Desert Diamond Arena

indoor multi-purpose entertainment arena located in Glendale, Arizona, USA
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The Desert Diamond Arena is a sports arena in Glendale, Arizona. The arena opened on December 26, 2003, and was the home of the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League until the end of the 2021-2022 (NHL) season. The arena was originally known as Glendale Arena until online company acquired naming rights in late 2006 for 10 years, which cost a reported $30 million. The building became Arena on January 1, 2007. In 2014, the team ended the contract with and reached a new deal with the Gila River Casinos, owned by a local tribe of Native Americans. The new arena name became official on September 10, 2014 and he arena was renamed Gila River Arena.[1] On August 23, 2022, Desert Diamond Casino would purchase the naming rights for the arena and it would be renamed the Desert Diamond Arena.[2]

Outside of the Desert Diamond Arena when it was known as Gila River Arena

The arena currently seats 17,125 people (17,534 with standing room). The Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) also played in the arena from 2003 to 2007.


  1. "It's Official: Gila River Arena is New Name for Coyotes Home Rink" (Press release). Arizona Coyotes. September 10, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  2. "Former Coyotes arena in Glendale gets a new name". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved December 6, 2023.

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