University of Phoenix Stadium

University of Phoenix Stadium

University of Phoenix Stadium History

University of Phoenix Stadium has been one of the most popular destinations in the Phoenix and Glendale area since it first opened in 2006. Although it is primarily known as the home of the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, University of Phoenix Stadium has also hosted the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds of the men's NCAA Tournament, the BCS Championships Game, the Super Bowl, WrestleMania, and several other big time sports events. International soccer has been a big part of the schedule at University of Phoenix Stadium as well, including an April 2, 2014 match between bitter rivals the United States Men's National Team and Mexico. Occasionally University of Phoenix Stadium hosts concerts, but only for really big superstar acts like the Rolling Stones who headlined a show at the venue shortly after it opened.


University of Phoenix Stadium Events

University of Phoenix Stadium is best known for being the home of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. The Cardinals are a part of the NFC West, one of the best divisions in football right now, and the team is ready to take on some top opponents at home. The Cards will host the San Francisco 49ers on September 21st in what should prove to be one of the toughest tests that Arizona faces all season long. The Niners have been to the NFC Championship Game the last three years, so the Cards will have to play well to get the win. Perhaps the biggest game of the 2014 season to be held at University of Phoenix Stadium will take place on December 21st when the Cardinals round out their home schedule with a game against the reigning Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. These are just two of the eight home games on the docket this regular season, and there are plenty more to choose from.


Phoenix, Arizona

University of Phoenix Stadium is located in Phoenix, AZ. Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and is the sixth most populous city in the United States. There is plenty to see and do in such a bustling metropolis including the amusement parks Wet 'N Wild, Castles and Coasters, and Enchanted Island. Additionally there are plenty of world class golf courses in the area along with the Desert Botanical Garden which allows a visitor to examine desert plants from all over the world. Phoenix is also home to several professional sports franchises including the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball, Phoenix Suns of the NBA, Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL and Arizona Cardinals of the NFL.


University of Phoenix Stadium Seating Layout

University of Phoenix Stadium typically holds just over 63,000 people with the capability of expanding to hold more than 72,000 with more than 78,000 spaces available during standing room only events. The events for which the stadium is expanded to maximum capacity are referred to as mega-events and include big college bowl games, the NFC Championship Game, the Super Bowl, and the like. Whether you are at one of the hit events or a standard NFL game, University of Phoenix Stadium is a state of the art venue which really does not have a bad seat in the house.


Trivia

What was the original name of this venue?

The answer is Cardinals Stadium, a title it only held for two months before the University of Phoenix purchased the naming rights in 2006.

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