University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ

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    University of Phoenix Stadium

    University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ
    University of Phoenix Stadium

    The Arizona Cardinals play professional football at University of Phoenix Stadium, and the Fiesta Bowl is played here. When Arizona is lucky enough to win a Super Bowl bid, this is where it takes place, and when it is our turn to host the College Football National Championship, it will take place at this stadium. From time to time you'll also be able to attend trade shows, monster truck rallies and other special events here as well.

    When it first opened in 2006 the stadium did not have a name sponsor, and it was referred to as Cardinals Stadium. Now, it is often referred to as UOP Stadium.There are 63,400 permanent seats. For special events, like the Fiesta Bowl and the College Football National Championships, seats are added to make a total just over 72,000.

    The University of Phoenix Stadium has a retractable roof and field. It was the first stadium in North America to be built with a retractable field of real grass.

    Stadium trivia: The outside skin of the stadium was designed to look like a barrel cactus. Murals inside the stadium depict canyons, deserts, mountains, and rivers of Arizona.

    University of Phoenix Stadium Address

    University of Phoenix Stadium (formerly Cardinals Stadium)
    1 Cardinals Drive
    Glendale, AZ 85305




    The stadium is located in Glendale, Arizona. Glendale is adjacent to and just west of Phoenix. Scroll down for a map with directions. This stadium is NOT accessible by Valley Metro Rail. You can try the bus, but if you are staying in Scottsdale or Downtown Phoenix you'll probably need a car to get there. Here are some approximate driving times and distances from various Greater Phoenix cities and towns. Note: Those are calculated based on downtown Glendale, which is about 5 miles east of the stadium.

    Where to Get Tickets for University of Phoenix Stadium Concerts and Events

    1. At the University of Phoenix Stadium Box Office, located at 1 Cardinals Drive in Glendale, AZ. Go to Gate #2 on the northeast side. When there are no games or events taking place here, you can drive right to that area and there is no charge to park. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, and for a few hours on Saturdays.
    2. At Ticketmaster: online, by phone, or in person at Ticketmaster outlets.
    3. From scalpers and ticket exchanges.

    Scroll down to see a seating chart.

    Where to Stay Nearby

    If you are traveling to the area and want to stay close by, there are quite a few places within walking distance of the stadium.

    1. The Renaissance is a hotel and spa within walking distance of the stadium. Check guest reviews and prices for The Renaissance on TripAdvisor.
    2. The closest upscale resort is The Wigwam, about seven miles away in Litchfield park. Check guest reviews and prices for Wigwam on TripAdvisor.
    3. Here is my list of other recommended hotels for Glendale.
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    Map and Directions to University of Phoenix Stadium

    Map to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
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    University of Phoenix Stadium is located in Glendale, Arizona in the West ValleyYou can see this location marked on a Google map. From there you can zoom in and out, get driving directions if you need more specifics than mentioned above, and see what else is nearby.

    The stadium located between the Loop 101 and 91st Ave., Maryland Ave. and Bethany Home Road. It is within walking distance of the Westgate Entertainment District, with movies, dining, bars and many free family-friendly events during the year. There are a variety of hotels within walking distance of the stadium; here is a list of the ones I can recommend.

    Are you interested in knowing more about University of Phoenix Stadium? You can take a tour of the stadium!

    Directions to University of Phoenix Stadium

    University of Phoenix Stadium is NOT accessible by Valley Metro Rail.

    Driving directions:

    From the South: Take Loop 101 north to Glendale Avenue. Make a right (east) on Glendale. University of Phoenix Stadium will be at 91st Avenue, on the right. 
    From the North: Take Loop 101 south to Glendale Avenue. Make a left (east) on Glendale Avenue. University of Phoenix will be at 91st Avenue. 
    From the East: Take Glendale Avenue west towards 91st Avenue. 
    From the West: Take Glendale Avenue east to 91st Avenue.

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    Seating Chart for University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ

    Courtesy Arizona Cardinals, may not be reproduced without permission.

    Shown here is the general seating configuration for University of Phoenix Stadium. Seats may be added or deleted, usually in the end zones, at their option. For concerts and other events verify the stage placement with the ticket seller.

    To see a larger version of the image above, simply temporarily increase the font size on your screen. If you are using a PC, the keystroke to us is the Ctrl + (the Ctrl key and the plus sign). On a MAC, it's Command+.

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    What's Near University of Phoenix Stadium

    Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale AZ
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