- Address: 500 East Veterans Way, Tempe
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 53,000
- Opened: 4 October 1958
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: Arizona State Sun Devils (American football)
Extra stadium info – Mountain America Stadium
The venue, which was renovated several times, is owned by the Arizona State University. It was named Sun Devil Stadium before it became the Mountain America Stadium. The Mountain America Stadium became a venue for several events, like American football, concerts, football and religious gatherings. It opened with an American football match, which was won by the American football team of the Arizona State Sun Devils.
NFL games at the Mountain America Stadium
The club which is now known as the Arizona Cardinals played numerous NFL games at the Mountain America Stadium. The National Football League became the most popular American football league in the world. The Mountain America Stadium hosted its first-ever NFL game for the Cardinals on 12 September 1988. The Cardinals faced the Dallas Cowboys from Texas that day. The visitors won the match, which attracted a crowd of 67,000. A few days later, the Cardinals won their first game at the Mountain America Stadium after defeating the club which is currently known as the Washington Commanders. 61,000 fans attended the match.
The Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, commonly known as Pelé, played for the New York Cosmos at the Sun Devil Stadium in 1976. 15,000 people attended the football match. Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC. He played professional football for Santos FC from Brazil before he signed with the New York Cosmos. Pelé played his first FIFA World Cup final with the national football team of Brazil in 1958. He scored once against Sweden in the world championship final. Pelé played his second FIFA World Cup final in 1970. He scored twice against the Italian Republic in the final. Pelé won both finals with the national football team of Brazil.