U - University of Phoenix Stadium
University of Phoenix Stadium is where the Arizona Cardinals play their football games, as well as a lot of other activities are held there. We took a tour of the stadium and found out that the stadium in one way or another is used over 250 days a year for other sports playing, concerts, home improvement shows, etc.
This is where we waited to go into the stadium for the tour.
Another gate you can get in through.
The food court.
Looking inside the stadium.
The door where the field will be brought in (more about that below).
The sky roof (closed). It takes 20 minutes to open or close it. If I remember correctly, the first time it will be opened for the year is in November and usually it isn't opened after April.
The field is brought in for the games. Otherwise, it is maintained outside. It takes 90 minutes to roll it in and out.
It was a very fascinating tour. We went into the sky boxes which cost about $50,000 a year and that doesn't include parking for the game or food purchased.
We went into the visiting team's locker room. The Arizona Cardinals, for whatever reason, do not want anyone other than the team in their locker rooms.
I can't remember exactly when the stadium was finished being built, but the reason it is called the University of Phoenix Stadium is because the University of Phoenix pays a certain amount of money every year and will do so to the stadium for I think 20 years to have the right to have the stadium called the University of Phoenix.
We took the tour last July 2015, so I'm a bit rusty on the facts of the tour, but it was very interesting and I would recommend it highly if ever in Phoenix.
What is your favorite sport?
Mine is a mixture of football and basketball.