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#CINvsAZ Stadium Reminders; Roof To Be Open

Increased security awaits at University of Phoenix Stadium


100TH GAME AT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM:Sunday's contest against the Bengals will be the Cardinals 100th game played at University of Phoenix Stadium since it opened in August of 2006 (preseason and postseason included). All 100 games have been sellouts.

ROOF: The roof will be OPEN for the game.

SECURITY PROCEDURES: Fans should be aware the NFL has requested all stadiums to increase security both outside and inside for the remainder of the season. In accordance with NFL best practices for stadium security, all fans will be subject to security screening prior to entry to University of Phoenix Stadium along with inspection of carry-in items. The stadium will employ the use of both walk-through magnetometers and handheld metal detectors to complete the screening process. If in line to use a walk-through magnetometer, fans will be asked to ONLY remove cellphones, cameras and other large metal items from their pockets. Other items like keys, wallets, coins and belts do not need to be removed. If in line to use a handheld metal detector, fans will be asked to remove all metal objects from their pockets. Fans are reminded that security checkpoints are always busiest during the 45 minutes leading up to kickoff.

NFL POLICY ON ACCEPTABLE BAGS:It is strongly recommended that fans do not bring bags with them to the stadium. If it is essential to bring one, it must comply with the NFL Clear Bag policy and be one of the following approved types and size requirements: Clear plastic bag measuring no larger than 12" x 6" x 12" or; 1-Gallon Plastic Freezer Bag, or; Small Clutch bag no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" in size. In accordance with the NFL's Public Safety Policy, fans should be prepared to open their bags for inspection and may be asked by security screeners to remove their contents. Non-approved bags will be denied entry into the stadium and fans will be asked to return the bag to their vehicle or dispose of it. There are no lockers outside of the stadium to store items nor can any items be held by staff members.

PROHIBITED ITEMS:All fans should be aware of items not allowed inside University of Phoenix Stadium. The 2015 University of Phoenix Stadium A-Z Guide and complete list of prohibited items can be viewed at

TICKETS:A limited number of tickets including those returned from the visiting team allotment are available for purchase. For more information please call 602-379-0102 or visit

PARKING:**Sportsman's Park carparks and other game day parking lots will open at2:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. Cardinals fans are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the many pregame activities free to ticket holders.

GREAT LAWN:**The Great Lawn will open for tailgaters on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

PREGAME ACTIVITIES:The Cardinals are once again offering pregame entertainment to fans coming to Cardinals games:

"Arizona Cardinals Flight Deck" presented by Verizon takes place on the north/northwest plaza outside of University of Phoenix Stadium and opens on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

"Arizona Cardinals Preflight Party" is located at Westgate's WaterDance Plaza, adjacent to the dancing fountains and begins at 3:00 PM on Sunday.

New this season, the "Big Red Brew Haus"offers fans a variety of beer selections, a traditional Brew Haus menu and flat screen TV's for fans to enjoy the early NFL action in a comfortable indoor environment. It opens Sunday at 2:00 PM and is located on the service level of the stadium. Fans can access the Brew Haus by entering at Gate 2 and taking the escalators down.

"Bud Light's Primetime Grill"is located at the northwest plaza and provides Cardinals fans with 75 feet of tailgating entertainment at each home game. Fans can enjoy delicious food and catch the early NFL games on large flat screen TV's with custom surround sound. It opens on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

NBC'S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS: NBC's Sunday Night Football Bus will be parked in the Flight Deck outside of Gate 1 and will be available for ticketed fans to tour beginning on Sunday at 2:00 PM. Inside the SNF Bus fans can take photos, visit the "Fan Cave" area with lockers from both the Cardinals and Bengals, view signed footballs from each "Player of the Game" from previous SNF games in 2015, and take part in a life-sized photobomb wall, a 55-inch touchscreen and a replica Football Night in America studio.

CARDINALS TEAM SHOP: The newly renovated Cardinals Team Shop is located near Gate 2 and opens to ticketed guests on Sunday at 2:00 PM. The Cardinals Team Shop offers fans the biggest Cardinals merchandise selection all in one place.

GATES OPEN:**All fans should be aware that main entrance gates at University of Phoenix Stadium open at 5:00 PM on Sunday.

FAN CODE OF CONDUCT:The Arizona Cardinals are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all fans, both inside University of Phoenix Stadium and throughout our parking areas. All ticket holders should be familiar with the Cardinals Fan Code of Conduct. These guidelines can be found within the 2015 University of Phoenix Stadium A-Z Guide and can be viewed at   

TEXT MESSAGE HOTLINE NUMBER: Similar to past seasons, fans can request assistance or report Code of Conduct violations by using our game day phone and text hotlines.

  • Game Day Phone Hotline: 623-433-7156
  • Game Day Text Message Hotline: Text "Cards"
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