The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in the Phoenix metro area. The Cardinals, who represent the National Football Conference West division in the National Football League, play their home games at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, an Arizona suburb of Phoenix.
The Cardinals organization was established in 1898. The franchise joined the NFL as a founding member on September 17, 1920. Only the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals have continued to routinely play football in the country since the league’s establishment. Before the 1988 season, the team moved west to Tempe, Arizona, a college town east of Phoenix, where it played its home games for the next 18 seasons at Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University.
The Cardinals are the only NFL team without a home playoff loss thanks to their victory in the 1947 NFL Championship Game, two postseason victories during the aforementioned 2008-09 NFL playoffs, one during the 2009-10 playoffs, and one during the 2015-16 playoffs.
The team’s corporate headquarters and training facility are still located in Tempe, despite moving to a new home stadium in Glendale in 2006. From 1988 until 2012, Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff hosted the annual Cardinals training camp. The Cardinals’ training camp was moved from State Farm Stadium to University of Phoenix Stadium in 2013.
Do the Arizona Cardinals sell out?
Yes. The Cardinals sell out a lot. Since State Farm Stadium opened in 2006, the team has sold out every home game played there, and it is widely recognized as one of the best sports venues in the world.