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City Guide

Phoenix

Glendale, a suburb of Phoenix, is home to Copa America matches between Mexico and Uruguay, as well as Ecuador and Peru. University of Phoenix Stadium will also be host to the third place match, so expect plenty of talent from the likes of Chicharito and Luis Suarez to show out in the Valley of The Sun. If there’s ever a symbol of how fast soccer is growing in the States, look no further than in Phoenix — World famous DJ and Grammy winning music producer Diplo helped lead an investment group to fund pro-team Arizona United, and the city was at one point in time on the shortlist to host a World Cup in the future. Join us as we take you through a few spots that you might want to check out if you plan on coming down.

WHERE TO WATCH A GAME

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Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub is the premiere Irish restaurant in the Phoenix area. They show European soccer matches during the year, so Copa America is definitely a go. Don’t forget to get a signature pint of Guinness while you’re there.

George and Dragon With 21 years in business, George and Dragon Pub is a great destination for those looking to hang and watch any sport.

WHERE TO BUY GEAR

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Soccer Locker Soccer Locker is one of the few spots that also has an indoor field attached to it, so you can get yourself a new set of cleats and immediately try them out. With 25 years of experience, they’ll be more than helpful with getting you set for Copa America.

Soccer Mall Soccer Mall has been supplying the Valley since 2000, they customize boots and shirts, and have an awesome selection. Come through to get your gear and show them some love.

WHERE TO PLAY PICKUP

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Roadrunner Park This quiet spot features a farmers market nearby, so you can fill up after an intense game in that Arizona sun.

Chaparral Park Resting in nearby Scottsdale, Chaparall features full sized soccer fields for you to run a game. Again, we can’t stress how hot June in Arizona will be, so plan accordingly.

WHERE TO BE A TOURIST

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Heard Museum Heard Museum is one of the best Native American Art and History museums in the country. This 289-acre sanctuary works with various tribes in the area to preserve the rich history of one of the cultures that are woven into the fabric of our country.

Desert Botanical Garden Designed to help its visitors understand the natural beauty of the desert, the Desert Botanical Garden has had exhibits on display for the last 70 years. There’s more to the desert than just cacti and sand.

Grand Canyon Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is an expanse of 277 miles of rock and stone. We really can’t explain just how cool the location is, so we just advise you see it for yourself.

WHAT TO DO ON MATCHDAY

According to many of the players who have taken the field, University of Phoenix Stadium is one of the best locations to play soccer in the United States. The venue has hosted plenty of US National Team matches and, most recently, was home to a double header in last year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. An Interactive Fan Zone will bring you closer to the action along with music and other games. Your Copa America Experience in the desert should be fantastic, be sure to tell your friends!

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