Phoenix Sports Teams Logos and Their Meanings

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    Arizona Coyotes Logo

    Arizona Coyotes Logo
    ••• Arizona Coyotes Logo. © Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club, used with permission

    The official Arizona Coyotes colors are brick red, desert sand and black. The logos, uniforms and arena all predominantly feature the brick red color. The primary logo for the Arizona Coyotes is an aggressive coyote howling at the moon. It has a two-tone face with zig-zag black markings down the middle, three pieces of mane leading down to the neck and triangular markings in the ear and chin. The Arizona Coyotes logo includes four triangles across the bridge of the snout, representative of the Four Peaks.

    The current version of the Arizona Coyotes logo was introduced in 2003. At that time, the team name was the Phoenix Coyotes.

    The uniforms of the Arizona Coyotes feature the primary Coyotes logo on the chest. The home jersey is predominantly brick red with a white, three-stripe pattern on the arms and at the waist, and also features a lace-up collar. The road jersey is predominantly white with the same striping pattern as the home jersey featured in brick red but includes a V-shaped...MORE collar instead of laces.

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  • 02 of 06

    Arizona Cardinals Logo

    Arizona Cardinals Logo
    ••• Arizona Cardinals Logo. © Arizona Cardinals, used with permission

    The uniform change of 2005 was the most significant in the long history of the Cardinals, who were founded in 1898 and represent the oldest professional football team still in existence. In fact, the "Cardinals" moniker came from the red jerseys they acquired in the early 1900s from the University of Chicago that team owner Chris O'Brien determined were not maroon, as suggested, but really "Cardinal red."

    While the design and overall appearance of the uniforms is drastically different, the team’s main color scheme of red and white has not changed though the color black was added as an accent.

    The new logo was unveiled in January 2005. The beak was changed from gold to yellow, heavier black outlines were added, and, most importantly, this bird is significantly more aggressive looking than the previous bird. This "tougher bird" represents the franchise's hope for a tougher team moving forward.

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  • 03 of 06

    Arizona Rattlers Logo

    Arizona Rattlers Logo
    ••• Arizona Rattlers Logo. © Arizona Rattlers

    The Arizona Rattlers play professional Arena Football in the AFL. The Arizona Rattlers logo, is, appropriately, the letter "R" designed around head of a rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes (the real ones) are not uncommon in the Sonoran Desert, where Phoenix and Tucson are located.

    In 2012 the logo was redesigned from the teal and black "R" with a rattler in the middle to the one you see above. The rattlesnake was designed to be a little more dangerous looking with prominent fangs. The team colors are still copper, teal, and black making their merchandise very popular. The uniforms now incorporate a "snake-skin" pattern on the sleeve and pant inset.

    The organization originally held a contest to name the AFL franchise, and "Arizona Rattlers" appeared on over 200 entries. According to the Rattlers' front office, Jan Curry-Dillingham of Phoenix received two season tickets for life as the grand prize winner.

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  • 04 of 06

    Arizona Diamondbacks Logo

    Logo: Arizona Diamondbacks
    ••• Logo: Arizona Diamondbacks. Please do not copy without express permission from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Courtesy Arizona Diamondbacks, used with permission

    The Arizona Diamondbacks play Major League Baseball in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The inaugural colors of the team were purple, Arizona turquoise, and copper. Although styling of the uniforms changed a bit in 2001, there was no major change until the 2007 season when a new logo, new colors and new uniforms were introduced. The colors are described as Sedona Red, Sonoran Sand, and black. Various changes have taken place since then, and an entirely new set of uniforms, bearing snake skins, fangs and even incorporating a bit of the throwback teal, were introduced.

    There are also a variety of logos used by the D-backs. The one pictured here is the most common and most recognizable.

    The name of the team is derived from the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake which still makes its home in Arizona's Sonoran Desert, where Phoenix and Tucson are located.

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  • 05 of 06

    Phoenix Suns Logo

    Phoenix Suns Logo
    ••• Phoenix Suns Logo. © Phoenix Suns, used with permission

    The Phoenix Suns play professional basketball in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. For the 2000-2001 season the Phoenix Suns introduced a new logo and two secondary logos. These were really just updates to existing logos, modernizing the themes and adding the gray color. The logo pictured here incorporates the mythical phoenix bird. Of the three logos, this is the one that adorns the basketball court at the US Airways Center.

    Thanks to the Phoenix Suns for providing information about the team's logo. The Phoenix Suns logo graphic shown above may not be reproduced or reprinted without the express permission of the Phoenix Suns.

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    Phoenix FC Logo

    Phoenix FC Soccer
    ••• Logo provided courtesy of Phoenix FC, used with permission.

    The Phoenix FC (football club) plays professional soccer in Tempe, Arizona. In 2013 the Phoenix FC was introduced to Arizona, in their inaugural season.

    The logo depicts a fierce Mexican Wolf, an inhabitant of the Sonoran Desert. The color red was used to "symbolize power, influence and strength." Phoenix FC utilizes the Sedona Red color, associated with its home state, Arizona.

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