The Cardinals are one of the oldest franchises in football, tracing its roots back to 1920. Despite their age, the Cardinals have not had much success in the NFL. As the Chicago Cardinals, the franchise had an early does of winning, taking home the NFL title in 1925 with an impressive 11-2-1 record. After the championship however, the Cardinals would go on to have just two winning seasons in the next 20 years—including two seasons in which the Cardinals were totally winless. In 1947 Chicago returned to the prominence it had in the 1920s, winning the franchise’s second and most recent NFL title. After just two more winning seasons in 11 years after making the playoffs in 1948, the Cardinals moved to St. Louis. The franchise spent 27 seasons in St. Louis, during which time it made the playoffs just three seasons, before moving to Arizona in 1988. The Phoenix, then eventually Arizona, Cardinals have had similar struggles in their newest home. Arizona has made the playoffs just three times, including the 2008 Super Bowl run. Arizona has retired the numbers of five players throughout the team’s history. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Arizona Cardinals tickets.
2014 Arizona Cardinals Season Preview
The Cardinals were the best team in the NFL last season that did not get a playoff spot, and that can only make the drive for the postseason more intense for the team going into the 2014 season. Arizona went 10-6, including a win over the eventual Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks behind new QB Carson Palmer. This year the Cards added Jonathan Dwyer and Ted Ginn to help smooth over the losses of Rashard Mendenhall and Andre Roberts, as well as picking up Antonio Cromartie to help out in the secondary. The Cards will kick off the season at home against the Chargers, and then have a tough Week 3-4 with match ups against the 49ers and Broncos. A trip to Dallas is on the agenda in Week 9, and Arizona will have to finish strong to make the playoffs with the final two regular season games coming against the Seahawks and 49ers. The Cardinals have one of the best secondaries in the game, but they’ll need to be better in stopping the run to make their own run in 2014.
Check out our Arizona Cardinals Season Preview History page for previews of previous Cardinals seasons.
Arizona Cardinals Football at University of Phoenix Stadium Address: 1 W Cardinals Dr, Glendale, Arizona, 85305
The Cardinals play their home games at University of Phoenix Stadium, located just outside Phoenix in Glendale, Arizona. University of Phoenix Stadium holds 65 thousand screaming fans when filled to capacity. While at the game, visit the Pat Tillman plaza, which was dedicated in honor of former Cardinal and Arizona State Sun Devil Pat Tillman, who left football to join the war effort in Afghanistan and eventually lost his life in 2002. The Arizona Cardinals home bench is on the University of Phoenix Stadium sideline with sections 104-112. University of Phoenix Stadium parking information is covered in our Cardinals event guide.
Cardinals vs. Rams
With the Cardinals playing in St. Louis for over 20 years before moving to Arizona and with both teams in the same division, it is only natural for these two teams and fan bases to not like each other. The games between these two teams are always intense and with two matchups a year, the rivalry only continues to grow.
This rivalry has picked up steam over recent seasons with players commenting on their dislike for each other. As both teams play two times a year, this matchup is always one of the most heated games in the NFL and usually leaves the players sore for days.
Cardinals in the Super Bowl, NFC Championship and in the NFL Playoffs
The Cardinals organization can be traced back to 1898, which makes them the oldest continuously run franchise in football. The Cardinals are still searching for their first Super Bowl title, but they have won an NFC Championship and multiple division titles over the years to go along with their 7+ playoff appearances.
Arizona Cardinals Event Guide
When do gates open before a Cardinals home game?
The two club entrances open 3 hours and 15 minutes before kickoff for all club and loft ticket holders. Public entrances open 90 minutes before kickoff.
Do my kids need a ticket to get into a Cardinals game at University of Phoenix Stadium?
Children two years of age or less do not need Arizona Cardinals ticket, but you will need to obtain a “lap pass” prior to entry. You can get these from stadium staff at gates. Limit of one lap pass per adult game ticket.
Where’s the best place to park at University of Phoenix Stadium?
Since the stadium is not in the middle of the city, there is lots of parking all around and you should look into buying a parking pass before you go to expedite the process.
How can I buy cheap Arizona Cardinals Tickets?
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