ARIZONA SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION
ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH SPORTS
The Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission is one of the oldest Sports Commissions in the United States. ASEC is led by a volunteer board of directors made up of many of the Valley’s top community leaders. It is the goal of ASEC to make Arizona the country’s number one sports destination. Home to the marquis venues such as: US Airways Center, Chase Field, Jobing.com Arena, University of Phoenix Stadium, University of Arizona, Arizona State University’s myriad of facilities and hundreds of amateur fields and facilities, the Valley of the Sun can accommodate any and all premiere events.
Grand Canyon State Games
University of Phoenix
Lori Piestewa National Native Games
OUR DEDICATED PARTNERS
We partner with many extraordinary companies and organizations throughout Arizona. Without these partners’ passion and talent we are able to do far more than we could alone. We would like to thank every one of our partners for their support and their commitment in helping us be great.
About Arizona Sports Hall of Fame
The Arizona Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1957 by the Phoenix Press Box Association. The Association held 36 induction ceremonies before ceasing operations in 1991. The Phoenix Press Box Association, partnered with the Maricopa County Sports Authority for the official “changing of the guard” of the custodianship of The Arizona Sports Hall of Fame and the Sports Award Dinners. In 2007, the Maricopa County Sports Authority changed its name to the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission and again in 2015 to the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission, which still today owns and operates the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.
About Grand Canyon State Games
Get Up! Get Active! Get Involved! Get Healthy!
The Grand Canyon State Games is a multi-sport Olympic Festival for Arizona amateur athletes of all ages and abilities. The Games is organized by the Arizona Sports Council and is affiliated with 47 other state games throughout the United States. It is sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee through the National Congress of State Games. The Games seeks to provide Arizonans with an avenue for personal development through sports.
Dan Majerle was originally selected with the 14th overall pick by the Suns in the 1988 NBA draft. Majerle quickly became a permanent fan favorite while playing eight seasons in Phoenix. A Phoenix Suns legend and Ring of Honor inductee, Dan was just named the new Head Coach of the Grand Canyon University Antelopes. He made his broadcast debut working for TNT during the 2003 NBA Playoffs and has also worked for ESPN and ABC.
About National Native American Games
The Lori Piestewa National Native Games is the largest competitions of its kind. Each year more than 3,077 athletes and approximately 11,500 spectators come to eastern Maricopa County to compete in the menu of seven different sports. The Lori Piestewa National Native Games consist of 94 tribes, 157 cities, 22 states and 3 countries.
Universtiy of Phoenix Lori Piestewa National Native Games
LP National Games Recent News
The Lori Piestewa National Native Games will take place July 21st through the 23rd.
Registration opens May 1st.
Pfc. Lori Piestewa
Lori Piestewa was a U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps soldier who was killed in 2003 during an Iraqi Army attack. Piestewa, a Hopi, was the first Native American woman in U.S. history to die in combat while serving in the military.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2016 Nova Home Loans AZ Bowl Game.
Congratulations to our winners-the Air Force!
Final score: Air Force-45 Alabama-21
DECEMBER 30, 2016
About NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
The Arizona Bowl follows the tradition of the Copper Bowl, which was held at Arizona Stadium from 1990-1999. The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl was sanction in March 2015 as the 41st NCAA college football game. Which is held at the newly renovated Arizona Stadium– home of the Arizona Wildcats. NOVA Home Loans has become dedicated to the promote the event to build community engagement and support in the Tucson area. In addition to attracting the attention of football fans from around the country to Tucson
NOVA Home Loans chairman and CEO
Jon Volpe, former college and pro running back, now the CEO of NOVA® Home Loans