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 football tickets.
2013 Arizona Cardinals Season Preview
The Cardinals have made significant changes in order to improve for the 2013 season. First off, Arizona dismissed head coach Ken Whisenhunt and replaced him with Bruce Arians, who oversaw the Indianapolis Colts while their head coach Chuck Pagano was away from the team while dealing with cancer. Offensively, the Cardinals set out to solidify their quarterback situation, trading for the Raiders’ Carson Palmer. Rashard Mendenhall was signed as a free agent to bring more talent into the running back corps. Defensively, Arizona signed free agents Yeremiah Bell, Jasper Brinkley, Antoine Cason and Jerraud Powers to improve the team’s overall defensive play. In the NFL Draft the Cardinals acquired help for both sides of the football, taking North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper in the first round and later embattled former LSU safety Tyrann Mathieu. With changes to all aspects of the team, Arizona hopes to change the franchise’s fortunes and make a statement in 2013.
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 a 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.
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