Specialty Meetings

Planning a religious meeting, sports event, or something else? Find out more about hosting your next specialty meeting in Greater Phoenix. 

Why Hold Your Meeting in Phoenix?

Affordability

  • Summertime brings big savings to Greater Phoenix's resorts and hotels, where rates are a fraction of peak rates. But guests can expect the same top-notch service and amenities.

Easy to get to

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves more than 100 domestic and international destinations. With 1,200 daily flights—about 500 of them nonstop—Sky Harbor is one of the most convenient airports in the United States, and it's located an easy 10-minute drive from downtown or a 20-minute ride on the Valley Metro Light Rail (which costs only $2 each way).

Safety

  • To ensure a safe downtown for both visitors and residents, Downtown Phoenix has a dedicated police force with two units—special events and street enforcement – called the Downtown Operations Unit (DOU). The DOU has expanded its bicycle fleet to increase its multi-modal presence and is building out a new headquarters at Civic Space Park, just a few short blocks from the Phoenix Convention Center. The Downtown Phoenix Partnership Ambassadors serve as “eyes and ears” for the DOU, and have a close working relationship with public safety officers and have radio connectivity day and night.

Convenience

  • Between hotels in downtown and those located minutes away along the light rail line, 3,000-4,000 committable rooms are available.  

Dining

  • From affordable eateries, to grab-and-go convenience, to high-end restaurants, downtown meetings are supported by well more than 200 places to eat.

Diverse Venues

  • Southwestern experiences, desert gardens, sports venues and more: Greater Phoenix has an incredible spectrum of special event venues at your disposal, whether you've got a group of a few or a delegation of several thousand.

Family Fun

Community Service Options

  • Turn team building into a charitable opportunity and give back to your host city with these voluntourism opportunities. 

 

Sports Events

Greater Phoenix’s famously sunny weather and vast selection of sports facilities — which include one of the largest soccer complexes in the western United States — make sports events memorable for all the right reasons.

  • With 18 regulation-sized fields, Phoenix's Reach 11 Sports Complex is the largest soccer complex of its kind in Arizona. It has hosted international, national and regional tournaments in soccer, field hockey and rugby. The facility also boasts two traditional grass baseball fields and two accessible rubberized baseball fields, which are perfect for athletes comfortable playing in any environment..

  • Home to four soccer fields, six softball fields, four basketball courts, four volleyball courts (two asphalt and two sand), eight tennis courts, three pickleball courts, and eight racquetball courts — all of which light up in the evening hours — Rose Mofford Sports Complex is perfect for both day time and evening competition of any kind.

  • Located in the heart of one of the city's top recreational attractions, Papago Sports Complex is home to four lighted softball fields adjacent to the Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Zoo and hiking trails that circumnavigate the park's unmistakable sandstone buttes.

  • The Phoenix Convention Center can host massive tournaments and festivals, and pristine sports facilities are also available on the campus of Arizona State University — the largest public university in the U.S.

  • Mesa's Bell Bank Park, the newest sports venue to open in Greater Phoenix, offers 320 acres and nearly 300 courts, fields and play surfaces for youth, adult, and amateur baseball, basketball, soccer, football and even pickleball, futsal and eSports teams

Annually, the sports world turn its attention to Greater Phoenix for Cactus League Spring Training, NASCAR Championship Weekend, the WM Phoenix Open and the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Greater Phoenix has played host to the biggest sports spectacles in the world, including the World Series, the NCAA Men's and Women's Final Four (2024 & 2026), All-Star Games and The Finals series for the NBA and WNBA. And 2023 marks the fourth time the Super Bowl will be held in Greater Phoenix since 1996 — making this the NFL's fifth-most frequently selected host city.

If we can accommodate these events, think what we can do for your next tournament.

Contact the Team


Chris Robertson

Chris Robertson Director of National Accounts

CITYWIDE: Territory: Southeast and Northeast U.S. | 800+ peak rooms Vertical: Sports | 400+ peak rooms All International: 400+ peak rooms

Headshot for Visit Phoenix's Kyle Osterberg.

Kyle Osterberg Sales Manager

HOTEL/RESORT Territory: Midwest to East Coast except Mid-Atlantic | 25-99 peak rooms Vertical: Non-Convention Sports & Non-Convention Religious

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