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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Glendale, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Glendale, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

Storage Containers Glendale, AZ

NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are refurbished grade or better
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Glendale, AZ, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Glendale, AZ

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Glendale, AZ

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Glendale, AZ

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Glendale, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Glendale, AZ

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Glendale, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Glendale, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILE CONTAINERS TO Rent, Buy OR Modify IN Glendale, AZ?

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Latest News in Glendale, AZ

Lincoln Property Co. buys 140 acres in Glendale for $53M

LPC Desert West, the Southwest arm of Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co., has completed a $53 million, 140-acre land acquisition in Glendale, Arizona for its next mega metro Phoenix industrial project, Luke Field. The $515 million, 2.3 million-square-foot development is bordered by Litchfield Road, Northern Avenue, the new Northern Parkway and Luke Air Force Base. It is minutes from the Loop 303.When complete, Luke F...

LPC Desert West, the Southwest arm of Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co., has completed a $53 million, 140-acre land acquisition in Glendale, Arizona for its next mega metro Phoenix industrial project, Luke Field. The $515 million, 2.3 million-square-foot development is bordered by Litchfield Road, Northern Avenue, the new Northern Parkway and Luke Air Force Base. It is minutes from the Loop 303.

When complete, Luke Field will include three buildings totaling 1.26 million square feet, 604,000 square feet and 416,000 square feet. All buildings will have the same high-end “creative industrial” amenities that LPC has become known for through other award-winning industrial projects, such as the nearby Park303.

Luke Field is named after the adjacent Luke Air Force Base, home to the 56th Fighter Wing, part of the Air Education and Training Command, the largest fighter wing in the U.S. Air Force.

“We have a history of connection to Luke Air Force Base, so the ability to purchase this land and develop near the base, within this powerhouse industrial submarket, is something we will truly enjoy,” said Lincoln Property Company Senior Executive Vice President David Krumwiede, who along with LPC Vice President John Orsak have both served as an Honorary Commanders for Luke’s 56th Fighter Wing.

“Our industrial projects build above and beyond in quality and modern capability. This project will be no different,” said Orsak. “We have countless global industrial users looking to establish major operations within the Loop 303 and Northern Parkway corridors. Luke Field is designed to attract those tenants and the economic and employment stability that they represent for the Valley.”

Features of Luke Field will include 40’ clear height, touchless technology throughout, 25’ tall glass entries, 3,000 amps of power (expandable), automated dock doors, steel moment frame shear bracing and generous 5’ x 10’ clerestory windows on all elevations, providing sky views and shifting natural light. Indoor/outdoor amenities will include barbeque stations, a shaded outdoor eating area and employee collaboration spaces. The project will provide extensive car and secure trailer parking.

Luke Field sits directly next to the Northern Parkway, a new, 12.5 mile, high-capacity roadway that allows employees and trucks to circumvent traffic on Interstate 10. Northern Parkway also provides a direct, rapid connection between the Loop 303 and Loop 101/US 60/Grand Avenue. The combination offers strategic regional transportation connections for logistics-centric users, including destinations such as the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the west, and Nevada and other mountain states to the north.

Corporate neighbors to Luke Field include Walmart, Boeing, Microsoft, White Claw, XPO Logistics, UPS, REI, SubZero, Daimler-Benz, Red Bull, Ball Corporation, Aldi and Williams Sonoma.

Construction on Luke Field is scheduled to begin Q4 2022 and complete Q1 2024. All three buildings will be constructed in a single phase. Butler Design Group is the architect for Luke Field. A general contractor has not yet been selected.

To discuss leasing, investment or property management opportunities with Lincoln Property Company in the Desert West region, please call David Krumwiede or John Orsak at (602) 912-8888.

VAI Resort in Glendale will become Arizona’s biggest hotel

VAI Resort, the largest hotel and entertainment destination in Arizona, is set to open in late Spring of 2023. With the mission to bring a water oasis to the desert, VAI Resort will be the premiere daylife and nightlife destination in the country.VAI Resort is currently under construction near State Farm Stadium in Glendale.VAI Resort will feature over 1,200 luxury hotel suites and rooms, a large state of the art 360-degree concert stage, 13 elevated fine dining concepts, flowing white sand beaches, and pristine Caribbean-blue ...

VAI Resort, the largest hotel and entertainment destination in Arizona, is set to open in late Spring of 2023. With the mission to bring a water oasis to the desert, VAI Resort will be the premiere daylife and nightlife destination in the country.

