The Cardinals announced that Saturday's Wild Card playoff game vs. the Atlanta Falcons is a sellout and will air live locally on KPNX-TV (Channel 12) in Phoenix.
In order to air live on local television, league rules require games to be sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff. The league extended that deadline until 2:30 PM today.
Tickets returned from the visiting team allotment and club seats – neither of which count against the blackout – remain available for purchase. Club seats are priced starting at $164.75. Fans can purchase these through Ticketmaster by phone (480-784-4444) or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available in person at the University of Phoenix Stadium box office, Cardinals training facility box office in Tempe and at all participating Ticketmaster locations. The stadium box office will also be open on game day beginning at 10:00 AM.
WILD CARD GAME LOGISTICS
With the Cardinals hosting the Atlanta Falcons in a Wild Card Playoff game tomorrow at University of Phoenix Stadium, the team is offering these reminders to fans attending the game:
TV: KPNX-TV (NBC, Channel 12)
RADIO: Sports 620 KTAR, News Talk 92.3 FM (English)
ESPN Deportes KMIA 710 AM (Spanish)
TICKETS: The game is sold out and will air on live in Channel 12. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase. Fans can purchase through Ticketmaster by phone (480-784-4444) or at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available in person at the University of Phoenix Stadium box office, Cardinals training facility box office in Tempe and at all participating Ticketmaster locations. The stadium box office will also be open on game day beginning at 10:00 AM.
PRE-GAME RALLY: The Cardinals will hold a special pregame rally beginning tomorrow at 11:40 AM on the Alltel Stage on the Great Lawn. Radio play-by-play voice Dave Pasch and color analyst Ron Wolfley will host the rally and the speakers will include Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, Cardinals President Michael Bidwill, and General Manager Rod Graves.
GREAT LAWN: The Great Lawn will open four hours prior to kickoff at 10:30 AM. The Alltel Stage will feature the Chris Parker Project following the rally at 12:05 PM for fans to enjoy while tailgating.
3 DOORS DOWN: The multi-platinum recording artist will perform a special halftime set. In addition, 3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold will sign the National Anthem prior to kickoff.
PARKING: Consistent with all other Cardinals games, parking lots will open at 10:30 AM, four hours before kickoff. Fans who purchased tickets through the team received a pass designated for one of the lots and should follow the driving directions on the back of that pass. Those fans without passes can park free of charge in either the Brown Lot located on 91st Avenue north of Glendale Ave or at the adjacent Kellis High School lot (please follow directional signage to these two lots). For specific parking info, fans can log onto the team website: http://www.azcardinals.com/gameday/parking07.php .
GATES OPEN: Also consistent with other Cardinals games, general gates at University of Phoenix Stadium will open at 12:30 PM two hours prior kickoff. To avoid congestion and possible back-up at the stadium entry points, fans are encouraged to be in their seats early and pre-game festivities (national anthem, player intros, etc.) will begin at 2:20 PM.
FAN CODE OF CONDUCT: This season, the NFL and all 32 NFL clubs created a Fan Code of Conduct to help promote a positive fan environment at all NFL stadiums this season. The fan code of conduct is designed to set clear expectations and encourage a stadium environment that is enjoyable for all. For more information on the Cardinals Fan Code of Conduct, please can log onto: www.azcardinals.com/gameday/pdfs/08code_conduct.pdf
If fans require assistance during their visit to University of Phoenix Stadium, stadium staff can be reached at the Game Day Phone Hotline (623-433-7156) or Game Day Text Message Hotline (602-396-9888).