Whether you are a sports participant or spectator, Tucson offers a wide variety of activities. With year-round mild temperatures, the outdoors has become a way of life. From baseball at Hi Corbett Field to tennis on any of the numerous courts, there is
certainly a sport for everyone. And, if you are a golfer, you will think Tucson is heaven. See Golf Course Directory on page 29.
Sports & Recreation for the Spectator
Springtime brings the Colorado Rockies to Hi Corbett Field in Reid Park during March and early April for training, 327-9467.
The Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks, 520-434-1367, train in Tucson at Tucson Electric Park, an 11,000-seat stadium at Kino Sports Park, Ajo Way and Country Club Road. From April through August, fans can enjoy the Tucson Sidewinders, the Arizona Diamondback's AAA farm team, 434-1021.
Collegiate baseball is also an exciting sport with the University of Arizona's Wildcats at Sancett Field, 621-2287.
While there's no pro team in Tucson, fans are devoted to the university's Wildcats who slam dunk their way under coach Lute Olson. The team won the NCAA championship in 1997. Games take place at the McKale Memorial Center on campus, 621-2287.
Again, no pro team, but for football excitement, catch the Wildcats for inter-collegiate football at the University of Arizona Stadium, 621-2287. All university teams play in the Pacific 10 Conference.
Hockey fans can watch the University of Arizona's Icecats at the Tucson Convention Center, 791-4266. Tucson Gila Monsters- WCHL, 791-4266.
Year-round greyhound racing can be enjoyed at the Tucson Greyhound Park, 2601 S. 3rd Avenue in South Tucson, 884-7576. This track has a climate-controlled clubhouse with dining plus a grandstand.
For some of the most exciting stock car racing in the southwest, head for Tucson Raceway Park, 12500 S. Houghton Road, 762-9200. Races take place every Saturday night. March through November.
One of the largest mid-winter outdoor rodeos in the United States is hosted by Tucson Rodeo Administration, 4823 S. 6th Avenue, 294-8896, and is a not-to-be-missed event. La Fiesta de los Vaqueros draws some of the best riders and ropers on the circuit. 520-294-1280
The WGC/Accenture Match Play Championship (PGA), is played at the Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain. The Tucson Conquistadors, a non-profit organization, is a longtime sponsor, 571-0400.
Sports & Recreation for the Participant
With 350 sunny days per year, Tucson is a perfect destination for golfers of all abilities. There are over forty courses - public and private -either in Tucson or within a short drive. These desert courses are designed to keep grass at a scant ninety acres.
Tennis is also a popular pastime. The Tucson area is dotted with courts-lighted, hard surface and clay. There are public courts at the University of Arizona, Pima Community College and high schools. The city of Tucson oversees three public tennis centers:
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