona State Sun Devils800


Gilbert

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Suns37,200
2๐Ÿˆ Arizona Cardinals24,400
3โšพ๏ธ Arizona Diamondbacks7,600
4๐Ÿ’ Arizona Coyotes6,700
5๐Ÿ€ Arizona Wildcats3,900
6๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Mercury3,800
7๐Ÿˆ Arizona Rattlers2,100
8๐Ÿ€ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,500
9โšฝ๏ธ FC Arizona700
10โšฝ๏ธ Phoenix Rising FC700


Glendale

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Suns51,700
2๐Ÿˆ Arizona Cardinals33,200
3๐Ÿ’ Arizona Coyotes9,300
4โšพ๏ธ Arizona Diamondbacks8,500
5๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Mercury4,300
6๐Ÿ€ Arizona Wildcats3,500
7๐Ÿˆ Arizona Rattlers1,900
8๐Ÿ€ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,500
9๐Ÿˆ Arizona State Sun Devils700
10โšฝ๏ธ Phoenix Rising FC600


Scottsdale

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Suns56,600
2๐Ÿˆ Arizona Cardinals31,700
3๐Ÿ’ Arizona Coyotes11,100
4โšพ๏ธ Arizona Diamondbacks10,700
5๐Ÿ€ Arizona Wildcats5,300
6๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Mercury4,600
7๐Ÿˆ Arizona Rattlers2,100
8๐Ÿ€ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,600
9โšฝ๏ธ Phoenix Rising FC800
10๐Ÿˆ Arizona State Sun Devils800


Peoria

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Suns31,300
2๐Ÿˆ Arizona Cardinals21,600
3๐Ÿ’ Arizona Coyotes6,600
4โšพ๏ธ Arizona Diamondbacks6,400
5๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Mercury3,300
6๐Ÿ€ Arizona Wildcats2,800
7๐Ÿˆ Arizona Rattlers1,700
8๐Ÿ€ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,300
9โšฝ๏ธ Phoenix Rising FC500
10๐Ÿˆ Arizona State Sun Devils500


Tempe

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Suns44,400
2๐Ÿˆ Arizona Cardinals26,400
3โšพ๏ธ Arizona Diamondbacks7,800
4๐Ÿ’ Arizona Coyotes6,900
5๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Mercury4,800
6๐Ÿ€ Arizona Wildcats4,100
7๐Ÿˆ Arizona Rattlers1,800
8๐Ÿ€ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,600
9๐Ÿˆ Arizona State Sun Devils1,100
10โšฝ๏ธ Phoenix Rising FC900


Surprise

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Suns18,500
2๐Ÿˆ Arizona Cardinals14,700
3โšพ๏ธ Arizona Diamondbacks5,500
4๐Ÿ’ Arizona Coyotes5,000
5๐Ÿ€ Phoenix Mercury2,600
6๐Ÿ€ Arizona Wildcats1,900
7๐Ÿˆ Arizona Rattlers1,300
8๐Ÿ€ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,200
9โšฝ๏ธ Phoenix Rising FC500
10๐Ÿˆ Arizona State Sun Devils400


Watching sport is one of the most popular pastimes in Arizona, so it should come as no surprise to see such staggering search volumes.

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