University of Arizona Athletics
A member of the Pac-10 conference since 1978, now the Pac 12, the University of Arizona proudly competes in 8 men's and 9 women's intercollegiate sports. Our athletic facilities are known far and wide. Arizona Stadium seats 52,000 people; Wildcat Field holds 9,000; and of course, our 1997 NCAA Basketball Champions train and play at McKale Memorial Center, home to 14,341 screaming fans. Season and individual ticket packages are available. For information on football, basketball and baseball, please call
(520) 621-2411 or click here:
Won the 1997 insight.com Bowl (formerly the Copper
Won the 1997 NCAA Championships. This season promises to be just as exciting. Can we repeat? Capacity crowds and fervent fans know we can!
The Cats have enjoyed several national championships. Never count them out!
Our LadyCats won the World Series as well as other national championships and have been in the top 5 for the past ten years. Playing their hearts out at Sancet Field, this is one of the most exciting teams to watch.
The University does not support the Icecats; they are a club team and compete on the club level. Call
(520) 791-4266 for more information; season and individual tickets available.
Professional Golf Tournaments in late winter.
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros
or, the Celebration of the Cowboys
Every year, Tucson welcomes the largest mid-winter outdoor rodeo in the United States. It is proceeded by the longest non-mechanized parade in the world. The rodeo lasts for four days and attracts world-caliber riders and ropers from the entire rodeo circuit.
Tucson Greyhound Park
Live greyhound racing year round in an enclosed, temperature regulated grandstand. Clubhouse dining facilities.
Rillito Park Racetrack
Thoroughbred and Quarter horse racing in the spring.
With 350 sunny days per year, Tucson is a golf mecca regardless of your age or abilities. There are thirty-five courses in and around Tucson. Most are desert courses designed to keep grass at a minimum and still create a rigorous round.
One of Tucson's favorite sports! There are courts all over town; lighted, clay and hard surfaced. Public courts are available at several city parks, the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, several high schools, three public tennis centers plus private clubs. The Tucson Racquet Club alone has 35 lighted courts!
Bike shops are prevalent in our bicycle-friendly city. There are many bicycle paths for scenic rides as well as basic transportation. Bike route maps are available at every local bicycling shop or at all public libraries. Rentals are also available for occasional riders. The Annual El Tour De Tucson is held each November and cyclists can ride as little as 5 miles or as many as 104 on a safe and challenging course around the city.
Several companies offer rides and excursions around Southern Arizona, generally in the spring and fall.
The Tucson Running Club sponsors sanctioned and fun runs practically every weekend. There are many private clubs that sponsor activities as well. Our dry climate keeps runners comfortable all year round. Reid Park, in central Tucson, has a wonderful jogging path as does the University and several other parks. Plus the Riverwalk paths.
As Tucson sits in a valley surrounded by five mountain ranges, hiking trails abound! You can be as challenged or as relaxed as you desire. Trailheads begin five minutes from the north/central part of Tucson; or drive to Redington Pass or Mount Lemmon for a change of pace. There are several hiking organizations and a new local map is available each year at local sporting goods stores.
Skiing is just 35 miles north of Tucson at the top of Mount Lemmon. Ski Valley ((520) 576-1400) is proud to be the southernmost ski slope in North America. It is an approximately 45 minute drive away and offers downhill and cross-country trails. The chair lift operates year round for sightseers as well.