Even with discussions around new arenas, moving teams and other uncertainties, Arizona sport’s teams continue to give the impression that the state is a place where sports can thrive while also giving a boost to the communities that surround the teams.

“I think with the Cardinals we’ve seen that they’re supported, we’ve seen with the Diamondbacks and the Suns their support. And frankly with soccer, it’s been great to see the support out there. So, I do think that we actually have the fortune of actually seeing it happen here and there is support for it,” said Travis J. Leach, co-practice leader for the Ballard Spahr sports firm in Phoenix.

Leach said that the population base of Phoenix supports all the different professional sports franchises and that people do have an “appetite” for the different sports the city has to offer. There’s even the possibility of Arizona getting its own professional soccer team, which also leaves questions as to how another sports team may find a home for its games.

The Coyotes, Arizona’s NHL team, and the Cardinals, the NFL team, both currently play in Glendale.

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