Glendale, AZ Meeting Planning Overview
Looking for a meeting spot with a built-in sports theme? Desert vistas, historic downtown charm, modern amenities, and state-of-the-art sporting and entertainment facilities are found in Glendale, a northwest Phoenix suburb set within a 20-minute drive of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Home the Arizona Cardinals professional football team and Phoenix Coyotes professional hockey team, Glendale is a sports-heavy locale bolstered by rich entertainment, shopping, and dining options; a number of parks and recreation options; and family-friendly activities perfect for meeting travelers.
Visitors to Glendale can fly in via the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which provides nonstop service to more than 80 domestic and 22 international markets. Once in the area, visitors can easily ride the Glendale Transit system throughout the Glendale and Phoenix area.
Glendale meeting venues include the sprawling Glendale Civic Center, a 40,000-square-foot facility surrounded by lush gardens and located within walking distance of historic downtown Glendale shopping and dining. The Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, conveniently located to the entertainment-rich Westgate Entertainment District and University of Phoenix Stadium, features more than 100,000 square feet of event space in 30 rooms, while the Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center offers 40,000 square feet of meeting space from its Thunderbird School of Global Management campus setting.
Meeting travelers can also gather at Glendale's renowned University of Phoenix Stadium, the home field for the Arizona Cardinals and the home of the only rollout field and retractable roof; the Gila River Arena, home to the Arizona Coyotes; and the unique Camelback Ranch; the spring training home for the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, complete with 13 full baseball fields, walking trails, landscaped grounds, and much more.