VAI Resort is currently under construction near State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

VAI Resort will feature over 1,200 luxury hotel suites and rooms, a large state of the art 360-degree concert stage, 13 elevated fine dining concepts, flowing white sand beaches, and pristine Caribbean-blue water. A 52,000 square foot island will be a center point for this unique 60-acre entertainment resort.

READ ALSO: Ranking Arizona: Top 10 resorts for 2022

Previously announced as Crystal Lagoons, VAI Resort has transformed into Arizona’s first multi-dimensional entertainment mecca.

“Growing up in Arizona, it’s always been my dream to bring some of the best attractions from around the world right to our doorstep,” said Grant Fisher, President of VAI Resort. “From the vibes of Mykonos and Tulum, to the beaches of Miami, to the concerts and parties of Las Vegas, to the ultra-modern attractions of Dubai, we’re bringing the best of the best to VAI Resort right here in the heart of Glendale.”

VAI Resort will host top artists with more than 100 events annually. This one-of-a-kind development features the Country’s largest man-made private party island. The Resort also boasts a 400-foot tethered balloon for guests to take in breathtaking views of the Valley of the Sun. The unique concept and combination of attractions is slated to put the state of Arizona on an international travelers’ list.

“As most Arizona residents head out of state in the hot summer months, VAI Resort will bring the beach and refreshing water to their backyard,” continued Mr. Fisher. “There will be no need to go anywhere else!”

VAI Resort will create more than 1,800 new jobs for Glendale and have a far-reaching economic benefit for the region.

“When you pick your partners well, you can expect great things to happen,” said Glendale City Manager, Kevin Phelps. “That’s precisely what we’re experiencing with VAI Resort. Mr. Fisher’s increased investment and enhanced vision for this world-class property will truly cement the City of Glendale here in the valley, the state and the country as a top entertainment destination.”

Set to attract travelers from all around the globe, VAI Resort showcases one of the largest 360-degree immersive concert venues in the world designed by TAIT. Concert goers will have the unique opportunity to experience the shows directly from their own private luxury hotel room balconies. With over 170 stage-facing hotel room suites, guests will be able to experience incredible shows like never before.

“TAIT sets the standard for world-class live experiences,” said Howard Weiss, Vice President of Entertainment. “They truly bring extraordinary ideas to life. Having them as our partner allows us to bring in some of the biggest talent from around the globe. Expect to see show-stopper lineups of A-list performers, comedians, and top of the line DJ’s here at VAI.”

With world-class entertainment, expansive white sand beaches, luxury hotel suites, and experiential restaurants, VAI Resort is truly elevating the hospitality game. In addition, VAI also offers a 20,000 square foot extravagant spa and wellness center, elegant wedding chapel and over 40,000 square feet of flexible ballrooms and meeting spaces.

“Our goal is to pair this amazing new resort with a great service culture, so that our guests enjoy luxury entertainment in a friendly and fun way,” said Mike McLellan, Chief Operating Officer of VAI Resort. “Across our unmatched range of indulgences, we know you’ll enjoy VAI’s unique hospitality.”

Designed as a truly immersive playground for all ages, the resort will also be home to the first Mattel Adventure Park. Families can also enjoy gorgeous public beaches and endless amusement.

Arizona Coyotes close out time at Gila River Arena in Glendale

GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Tonight marked the end of an era for the Arizona Coyotes. After 19 years, the team played its final game at Gila River Arena in Glendale. Next year, the Coyotes will head to the East Valley and play at ASU’s rink in Tempe while they seek to build a permanent home in the city.“Let’s go Coyotes!” shouted Sandra and Gloria Trevino as they waited in line for the regular-season finale.The Trevinos have been going to games at Gila River Arena since the team moved here 19 years...

GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Tonight marked the end of an era for the Arizona Coyotes. After 19 years, the team played its final game at Gila River Arena in Glendale. Next year, the Coyotes will head to the East Valley and play at ASU’s rink in Tempe while they seek to build a permanent home in the city.

“Let’s go Coyotes!” shouted Sandra and Gloria Trevino as they waited in line for the regular-season finale.

The Trevinos have been going to games at Gila River Arena since the team moved here 19 years ago. “I moved out to this neighborhood when they announced they were going to break ground on this arena,” Sandra said. “So, it’s a loss.”

