West of Phoenix in Glendale, Arizona, State Farm Stadium is a multi-use stadium. The annual Fiesta Bowl is held there, as well as being the home of the National Football League’s (NFL) Arizona Cardinals. The state farm stadium is considered as one of the biggest NFL stadium in the world.
Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe was replaced with State Farm Stadium as the Cardinals’ home field. Desert Diamond Arena, the former home of the National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes, is close to the stadium.
Has the State Farm stadium hosted some of the important games?
The venue has played home to the Fiesta Bowl, the BCS National Championship Games in 2007 and 2011, the National Championship of the College Football Playoff in 2016, the Super Bowl XLII in 2008, the Pro Bowl, the Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, and the Super Bowl LVII in 2023.
It served as one of the soccer venues for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup’s first semifinal, and the Copa América Centenario in 2016. The NCAA Final Four for basketball was held there in 2017, and it will do it again in 2024.
Is the state farm stadium the home of Arizona Cardinals NFL team?
The NFL team Arizona cardinals consider The state farm stadium as their home ground since the stadium was inaugurated in 2006.
A lot of legendary players like Larry Wilson have played for Arizona Cardinals and have appeared at the state farm. Even one of the hottest NFL player Justin James Watt plays for the Cardinals and the stadium is usually filled with female fans when he plays.
What are some of the great moments of NFL which took place at the state farm?
The stadium played home to a noteworthy matchup between the Cardinals and the unbeaten Chicago Bears on October 16, 2006, in which the Bears upset the Cardinals after falling down by 20 points. Later, the Bears would participate in Super Bowl XLI.
On February 3, 2008, Super Bowl XLII was held at University of Phoenix Stadium. With 71,101 paying spectators, the New York Giants upset the previously unbeaten New England Patriots 17-14.
The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX, which was held in neighbouring Tempe at Sun Devil Stadium in 1996. This was the second time the Phoenix area has hosted a Super Bowl.
On January 3, 2009, the stadium hosted the Cardinals’ first home playoff game since 1947, which Arizona won 30-24 over the Atlanta Falcons.
On January 18, 2009, the stadium served as the venue for the 2008 NFC Championship Game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles, which the Cardinals won 32-25 in front of almost 70,000 spectators to advance to Super Bowl XLIII.
The 2015 Pro Bowl was the first since 2010 to take place in the same city as the Super Bowl. In 2016, the Pro Bowl returned to Hawaii. Super Bowl XLIX was played there on February 1, 2015, as the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28–24.