Arizona Cardinals Tickets for Sale
The Arizona Cardinals are members of the West division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the NFL. The Cardinals were founded in 1898 and are the oldest continuously run professional football team in the United States. Originally established in Chicago and as a charter member of the NFL in 1920 the team has moved multiple times. The Cardinals play all of their home games in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona along with their team mascot Big Red. The multi-purpose stadium offers a seating capacity of up to 72,000 with standing room to at least 78,600 as well as 88 executive suites, the stadium cost $455 million in 2006. Head coach for the team is Bruce Arians and the franchise is owned by the Bidwill family, Bruce Bidwill is owner and Chairman of the team and after his father’s death the team moved to St. Louis in 1960 and then the Cardinals came home to Phoenix after the 1987 NFL season. RB Chris Johnson has been given a one year deal with the Cardinals and he is trying to prove he earns a spot behind starter Andre Ellington. Out until recently with a hamstring injury third round pick David Johnson is just the edge Chris may have needed to prove the spot belongs to him. John Brown is the Arizona Cardinals receiver who picked up the nickname last season of “Smoke” because of his speed, he now has a tagalong as rookie J. J. Nelson the WR from Alabama-Birmingham has been dubbed “fire” by Coach Bruce Arians because “Wherever you see Smoke, you see Fire,” fans can’t wait to watch these two in action.
University of Phoenix Stadium
The University of Phoenix Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Glendale, Arizona and is the home field for The Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. The stadium is also the home of the annual Fiesta Bowl, an American college football bowl. It will host the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, and the NCAA Final Four in 2017.
This stadium features the first ever, in America, fully retractable natural grass playing surface. An opening on one side of the stadium allows the playing field to move to the outside of the facility to allow the entire playing field to be exposed to natural sunshine.
The University of Phoenix acquired naming rights in 2006 shortly after the opening of the stadium. The University of Phoenix name is applied only as a corporate sponsor and not as the home stadium of the University. The stadium has a seating capacity of 63,400 seats and was named by Business Week as one of the 10 “most impressive” sports facilities on the globe due to the combination of its retractable roof and roll-in natural grass field. Cost to build the stadium in 2006 was $455 million. The facility has 88 luxury suites or lofts as they call them - with space for 16 future suites as the stadium develops.