“Was there any way you were missing this game?” I asked. “No way,” Gloria responded. “Even if I had to get an Uber!”

The end of this season brings a strained relationship between the Coyotes and the city of Glendale to a close. “I think it’s regretful that the Coyotes could never quite find a way to see what a great community Glendale is and where Glendale is going,” Glendale city manager Kevin Phelps said.

Phelps says the city is already looking ahead to a new, remodeled arena that will be the Valley’s destination for live music. “If we can do that successfully, we think we’ll be very attractive in terms of attracting acts and events to our arena,” Phelps said.

As for the Coyotes’ front office, they’re also looking forward to a new opportunity, a new chance to expand their fanbase in Tempe. “The centrality of Tempe,” Coyotes President and CEO Xavier Gutierrez said. “You’re really talking about this hub and it’s the center of where you’re seeing corporate growth and where you’re seeing so many innovative companies. And so we’re excited about it.”

But before moving forward, leave it to Coyotes legend Shane Doan to soak in one final night at the arena where his jersey hangs from the rafters. “The fans of the Coyotes, we appreciate the West Valley and how much enthusiasm has been here,” Doan said. “It’s been an incredible ride, and we just want to say thank you. Thank you very much.”

Copyright 2022 KTVK/KPHO. All rights reserved.

Ak-Chin, Gila River, Avnet announced as AZ Super Bowl Host Cmte. partners

GLENDALE, AZ — The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has announced three new partners as we get closer to the February 2023 event in Glendale.Ak-Chin, Gila River Indian Communities, and Avnet are now official partners of the Host Committee.Officials say the partnerships will each elevate Super Bowl LVII because they all share the vision of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee in delivering a premiere experience and creating lasting social and economic impact across local communities.Avnet, a leading global technol...

GLENDALE, AZ — The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has announced three new partners as we get closer to the February 2023 event in Glendale.

Ak-Chin, Gila River Indian Communities, and Avnet are now official partners of the Host Committee.

Officials say the partnerships will each elevate Super Bowl LVII because they all share the vision of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee in delivering a premiere experience and creating lasting social and economic impact across local communities.

Avnet, a leading global technology distributor and solutions provider will showcase its technologies during events leading up to the Super Bowl.

“Partnering with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is a unique way for Avnet to further engage with the community where we are headquartered and to support the committee’s mission of maximizing the positive impacts on the Arizona community,” said Avnet CEO Phil Gallagher.

Ak-Chin Indian Community, located in the Santa Cruz Valley, is partnering with the Super Bowl for its second time. The group will help spotlight and recognize Arizona non-profit organizations that create unique programs and positive impacts in the education and health and wellness space.

“Ak-Chin Indian Community has always believed in the power of investing in Arizona and its future,” said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Robert Miguel. “We are thrilled to once again partner with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and look forward to having Super Bowl LVII serve as a point of pride for all Arizonans and the 22 Tribal Nations who call Arizona their home.”

Gila River Indian Community, home to the indigenous O’otham and Pee Posh people, will host a large family-friendly fan event, including a “Community Day” specifically for Gila Community members.

"The Gila River Indian Community looks forward to again being a sponsor of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee to showcase a world-class event for football fans and Community members," said Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis. "Working in collaboration with the host committee, the National Football League and our fellow sponsors, we intend to show off why Arizona, our tribal nations and the Gila River entertainment properties draw millions of visitors from all around the world. Super Bowl LVII will be a game and experience like no other, and we are proud to be part of such an amazing event.”

This marks the fourth time Arizona has hosted the Super Bowl. The last Super Bowl hosted in Arizona in 2015 saw 120,000 visitors traveling to join the festivities in person, resulting in an economic impact totaling $719 million.

Copyright 2022 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Mexican National Team announces June friendly soccer match against Uruguay in Glendale

Two decades ago, on Feb. 13, 2002, the Mexican national team played its first-ever game in Arizona. With State Farm Stadium still four years from completion, El Tri lost to Yugoslavia on a makeshift pitch awkwardly fit into what was then Bank One Ballpark.Still, they drew over 40,000 fans, packing the Diamondbacks’ stadium with red, white and green.That match, just a decade after the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) shifted towards hosting the majority of its friendlies north of the border, offered a glimp...

