Phoenix Mercury vs. Las Vegas Aces
WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi leads the Mercury into competition against the visiting Las Vegas Aces on opening night of the 2022 season. This will be a rematch of the 2021 Western Conference Finals, when Phoenix eliminated Las Vegas 3-2 in a five-game series.
Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 7 p.m., tickets start at $22, footprintcenter.com
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies
MAY 6 TO MAY 8
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the park, as the Diamondbacks play a fellow NL West club in the Colorado Rockies. The first 5,000 moms to attend the game on May 7 will be given a rose gold cap. The first 5,000 moms to attend on May 8 get a clear crossbody bag.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 6:40 p.m. May 6, 5:10 p.m. May 7, 1:10 p.m. May 8, tickets start at $19, dbacks.com
Phoenix Rising FC vs. San Antonio FC
Phoenix Rising FC plays San Antonio FC for the second time this season, this time at home. In their last meeting on April 2, Phoenix claimed a 2-0 victory over San Antonio. The club will also celebrate Teacher Appreciation Night as part of the festivities.
Phoenix Rising Stadium, 19593 S. 48th Street, Chandler, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $22, phxrisingfc.com
UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje
UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira (32-8-0, 1 NC) defends his title against No. 1-ranked contender Justin Gaethje (24-3-0) in the main event of a packed night of mixed martial arts action. Also on the card is a contest for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship, in which Rose Namajunas (12-4-0) will defend her title against Carla Esparza (19-6-0).
Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 4 p.m., tickets start at $250, footprintcenter.com
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins
MAY 9 TO MAY 11
The Marlins travel to Arizona a week after facing the Diamondbacks in Miami. Notable players who are likely to appear for Miami include second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr., right fielder Jorge Soler, and right fielder Avisaíl García.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 6:40 p.m. May 9, 6:40 p.m. May 10, 12:40 p.m. May 11, tickets start at $15, dbacks.com
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs come to town to face the Diamondbacks. Notable players who are likely to take the field for Chicago are outfielder Seiya Suzuki, catcher Willson Contreras, and center fielder Ian Happ. Fans in attendance for the May 13 ballgame will be treated to a post-game fireworks show.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 6:40 p.m. May 13, 5:10 p.m. May 14, 1:10 p.m. May 15, tickets start at $25, dbacks.com
Arizona Rattlers vs. Massachusetts Pirates, Frisco Fighters and Bay Area Panthers
MAY 14, MAY 21, MAY 29
The Arizona Rattlers continue their 2022 campaign in the Indoor Football League as they defend the Snake Pit against the Massachusetts Pirates on May 14, Frisco Fighters on May 21, and Bay Area Panthers on May 29.
Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 6:05 p.m. May 14, 6:05 p.m. May 21, 3:05 p.m. May 29, tickets start at $11, footprintcenter.com
Phoenix Rising vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
The Tampa Bay Rowdies visit Phoenix Rising Stadium for an inter-conference meeting with Phoenix Rising FC. It is the only matchup that Phoenix is scheduled to have against Tampa this season. It will also be Mental Health Awareness night at Phoenix Rising Stadium.
Phoenix Rising Stadium, 19593 S. 48th Street, Chandler, 5 p.m., tickets start at $22, phxrisingfc.com
Premier Boxing Champions: Benavidez vs. Lemieux
David Benavidez (25-0-0) battles David Lemieux (43-4-0) for the WBC Super Middleweight Interim Title in a battle of knockout artists. Also on the card is a super welterweight clash between Yoelvis Gomez (5-0-0) and Jorge Cota (30-5-0).
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 4 p.m., tickets start at $50, gilariverarena.com
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Kansas City Royals
MAY 23 TO MAY 24
The Diamondbacks welcome the Kansas City Royals to Chase Field for a duo of interleague contests. Catcher Salvador Perez, second baseman Whit Merrifield and shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. will likely appear for Kansas City.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 6:40 p.m. May 23, 6:40 p.m. May 24, tickets start at $15, dbacks.com
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
MAY 26 TO MAY 29
In an NL West division showdown, the Diamondbacks will take on their rivals to the west: the Los Angeles Dodgers. The May 27 event will feature post game fireworks. On May 29, the Diamondbacks will celebrate their 24th annual Native American Recognition Day. The afternoon will include performances from Native Americans in various forms, as well as displays and exhibits around Chase Field.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 6:40 p.m. May 26, 6:40 p.m. May 27, 4:15 p.m. May 28, 1:10 p.m. May 29, tickets start at $19, dbacks.com
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves
MAY 30 TO JUNE 1
The defending World Series champions, the Atlanta Braves, visit the Valley for a Memorial Day showdown with the Diamondbacks. Players who fans can expect to see on gameday include second baseman Ozzie Albies, first baseman Matt Olson, and third baseman Austin Riley. The first 10,000 fans on May 30 receive a Diamondbacks bucket hat.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 5:10 p.m. May 30, 6:40 p.m. May 31, 12:40 p.m. June 1, tickets start at $25, dbacks.com
MexTour Somos Locales: Mexico vs. Uruguay
The Mexican men’s national soccer team will make a Glendale stop on the road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. As part of the MexTour, the team will face Uruguay, who also qualified for the World Cup. Mexico leads the all-time series between the two nations with eight wins, seven draws and six losses.
State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 6 p.m., tickets TBA, statefarmstadium.com