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METRO Light Rail Sun Devil Station.jpg
Tempe Transportation Center (or Sun Devil Stadium) Station during the grand opening, December 27, 2008
Station statistics
Address 5th Street at College Avenue, Tempe AZ
Lines METRO Light Rail
Other information
Opened 2008-12-27
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Valley Metro (Phoenix)
Preceding station   METRO Light Rail (Phoenix)   Following station
METRO Light Rail

Veterans Way at College Avenue (Sun Devil Stadium) is a light rail station on METRO Light Rail in Tempe, Arizona, USA. It is part of the Tempe Transportation Center hub for several local bus routes, and is immediately adjacent to Sun Devil Stadium. It is the seventh stop westbound and the twenty-second stop eastbound on the initial 20 mile starter line. A bike station is located here.


Tempe Transit Center

Tempe Transit Center

Overall view of the Tempe Transit Center from the roof of the city hall parking garage.
Type Transit Center
Structural system Steel Frame, concrete floors, glass and masonry curtain walls
Location Veterans Way and College Avenue
Address 200 East Fifth Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281
United States
Owner City of Tempe
Coordinates 33°25′33.75″N 111°56′9.25″W / 33.4260417°N 111.9359028°W / 33.4260417; -111.9359028Coordinates: 33°25′33.75″N 111°56′9.25″W / 33.4260417°N 111.9359028°W / 33.4260417; -111.9359028
Floor count 3 story
Floor area 40,000 sf
Main contractor Adolfson and Peterson
Cost $25 million USD
Design team
Architect John Kane
Architecture Firm Architekton with OTAK
Structural engineer Brickey Design Associates
Civil engineer Michael Baker, Jr., Inc
Other designers Mechanical/Electrical Engineer
Landscape Architect
A Dye Design
LEED Consultant
Natural Logic Inc.
Awards and prizes Platinum-level LEED certification pending

The Tempe Transit Center facilities are a combination of a light rail station, bus transfer stations and a mixed use building all in the shadow of A Mountain. The main building is composed of three stories with retail space, a transit information center and Arizona's first Bike Station all located on the first floor. The second floor is home to the offices for the City of Tempe Transportation Department Offices and the signature element of the project, the Don Cassano Community Room which is open on the ground level to provide shading for pedestrians passing by. On the third floor of the building are leaseable office space and the City of Tempe's Transit Operations Center.[1] The center was design by the Tempe base firm Architekton with Portland, OR based OTAK Inc. and is currently under review for LEED v2.2 Platinum Certification.[2] The majority of the outdoor area on the site is covered with water permeable pavers for natural drainage. On the roof are solar panels and a green roof designed to reduce the heat island effect with local plants to help insulate the building.[3]

Other sustainable features on the site include:

  • Fluted, self-shading masonry block to reduce solar-heat gain
  • Recycled building products used in construction
  • Retractable exterior shade screens
  • A 12,000-gallon rainwater-recovery system to provide water for drip irrigation and washing plaza areas
  • A separate gray-water system that recycles water from showers, sinks and drinking fountains to refill toilet basins
  • Natural indoor lighting and ventilation
  • Low-flow toilets and waterless urinals
  • Green vegetated desert roof
  • solar hot water system
  • Double-pane/low-emissive glass


Notable places nearby

Bus connections

  • 44, 62, 65, 66, 72, 76
  • Express: 536
  • Orbits: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter [4]

See also

External links


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  4. ^ "Valley Metro Bus Book Online". 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2008-12-29.  

Official route and station location map from Valley Metro


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