Arizona’s Most Popular Sports Teams

Arizona’s Most Popular Sports Teams
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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 and make sure to grab one of the available Arizona sportsbook promos running today.

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1. Phoenix Suns — 854,000 (monthly searches)

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

The Suns’ popularity is echoed across almost all major Arizona cities, including Phoenix (1st - 370,000), Mesa (1st - 76,600), and Glendale (1st - 51,700). You can bet on a number of things to support your fandom such as the Suns' odds to win the NBA Championship and more.

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2. Arizona Cardinals — 598,000 (monthly searches)

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

The Cardinals home, State Farm Stadium, has hosted a number of Super Bowls already in its short time since built.

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3. Arizona Diamondbacks — 150,000 (monthly searches)

Arizona’s third most popular sports team is MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, with 150,000 Google searches per month, including 46,500 from Phoenix.

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4. Arizona Wildcats — 124,000 (monthly searches)

The Arizona Wildcats are one of the top brands in college sports. And with 123,900 monthly Google searches, they’re among the most popular sports organizations in Arizona too. Not surprisingly, they’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).

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5. Arizona Coyotes — 100,000 (monthly searches)

In fifth with almost 100,000 Google searches a month, we have Arizona’s most popular hockey team, the Arizona Coyotes. Despite having some of the NHL’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).

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Arizona’s Most Popular Teams by City

Phoenix

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏀 Phoenix Suns370,000
2🏈 Arizona Cardinals180,000
3⚾️ Arizona Diamondbacks46,000
4🏒 Arizona Coyotes36,000
5🏀 Phoenix Mercury19,700
6🏀 Arizona Wildcats17,700
7🏈 Arizona Rattlers8,200
8⚽️ Phoenix Rising FC2,300
9🏀 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks2,200
10🏈 Arizona State Sun Devils1,800


Tucson

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏀 Arizona Wildcats53,600
2🏀 Phoenix Suns44,300
3🏈 Arizona Cardinals37,800
4⚾️ Arizona Diamondbacks13,700
5🏒 Tuscon Roadrunners7,300
6⚽️ FC Tucson7,000
7🏒 Arizona Coyotes6,700
8🏀 Phoenix Mercury4,100
9⚾️ Tuscon Saguaros3,100
10🏀 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,900


Mesa

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏀 Phoenix Suns76,600
2🏈 Arizona Cardinals46,500
3⚾️ Arizona Diamondbacks13,300
4🏒 Arizona Coyotes9,200
5🏀 Arizona Wildcats5,800
6🏀 Phoenix Mercury5,600
7🏈 Arizona Rattlers2,700
8🏀 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,600
9🏈 Arizona State Sun Devils900
10⚽️ Phoenix Rising FC900


Chandler

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏀 Phoenix Suns44,600
2🏈 Arizona Cardinals28,600
3⚾️ Arizona Diamondbacks9,700
4🏒 Arizona Coyotes7,700
5🏀 Arizona Wildcats4,400
6🏀 Phoenix Mercury4,100
7🏈 Arizona Rattlers1,900
8🏀 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,500
9⚽️ Phoenix Rising FC1,300
10🏈 Arizona State Sun Devils800


Gilbert

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏀 Phoenix Suns37,200
2🏈 Arizona Cardinals24,400
3⚾️ Arizona Diamondbacks7,600
4🏒 Arizona Coyotes6,700
5🏀 Arizona Wildcats3,900
6🏀 Phoenix Mercury3,800
7🏈 Arizona Rattlers2,100
8🏀 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,500
9⚽️ FC Arizona700
10⚽️ Phoenix Rising FC700


Glendale

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏀 Phoenix Suns51,700
2🏈 Arizona Cardinals33,200
3🏒 Arizona Coyotes9,300
4⚾️ Arizona Diamondbacks8,500
5🏀 Phoenix Mercury4,300
6🏀 Arizona Wildcats3,500
7🏈 Arizona Rattlers1,900
8🏀 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,500
9🏈 Arizona State Sun Devils700
10⚽️ Phoenix Rising FC600


Scottsdale

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏀 Phoenix Suns56,600
2🏈 Arizona Cardinals31,700
3🏒 Arizona Coyotes11,100
4⚾️ Arizona Diamondbacks10,700
5🏀 Arizona Wildcats5,300
6🏀 Phoenix Mercury4,600
7🏈 Arizona Rattlers2,100
8🏀 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,600
9⚽️ Phoenix Rising FC800
10🏈 Arizona State Sun Devils800


Peoria

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏀 Phoenix Suns31,300
2🏈 Arizona Cardinals21,600
3🏒 Arizona Coyotes6,600
4⚾️ Arizona Diamondbacks6,400
5🏀 Phoenix Mercury3,300
6🏀 Arizona Wildcats2,800
7🏈 Arizona Rattlers1,700
8🏀 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,300
9⚽️ Phoenix Rising FC500
10🏈 Arizona State Sun Devils500


Tempe

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏀 Phoenix Suns44,400
2🏈 Arizona Cardinals26,400
3⚾️ Arizona Diamondbacks7,800
4🏒 Arizona Coyotes6,900
5🏀 Phoenix Mercury4,800
6🏀 Arizona Wildcats4,100
7🏈 Arizona Rattlers1,800
8🏀 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,600
9🏈 Arizona State Sun Devils1,100
10⚽️ Phoenix Rising FC900


Surprise

Rank Team Avg. Monthly Search Volume
1🏀 Phoenix Suns18,500
2🏈 Arizona Cardinals14,700
3⚾️ Arizona Diamondbacks5,500
4🏒 Arizona Coyotes5,000
5🏀 Phoenix Mercury2,600
6🏀 Arizona Wildcats1,900
7🏈 Arizona Rattlers1,300
8🏀 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks1,200
9⚽️ Phoenix Rising FC500
10🏈 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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