#5 NFL: University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals)

University of Phoenix Stadium

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University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale AZ (Phoenix Area) is home to the Arizona Cardinals. This stadium ranks #5 on my NFL list because of technology and fan experience.  It opened in 2006 as a very advanced stadium for that time.  It began the first ever stadium was a removable field in a dome.  The field is on a giant rolling board which can be rolled out of the stadium to allow it to grow outside and be put inside for games.  The stadium seats 63, 400 which makes it one of the smaller stadiums in the NFL also features expendable seating and a giant HD video board.  It’s nicknamed a big toaster for a reason because it looks like on the outside but it’s shape helps make it a great home field for keeping the noise flowing throughout the stadium.

Venue Details
Type
Retractable
Surface Type
Grass
Architect
Populus
Address
1 Cardinals Drive,
Glendale, AZ
Owner
Arizona Sports and
Tourism Authority
Nicknames
The Big Toaster
Year Opened
2006
Seating Capacity
63,400
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