The University of Phoenix Stadium, located in the warm suburb of Glendale, AZ, has become a true soccer destination in the recent years, hosting the Mexican National Team as well as the U.S. Men’s National Team in several friendly games and regional tournaments like the Gold Cup. Yet, this summer, the University of Phoenix Stadium will host its biggest soccer event ever when Copa America makes a stop a the home of the Cardinals. Here we give you directions to University of Phoenix Stadium as well as other useful information to plan your trip to the game.
The marquee South American tournament is a spectacle soccer fans will dread missing, but no worries; we got you covered. Above you will find out how to get to the stadium as well as how to buy cheap tickets to travel to the Phoenix area.
The action at the University of Phoenix Stadium begins on June 5 when Mexico makes its Copa America debut against Uruguay. Then on June 8, Ecuador takes the pitch in a derby versus Peru. Finally, the University of Phoenix will host the third place game June 25, one day before the final match at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Whether you live in the Phoenix area, a nearby city like Tucson or Flagstaff, or further away, Wanderu can help you get to Glendale for the games. First, go to Wanderu.com to find the cheapest bus and train tickets to travel to Phoenix , then follow the directions to University of Phoenix Stadium below to find your way to the match.
Below you will find a complete guide on how to get to Phoenix by bus or train from anywhere in the U.S., and how to get to the University of Phoenix Stadium from the main transportation centers in the city. It’s time for soccer!
How to Get to Phoenix from Your Location
Phoenix is the most popular travel destination in Arizona. You can easily travel to Phoenix from different destinations in the West Coast much as Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas, with many carriers such as Greyhound, Amtrak and Tufesa. Moreover, companies like Greyhound offer daily service into the city from hubs all over the U.S., like Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta and New York City. Check out Wanderu’s 200+ bus and train routes to Phoenix to find the cheapest way to get into town from anywhere in the country.
Directions to University of Phoenix Stadium
When you travel to Phoenix, most buses and trains will drop you off in Central City, near the downtown area. Once you’re there, you will travel 20 miles northwest to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The address of the stadium is 1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale, AZ 85305.
Although the stadium is located in the suburbs outside the Phoenix city limits, it is accesible via public transportation. There are different local buses that you can take to Glendale – all operated by Valley Metro. If you take a bus, I will take you around one hour and 45 minutes to arrive at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
If time is an issue for you, you can take a car service like Uber for Central City to Glendale. I will cost around $20-$30 and get you there in 25 minutes.
Amtrak & Greyhound passengers
The bus or train will drop you off at the Greyhound Station on 2225 E Buckeye Road. From the station, you can walk to the 24th Street & Buckeye Road bus stop to take the 70 bus towards Glendale/99th Avenue.
These are the directions that you will follow to walk to the bus stop from the Greyhound Station:
From there you will take the 70 bus towards Glendale (89 stops) and get off at the Glendale Avenue & 95th Avenue stop. This is the route the bus will take:
When you get to the Glendale Avenue & 95th Avenue stop, you will be a short walk away from the University of Phoenix Stadium (around half a mile). Here is a map of how to get to the stadium:
The bus will drop you off at a station on W McDowell Road and 27th Avenue (the extact address is 1670 N 27th Avenue). From there you will need to take two buses from the to get to the University of Phoenix Stadium. It will take around one hour and 40 minutes to get there.
First, you will walk from the station to the 27th Avenue & McDowell Road stop to catch the 27 bus towards Deer Valley.
There are the directions that you will follow to walk to bus stop from the station:
There you will catch the 27 bus towards Deer Valley and get off at the 27th Avenue and Glendale Avenue stop (20 stops). There is the route that the bus will take:
At the 27th Avenue & Glendale Avenue Stop, you will catch the 70 bus towards Glendale and get off at the Glendale Avenue and 95th Avenue stop (41 stops). From there, follow the directions above to walk to the University of Phoenix Stadium.
About Valley Metro Fares: A single-ride on the Valley Metro bus costs $2 while a day-pass is $4 if you purchase it in advance or $6 if you purchase it on the bus. When you ride the bus, you can pay your fare in cash. If you wish to purchase a pass with a debit or credit card, you can do so online by visiting the Valley Metro website. You can find more information about Valley Metro fares here.
Now that you have all the information you need to plan you summer outing, it’s time to head to the University of Phoenix Stadium to watch some world-class soccer. Visit Wanderu.com to save $$ on your ride and prepare to enjoy the beautiful game. Also, check out our customized Phoenix summer guide to learn about some cool places you can visit while you’re in town.
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