Profile of an Arizona sports fan

Mar 16, 2011, 3:43 PM | Updated: Mar 17, 2011, 2:33 pm

Have you ever wondered what makes Phoenix sports fans the way they are? Why they cheer the way they do? Who their favorite players are and how many of them root for teams and players outside of the state?

We here at have wondered the same things. That’s why we assembled a large cross section of Valley fans to answer a carefully developed ten question survey.

We’ve found the answers we were looking for and they certainly paint an interesting picture of YOU the fan.

No. 1: Does your favorite team play in Arizona?

Yes – 61.7% (410)

No – 38.3% (255)

No. 2: Of the following, what is your favorite sports venue in Arizona?

Chase Field – 38% (253)

University of Phoenix Stadium – 31.4% (209)

U.S. Airways Center – 13.2%(88)

Sun Devil Stadium – 8% (53) Arena 6% (40)

U of A’s Arizona Stadium 2% (13)

McKale Center 1.4% (9)

No. 3: Out of these local teams, whose gear do you own the most of?

Cardinals – 27.1% (180)

D-backs – 25.3% (168)

Suns – 19.4% (129)

ASU – 16.5% (110)

Coyotes – 5.9% (39)

UA – 5.9% (39)

No. 4: Which of the following would you consider your favorite sport?

NFL – 48.9% (325)

MLB – 20.9% (139)

NBA – 14% (93)

NCAAFB – 8% (53)

NHL – 4.4% (29)

NCAABB – 3.9% (26)

No. 5: Is your favorite team from where you grew up?

Yes – 53.7% (357)

No – 46.3% (308)

No. 6: When do you get excited about a local team?

Year round – 58.3% (388)

Regular season – 18.6% (124)

Near playoffs if team is in contention – 14.4% (96)

Playoffs – 5% (33)

Not a fan of local teams – 3.6% (24)

No. 7: How many local sporting events do you attend per calender year?

11+ – 27.8% (185)

4-7 – 27.8% (185)

0-3 – 27.1% (180)

8-10 – 17.3% (115)

No. 8: Of the following, who is your favorite local team/school?

Cardinals – 29.5% (196)

D-backs – 21.4% (142)

Suns – 21.1% (140)

ASU – 13.4% (89)

Coyotes – 6.5% (43)

UA – 5.7% (38)

I don’t like a local team – 2.6% (17)

No. 9: What is your favorite memory as a sports fan?

Favorite Memory: D-backs winning the 2001 World Series

16.6 % of all respondents answered with a non-Arizona sporting event as their favorite memory.

No. 10: Who is your all-time favorite athlete?

1) Kurt Warner

2) Charles Barkley

3) Luis Gonzalez

45.3% of all respondents answered that their favorite athlete of all-time came from outside the state of Arizona.

Extra Misc

Arizona Sports

Arizona Sports and KTAR News text alerts

Want breaking news, traffic, weather, shows or sports news and scores sent straight to your phone? Sign up for Arizona Sports and KTAR News text alerts by texting the keyword below to 620620 or 411923. Arizona Sports Category Keyword Arizona Sports Contests Contest Arizona Wildcats News & Scores Wildcats Arizona St. Sun Devils News & […]
8 years ago
Arizona Sports

Arizona Sports’ 2014 ‘Mama’s Boy Week’

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Without mom, none of us would be here. At Arizona Sports we want to make sure we are giving moms the appreciation they deserve. A few of our hosts tell you why they are a “Mama’s Boy” and down below we tell you what some of the athletes in Phoenix […]
9 years ago
Arizona Sports

Arizona Sports expands, will be simulcast on 98.7FM and 620AM

Monday marks a first for the state of Arizona. Sports fans are now able to hear sports talk on FM -- specifically 98.7 FM.
9 years ago
Arizona Sports

Burns & Gambo Holiday Heroes benefiting The 100 Club of Arizona

Holiday Heroes with Burns and Gambo at Arizona State’s Karsten Golf Course, supporting The 100 Club of Arizona, raised more than $180,000. Thank you Arizona. The proceeds will help provide financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line-of-duty, and to provide resources to enhance […]
9 years ago
Arizona Sports launches updated website

Today is an exciting day at Arizona Sports as we launched an updated version of our website. Our design and content teams have spent the past six months building this site with one goal in mind; providing the Arizona Sports All-Star premiere local sports coverage and the best user experience. Here are three things we […]
10 years ago
Tyler Bassett

Blog: Salute To Service

Salute To Service with Burns and Gambo at ASU Karsten Golf Course, supporting The 100 Club of Arizona and national non-profit Folds of Honor Foundation raised more than $130,000 thanks to you! This on-air and online fundraising event recognizes and provides support to these two organizations that support our everyday heroes: police, fire and military. […]
10 years ago
Profile of an Arizona sports fan