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Arizona Cardinals Tickets
Arizona Cardinals Tickets - Description
The Arizona Cardinals began its storied history in 1898 in Chicago as a charter member of the NFL in 1920. While in Chicago, the team won the NFL championship in 1925 and 1947. The team relocated to St. Louis in 1960 where the Cardinals remained until 1987. Afterward, the team moved to Tempe, Arizona, and known as the Phoenix Cardinals until 1994. As the Arizona Cardinals, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLIII in 2009 and lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-23. The team plays in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Tempe and and owned by Bill Bidwill.
Watching the Arizona Cardinals
Attending an Arizona Cardinals football game in the Phoenix heat doesn't have to be a problem. Fans just need to use care. The summer months in Phoenix reach scorching temperatures on a regular basis, and while football season may avoid 110-degree days, preseason might not. Although the weather will gradually cool, direct sunlight is always intense in the desert. Sunscreen and water are necessary throughout the year, and an umbrella doesn't hurt. The stadium's retractable roof and air conditioning help during the game, but tailgaters still need plenty of hydration and protection from the sun.
Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium
The Arizona Cardinals football team played the inaugural game in University of Phoenix Stadium in August 2006. With a seating capacity of approximately 65,000 for regular Cardinals games, University of Phoenix Stadium features a truly unique design that reflects the surrounding desert environment. Constructed with an exterior skin made of metallic silver, a retractable roof made of translucent fabric to let the light through and a retractable field that slides completely out of the building as needed, University of Phoenix Stadium stands out as a masterpiece in function and utility.
Arizona Cardinals 2011 Team Outlook
Coming off a disappointing 5-11 season, the Arizona Cardinals look to rebound in 2011. Recognizing the need to improve a defense that ranked twenty third against the pass, the Cardinals used the fifth overall pick in the draft to select cornerback Patrick Peterson from LSU. With great size, exceptional speed and natural instincts, many experts believe that Peterson was the best player available in the entire rookie class. The Cardinals also bolstered a running game that ranked at the bottom of the NFL last season by drafting running back Ryan Williams from Virginia Tech and Anthony Sherman from Connecticut. Perhaps most importantly, Cardinals General Manager Rod Graves and Coach Ken Whisenhunt will try and stabilize the quarterback position which was seriously degraded with the retirement of Kurt Warner in 2010. With the most prolific receiver in the NFL in Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals must acquire a quarterback capable of exploiting Fitzgerald’s remarkable talent.