Three Reasons to See the Arizona Cardinals in Action

The Arizona Cardinals have been on a steady track of improvement under fourth-year head coach Bruce Arians. Coming off a 13-3 season in 2015, we foresee the next step may be to the Super Bowl. So it’s no surprise that many are making the Cardinals their preseason championship pick. If seeing a potential title-winning team isn’t enough to wet your appetite, here are a few other reasons why catching a game in Arizona in 2016 is a can’t-miss activity!

A Star-filled Roster – The Cardinals have several top players who are worth the price of admission. A few of those may be entering the final years of their careers, making no time better than the present to catch them in action.

Quarterback Carson Palmer is beginning his 13th season after setting career highs in passing yards (4,671) and touchdowns (35) in 2015. He is aided on offense by arguably the greatest player in franchise history, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald is already considered one of the top pass-catchers to ever step foot on an NFL field. Each week, he is likely to only add to his legacy with highlight reel plays.

A Top-notch Schedule – As the reigning NFC West champions, Arizona faces a daunting but exciting schedule. They open the season on September 11 at home on Sunday Night Football against the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

Four other playoff teams from last year also dot the eight game 2016 home slate: The New York Jets on October 17th, the Seattle Seahawks on October 23rd, the Minnesota Vikings on November 20th and the Washington Redskins on December 4th.

In addition, the newly-christened Los Angeles Rams come to town with this year’s top NFL Draft pick, Jared Goff, on October 2nd. The number one overall choice from last year, Jameis Winston, also pays a visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 18th.

A Top-notch Schedule – As the reigning NFC West champions, Arizona faces a daunting but exciting schedule. They open the season on September 11 at home on Sunday Night Football against the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

Four other playoff teams from last year also dot the eight game 2016 home slate: The New York Jets on October 17th, the Seattle Seahawks on October 23rd, the Minnesota Vikings on November 20th and the Washington Redskins on December 4th.

In addition, the newly-christened Los Angeles Rams come to town with this year’s top NFL Draft pick, Jared Goff, on October 2nd. The number one overall choice from last year, Jameis Winston, also pays a visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 18th.

A World-class Stadium – If you haven’t visited University of Phoenix Stadium, it needs to be on your sports bucket list. The futuristic looking building rises out of the desert like something out of a science fiction film. It was opened in 2006 and remains one of the NFL’s first-class facilities. Each home Sunday, rabid Arizona fans pack the place adorned in their deep Cardinal red paraphernalia.

One of the more unique aspects of the stadium is a translucent, retractable roof. Also featured is the first completely retractable natural grass field in the United States.

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