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Another Camp Trip Looms For Cardinals

Posted Feb 14, 2017

Concert means team will practice away from University of Phoenix Stadium, Bidwill says

The Cardinals have training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium, but a concert will move them elsewhere for part of camp in August.

The heavy metal band Metallica will be performing at University of Phoenix Stadium during training camp – which means the Cardinals will need to go elsewhere.

Team president Michael Bidwill, making an appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7 Tuesday morning, acknowledged that the concert on Aug. 4 – a Friday, falling approximately a week or so into a “normal” camp schedule – will change camp plans.

“It looks like it’s going to impact us for three or four days,” Bidwill said. “We will need to find a place where we will go spend some time training in that first week of training camp. Our football operations people are working on where that is going to be.

“We’ve got a couple of different options that we’re exploring. It’s probably going to be a few more weeks before we’ll have more information on that.”

Bidwill did say he expects the Cards to go on a “road trip” outside the Valley. The Cardinals spent a week in San Diego last training camp, practicing against the Chargers twice prior to the teams playing a preseason game.

The Cards also had a couple of practice days outside next to University of Phoenix Stadium when Guns N’ Roses held a concert at the venue, right before flying to California for the work against the Chargers.

The training camp schedule is usually released in mid-June.

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