Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas
Minnetonka, MN 55343 USA
As the capital and largest city in the state of Arizona, the Phoenix city skyline shows a metropolitan area home to 4.2 million residents that is also the most populous state capital in the United States. Founded in 1861, Phoenix was settled near the Salt River's conjunction with the Gila River, an oasis within the Sonoran Desert. Phoenix city skyline pictures show one of the hottest large metro areas in the U.S., with average high daily temperatures commonly exceeding 100 °F.
Chase Field, also known as Bank One Ballpark, is one of the most familiar features of Phoenix skyline pictures and is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball team. This 49,075 seat stadium was the first retractable-roof stadium built in the United States. American West Arena can be seen nearby in Phoenix skyline pictures, home to the Phoenix Suns basketball team. Phoenix is the destination for many competitive sports fans, housing arenas and stadiums for other teams as well, including the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL, the Arizona Rattlers of the AFL, the Phoenix International Raceway, the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, and the former home to the Arizona Cardinals NFL team.
Despite its average high temperatures, many famous celebrities call the city of Phoenix home, and tourists still flock to its professional sports and entertainment venues. As a mecca for Southwestern culture and history, a common thoroughfare for those traveling to National Parks and a destination for entertainment and the arts, Phoenix skyline pictures capture the spirit of one of the greatest cities of the American Southwest.