- Address: 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 63,000
- Opened: 1 August 2006
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: Arizona Cardinals (American football)
Extra stadium info – State Farm Stadium
The construction of the venue started in 2003 and its construction costs were $455 million. The National Football League stadium, which has a retractable roof, opened as the Cardinals Stadium. Between 2006 and 2018, it was known as the University of Phoenix Stadium. The State Farm Stadium is known as a venue for several events, like American football, basketball, concerts, football, monster truck events and wrestling.
National football teams
In 2007, it hosted a football match between the United States and the United Mexican States. 62,000 people attended the game, which became a record attendance for a football match in Arizona. The national football teams of the United States and the United Mexican States played in the inaugural FIFA World Cup. The world championship took place in Uruguay. The United States reached the semi-finals of the inaugural FIFA World Cup, which took place in 1930. The Argentine Republic reached the final after beating the United States 6-1 in front of 72,000 spectators.
In 2013, the State Farm Stadium hosted its first-ever match of Real Madrid. The Spanish club became the first sports club in the world with 100 million followers on its main social media page. The football match between Real Madrid and the LA Galaxy ended in a 3-1 victory for the Spanish club. It attracted a crowd of 38,000. The LA Galaxy became the second football club from the United States with a continental championship title. DC United became the first one.
The Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League moved to the State Farm Stadium in 2006. They played their first-ever Super Bowl in 2009. During that NFL season, they drew an average home attendance of 64,000 in eight home games. The Pittsburgh Steelers form Pennsylvania won the American football match, which attracted a crowd of 70,000, 27-23.