2016 Fiesta Bowl, January 1, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium
The 45th Annual Fiesta Bowl kicks-off New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. MST. Two top ranked teams, selected by the College Football Playoffs committee, will face off against each other in this exciting match up. Now, more than 40 years later, the Fiesta Bowl has hosted seven national championship games and has become an integral part of college football’s postseason. “It is very apparent to me why the Fiesta Bowl continues to be the most sought after bowl game in college football” said Boise State head football coach Chris Peterson, who has led his team to a pair of Fiesta Bowl victories. Visit for tickets or info.
Hosted at Glendale’s prestigious University of Phoenix Stadium, the Fiesta Bowl is a pillar of the Arizona community and the perfect way to kick off 2016! To help get you in the Fiesta Bowl spirit, be sure to check out the Fiesta Bowl Parade and the Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk.
2016 Cactus Bowl, January 2, 2016
The 27th Annual Cactus Bowl makes an exciting transition to Chase Field this year! Returning to the famed venue for the first time since 2005, the January 2, 2016 game will kick off at 8:15 p.m. MST and will match up selections from the Big 12 and Pac 12. Last year’s game featured the Washington Huskies and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who will it be this year? Visit for tickets or info.
College Football Playoff National Championship: January 11, 2016
Held: University of Phoenix Stadium
The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship is the national championship game of the 2015 college football season, scheduled to take place on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. (EST) at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. It will be the second College Football Playoff National Championship, which caps the College Football Playoff and is the culmination of the 2015–16 bowl season. The teams playing in the national championship will be the winners of the two semifinal games, the 2015 Orange Bowl and the 2015 Cotton Bowl.
Barrett Jackson Car Collector Auction: January 23-January 31, 2016
Held at: Westworld Scottsdale
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. The company produces the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions in Scottsdale, AZ, Palm Beach, FL, Reno, NV, and Las Vegas, NV, where hundreds of the world’s most sought after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience.
In 2015, Barrett-Jackson shattered world records and reached historic high during the Scottsdale auction. Barrett-Jackson recorded more than $130 million in vehicle sales and world record $6.55 million in automotive memorabilia sales, making it the highest auction in sales to date. The Ron Pratte Collection alone brought in over $40.44 million in vehicle and automotive memorabilia sales. “This year’s Scottsdale auction was on a scale unlike anything in our 44 year history” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett Jackson.
Waste Management Phoenix Open: February 1-February 7, 2016
Held: TPC of Scottsdale
Known as “The Greatest Show on Grass”, the Waste Management Phoenix Open sports the largest crowds on the PGA Tour. The event has gained legendary status for being unlike any other golf tournament. The 16th Hole is one of the most famous and well-known holes on the tour. Come tournament week the hole is completely transformed into a stadium with enough room to entertain 15,000 screaming fans.
And the fun doesn’t stop there. When the sun sets and the golf game ends, the party heats up at the Coors Light Bird’s Nest. It has brought some of the biggest names in music over the years including, Kid Rock, Afrojack, Darius Rucker, and Capital Cities’. For four nights the Bird’s Nest is the hottest nightclub in Scottsdale and carries a legendary status on the PGA Tour. This year’s lineup includes the American country pop music group, Rascal Flatts, country singer and songwriter, Dierks Bentley, Robin Thicke, and more. Combine that with 132 of the top golfers on the PGA Tour including Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, and Brandt Snedeker, just to name a few…no wonder this event has grown to what it is today!
Spring Training – March 2016
Held at: Scottsdale Stadium & Salt River Fields
Spring Training baseball under the warm Arizona sun has been a tradition for devoted fans since 1947. Scottsdale is home to the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, and Arizona Diamondbacks. The San Francisco Giants play in the heart of downtown Scottsdale at Scottsdale Stadium. A short drive north the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, along Scottsdale’s border with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Come support your team during 2016 spring training! With recurring daily schedules: check the schedule