Two decades ago, on Feb. 13, 2002, the Mexican national team played its first-ever game in Arizona. With State Farm Stadium still four years from completion, El Tri lost to Yugoslavia on a makeshift pitch awkwardly fit into what was then Bank One Ballpark.

Still, they drew over 40,000 fans, packing the Diamondbacks’ stadium with red, white and green.

That match, just a decade after the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) shifted towards hosting the majority of its friendlies north of the border, offered a glimpse of what games in Phoenix could look like. In 2005, El Tri returned, beating Hungary, 2-0, at the newly renamed Chase Field.

A year later, State Farm Stadium opened, bringing a whole new world of possibilities for the presence of the country’s most popular soccer team in the Valley. Since then, Mexico has played in Arizona 10 more times, including nine at the Cardinals’ stadium.

This summer, they’ll add another Phoenix-area game, playing Uruguay in Glendale at 7 p.m. on June 2. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on April 18 at MexTour.org.

The match, which was announced Tuesday, is part of Mexico’s four friendlies over the summer as it prepares for the World Cup in Qatar in November. The other three games will be against Nigeria, Ecuador and Paraguay in Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta, respectively. Mexico is also playing Guatemala in Orlando in April, but that match is outside of FIFA’s international windows and will feature a limited squad.

Given this summer’s UEFA Nations League and a desire to avoid replaying matches against rivals from CONCACAF — Mexico’s qualifying region — El Tri was mostly restricted to playing opponents from South America, Asia or Africa for its summer friendlies. Initially, Argentina had been rumored as a potential opponent but that changed when the two nations were drawn together in Group C at the World Cup.

“We need to bear in mind that you have to consider your possibilities,” Mexico manager Tata Martino said through a translator. “You cannot always achieve what you want, but considering the possibilities of the rivals with so many matches going around in the world, we are satisfied — we are happy with the summer we are going to have.”

While Martino is primarily focused on the opponents, selecting locations was an equally critical piece of the puzzle for FMF. Unsurprisingly, all four summer host cities have modern NFL stadiums and significant numbers of Mexican residents.

But for FMF president Yon de Luisa, Phoenix’s history as a host for El Tri played an even larger role than its on-paper qualifications. Just this past summer, Mexico sold out State Farm Stadium for a 3-0 win over Honduras in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

“Phoenix, no doubt that it is a fantastic stadium,” de Luisa said. “We have been there many times. And also the fanbase in Phoenix is fantastic for us. It is a venue where every year we look forward to coming back and this year, there's no doubt that having a match with an opponent the size of Uruguay is going to be a fantastic, fantastic for us.”

Although six of Mexico’s 12 all-time matches in Phoenix have come in competitive tournaments rather than friendlies, the timing of this summer’s match just five months before the World Cup adds a new layer of significance. For Mexico, these friendlies serve as a critical proving ground.

In CONCACAF only the U.S. and Canada possess comparable talent to El Tri, which features the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez, Napoli winger Chucky Lozano and Atletico Madrid midfielder Hector Herrera.

So while Martino guided his team to qualification with a second-place finish in the eight-team final round, he remains under heavy criticism for picking up just two points from four qualifying games against the U.S. and Canada after losing to the U.S. twice in tournament finals last summer.

“To recover the level we had in the early years of this process,” Martino said of his goals for the summer. “It is quite clear that being together and not being under the pressure of results in a World Cup qualifier, when it is good to play well but it is even better if you do it with results. We were unable to play well but we got results so we will have the possibility of working more comfortably and making corrections over the course (of the summer).”

Mexico, though, did find better form toward the end of the qualifying cycle, with four wins and two draws over its final six games.

Uruguay, meanwhile, finished third in CONMEBOL qualifying, behind only Brazil and Argentina. La Celeste is reaching the end of a golden generation that’s led them to the knockout rounds of three straight World Cups but still offers a formidable opponent for Mexico.

Striker Luis Suarez, in particular, is a cut above any attacking threats El Tri has faced in CONCACAF.

Neither Suarez nor his teammates, though, will be entirely unfamiliar to Mexico. The two teams last played in a 2018 friendly that Uruguay won, 4-1. Two years earlier, they faced off in a Copa America Centenario group stage match in Glendale — the ninth of El Tri’s Arizona visits.

On that day, 60,025 fans watched a 3-1 Mexico win.

Theo Mackie covers Arizona high school sports and Phoenix Rising FC. He can be reached by email at theo.mackie@gannett.com and on Twitter @theo_mackie.

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