Massive sports-entertainment project, Phoenix Rising soccer stadium, hotel expansion to boost Wild Horse Pass

A rendering of the remodeled Wild Horse Pass Casino.

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Phoenix Rising Football Club.)

By Lee Shappell | Wrangler News

West Chandler and Tempe are about to get a major influx of sports, entertainment and recreation options as well as job opportunities with the announcement of massive projects that will create a miniature city at Wild Horse Pass on the Gila River Indian Reservation.Coming to Wild Horse Pass, southwest of the Interstate 10/Loop 202 interchange in West Chandler:

  • An 11-story second hotel tower at Wild Horse Pass Hotel, nearly doubling capacity to 447 rooms.
  • A 3,300-acre mini-city commercial development, headlined by an events center and concert amphitheater, that will be rolled out over a decade. Included in the plan are five more hotels, a theme park, water park, timeshare complex, third golf course, vastly expanded equestrian center, villas, retail and office space.
  • Interstate 10 widening to four lanes plus a High Occupancy Vehicle lane in each direction from the Interstate 17 split near downtown Phoenix to Loop 202 at the Wild Horse Pass doorstep. A study also has begun to expand the freeway to three lanes each way south to State Route 387 in Casa Grande, the final 26-mile stretch of two-lane freeway between Phoenix and Tucson, making access to Wild Horse Pass easier from central and southern Arizona. This comes just over a year after the Loop 202 segment connecting I-10 in West Chandler to I-10 in west Phoenix opened, making the drive for West Valley residents faster and easier.
  • And, a championship-caliber soccer team in a new 10,000-seat stadium when the Phoenix Rising Football Club relocates to the reservation in March.