Copper Sky Area is Hopping Place for Fun, Sports, Business

by the Economic and Community Development Department, City of Maricopa

The Copper Sky Recreational Complex in Maricopa is the place to be in the Phoenix area. The 52,000-square-foot facility sits on 96 acres off John Wayne Parkway and hosted 74 sports tournaments in 2020. That’s more than 20,000 participants and visitors!

That number is expected to grow to more than 100 sports tournaments and 25,000 visitors by the end of 2021. That’s a lot of customers in Maricopa, and savvy business owners are taking advantage!


The brand new La Quinta Inn and Suites opened in September and is conveniently located in the same vicinity as Copper Sky. Maricopa’s first hotel since incorporation has become a popular addition to the community as it already has most weekends completely booked through the rest of next year.

“Due to the engagement from the city, the chamber, and the community in general, we are seeing our weekend occupancy steadily increase,” says Andy Bhakta, one of the owners of the hotel. “We anticipate our weekends will be filling up quickly given all of the constant tournaments being held at Copper Sky along with the other activities within Maricopa, and guests loved the amenities at the hotel.”

It’s not just hotels feeling the excitement of the area. A mixed-use development is expected to break ground next year next to Copper Sky, which includes retail shops and restaurants, as well as housing for seniors.

An internal medicine hospital with a 24-hour emergency unit, surgery center, catheterization lab, and medical offices providing a variety of health services also is in the works near the Copper Sky property. All of this will draw even more people to the complex!

All of the community’s biggest events take place at Copper Sky — some of the very best are featured right around the holidays — attracting thousands of guests and business to this unique facility all year long. With plenty of openings for more shops and restaurants to take advantage, the vision of what this area will become is just beginning.

Make sure to come to Copper Sky this holiday season and find your opportunity to come build a city with us!