Light rail train rides by Chase Field

With the Phoenix Suns heading to the playoffs it’s a great time to be a sports fan in Arizona. Stadiums across the Valley are allowing fans to watch their favorite teams play live in a limited capacity. Want to avoid the crazy congested parking lots? Valley Metro is here to help you get to the game on time for an affordable price. 

Our light rail tracks are built along stadiums like Chase Field. The 3rd St/Jefferson station allows eastbound riders to get off next to restaurants that cater to fans of the Diamondbacks. The stadium is just a baseball’s throw away. For our westbound riders the 3rd St/Washington station will drop you off a block away from the stadium. These stations are also ideal for catching Phoenix Suns games down the road at the PHX Arena. Valley Metro is always prepared to help fans. In fact, riders with a ticket to any event at PHX Arena have their light rail fare included thanks to the RailRide program. We work hard to deliver timely service for Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns games when we need to accommodate big crowds. While it might get a little packed on the platform, remember to stay away from the tracks so that our trains can safely approach the station.  

Light rail train rides by Sun Devil Stadium

We have plenty of transit options if you are trying to catch some college football. Sun Devil Stadium, found near the scenic “A mountain,” is also next to the Tempe Transportation Center. You can get to the transportation center via light rail’s Veteran’s Way/College Ave station, riding one of five local bus routes or using one of six free neighborhood circulators. If you like to watch college basketball, ASU’s men and women play at the Desert Financial Arena which is nearby Sun Devil Stadium. 

When football season kicks off again you can use Valley Metro to have a fun and safe game night. Bus route 70 will take you to the Westgate Entertainment District where you can grab a drink and have some fun before or after the game. The shopping complex is a short walk away from State Farm Stadium. Using Valley Metro is a great way to enjoy watching the Arizona Cardinals without worrying about having a designated driver or taking a more costly rideshare service. If you’re a fan of icy sports in the desert you’re in luck. Westgate Entertainment District is also the home of the Gila River Arena where the Arizona Coyotes play. 

If you’re interested in attending one of the many spring training games held in the Valley check out our comprehensive guide here

Need the quickest way to get to the game by bus or rail? Here’s a tip out of a Valley Metro experts’ playbook. Use our trip planner and enter your origin and destination here to find the most convenient and fastest routes. 

Peter Corkery
Rail Operations Communications Specialist
When not helping customers at Valley Metro, Peter enjoys reading, running and hiking around the valley.