The Arizona Cardinals play in a one-of-a-kind stadium with a retracting roof and floor. This allows the stadium to host a number of different events like ice shows, fiestas, graduations, and of course, football games.
Stadium Name: The Arizona Cardinals' stadium is called the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Location: The stadium is located on the University of Arizona's campus in Glendale, Arizona, at 1 Cardinals Drive. The stadium sits next to the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory which designs and manufactures mirrors for telescopes around the world.
Maximum Capacity: The University of Phoenix Stadium seats 63,400 according to the stadium's website, but it can be expanded to fit 72,200.
Year Built: The stadium was built in August 1, 2006 and took three years to construct, according to the stadium's website.
Food: Concession stands in the stadium serve barbecue, hot dogs, and other sporting event mainstays. Many of these open 3 hours and 15 minutes before kickoff for those early arrivers. No outside food or beverages are permitted in the stadium, except for a single bottle of water or provisions for children under 2 years of age.
Beer: Like most sports stadiums, outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Many of the concession stands in the stadium serve alcohol for attendees. There are several sections of seats reserved as the Family Section (114, 424, and 432) where alcohol is not permitted.
Parking: The University of Phoenix offers numerous lots for gameday parking. Most of them charge $5 for parking. The lots closer to the Cardinals' stadium cost $10 per vehicle and include a lot for RVs. The University has a gameday parking map available. Sun Tran runs buses and shuttles on gameday for $3 per round trip. Senior citizens pay half price.
Seating: Beyond the 63,400 stadium seats, the University of Arizona stadium also houses a number of specialty seating areas. The Party Loft has flat screen TVs, a bar, and a lounge area with food and beverage available at additional cost. Tickets to the Party Lounge can be purchased individually or as a group.
Suites are private lofts that accommodate up to 24 guests. They are attended by a personal server and feature three flat screen TV's and a private restroom.
Field boxes are located on the main concourse. These are semi-private areas close to the playing field, and tickets for the field boxes must be purchased in groups of eight.
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