Cardinals Overview

Fast facts

League: NFL

Head Coach: Jonathan Gannon

Team Mascot: Big Red

Year Opened: 2006

Capacity: 63400

City / State: Glendale / Arizona

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Cardinals vs 49ers

Rival Team: San Francisco 49ers

The Cards biggest rivals in recent years have been the San Francisco 49ers. Both NFC West powerhouses have been physical and talented on both sides of the ball in the past few years. The 49er’s currently lead the series 28-18, but the way the Cardinals have been playing these last few years those number should draw closer in the coming seasons.

Cardinals vs Seahawks

Rival Team: Seattle Seahawks

Over the last few seasons, the Cardinals and Seahawks have squared off for NFC West supremacy. In 2014 the Seahawks edged out the Cardinals for the division; however, the Cardinals got their revenge in 2015 in what is shaping up to be one of the hardest fought matchups in the NFL.

Cardinals vs Rams

Rival Team: LA Rams

The rivalry between the Rams and Cardinals is based on the fact the two teams have been competing against each other for the NFC West title since 2002. Another common thread between these two rivals is the fact both teams at one point played in St. Louis before moving to greener pastures out west. Come prepared for a hard fought game when the Cardinals and Rams get together.

Cardinals Tailgate Guide


The atmosphere at the State Farm Stadium on a Cardinals game day is truly one of the most exciting tailgating experiences in the NFL. The Cardinals pull out all the stops on game days to ensure there is something for everyone by hosting a variety of pre-game parties.

If you’re looking for a family friendly tailgate, the Kids combine is right up your alley. The combine gives young Cards fans a chance to test their football skills in a virtual NFL Combine creating a great pregame experience for all the future wanna-be NFL stars out there.

However, if you’re looking for something a bit more grown up then, don’t worry the Cardinals have you covered there as well. The main tailgates are on “The Great Lawn” out in front of the stadium, which features fantastic food and a variety of alcoholic beverages from vendors in addition to die-hard Cards fans personal tailgates.

You’ll even find a pub style pre-game party atmosphere at the Big Red Brew Haus where there are a wide variety of craft beers on tap as well as a great selection of Brew Haus cuisine. Stop by the Brew Haus to throw back a few and take in all the action going on around the league on the large screen TVs displayed throughout. You can’t go wrong tailgating at a Cardinals game where no matter who you are, you’ll find something that will entertain you before entering the State Farm Stadium to cheer on the Cardinals to victory.


Cardinals Flight Deck

The Flight Deck is located on the north plaza of the State Farm Stadium. Here you can enjoy a Kids Combine and a lounge featuring massive LED video boards perfect for keeping track of games going on around the league. You’ll also be able to enjoy various local food and beverage stands as well.

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Big Red Brew Haus

The Big Red Brew Haus opens three and a quarter hours before kickoff and is the place to be for all you are looking for in a pregame pub atmosphere. You’ll find a plethora of local craft beers here as well as traditional Brew Haus favorites creating the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or something to drink before the game.

Red Zone Tailgate

If you’re not looking to go through the hassle of setting up a tailgate of your own or if you’re looking for something a bit different than the traditional tailgate scene then check out the Red Zone tailgate. At the Red Zone Tailgate, you’ll have the chance to meet Cardinal cheerleaders, play a variety games, and enjoy some delicious barbecue.

Where to tailgate

Cardinals Stadium Guide

In Game

State Farm Stadium is a state of the art facility that features a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else in the NFL. There is a reason why the State Farm Stadium has hosted numerous Super Bowls and BCS Bowl Games. The modern architecture of this beautiful stadium is unmatched by any other sporting venue in the United States. The barrel cactus shape gives the stadium a distinctly Arizona feel, and the retractable field is the only one in the NFL giving you the feel that you’re at a venue unlike any other when attending a Cardinals game.

The Stadium holds roughly 70,000 fans and still manages to offer incredible sight lines from every seat in the house. You can’t go wrong no matter where you buy seats at the State Farm Stadium, so rest assured that you’ll be able to take in all the action when attending a Cardinals game. Don’t worry though if you do happen to miss anything on the field, the various large video boards displayed throughout the stadium will catch you up to speed.

Another thing that sets apart attending a Cardinals game from elsewhere in the NFL is the fact there are lots of transplants in Arizona, which means you’ll be able to find plenty of fellow fans of your teams if you’re coming out to support the visiting team. The mix of fans creates an interesting dynamic at Cardinals games where you’ll hear plenty of cheering for both sides.

Finally, the concessions at the State Farm Stadium are top notch. All throughout the stadium you’ll find locally inspired food and drink options. Authentic Mexican food, backyard BBQ, and Arizona-based craft beers are fantastic options to indulge in. Also, the stands are fairly reasonably priced ranging from the stands $6-$12 per purchase.

The State Farm Stadium offers an excellent game day experience that you and your friends or family will love, so don’t hesitate to make the trip to Arizona as soon as possible.

Things to check out

Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor

The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor pay tribute to some of the greatest players, coaches, and administrators in team history. It’s a great way to honor the all-time greats in Cardinals history, so check it out when visiting the State Farm Stadium. You’ll even be able to pay respect to the late Pat Tillman who has his special area commemorating his achievements both on and off the field.

Bud Light Game Zone

Tickets to the Bud Light Game Zone gives you access to the lower level of the south end zone where you can enjoy playing pool, bags, beer pong, and taking in action from around the league on large screen all while enjoying the atmosphere of a Cardinals game. You’ll even get unlimited food and drinks making the experience well worth the $30 price.

Retractable Playing Field

State Farm Stadium features the first fully retractable natural grass playing field in North America. If you get a chance to see the field move, it's a refreshing sight to see and also is one of the unique aspects of the stadium.

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The “Big Red” Siren

This tradition was introduced before the 2014 NFL season. At the start of every game the Cardinals set off the big red siren to pump up the crowd before kickoff. Make sure to get into the stadium before game time to hear the “Big Red” Siren and work yourself into a frenzy before kickoff.

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Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders

The Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders entertain the crowd at Cardinals games during stoppages in play. During games you’ll see a variety of routines, so stay tuned to see what they’ll do next.

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Fight Songs

  1. The Arizona Cardinals are Charging

    The official Cardinals fight song

    The Cardinals are charging
    Let’s cheer them on their way
    Let’s shout out with all our might
    We’ll show ’em how a team can fight
    For victory and glory
    Will make our joy supreme
    The pride of Arizona (all St. Louis)
    Our Arizona (St. Louis) Cardinal team.

Cardinals Bars & Restaurants

  1. Lustre Bar

    Lustre Rooftop Bar

    As downtown Phoenix’s only rooftop lounge, Lustre is a truly exceptional outdoor hangout, expertly balancing sociability with tranquility

    2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour

    Bitter And Twisted

    This stylish haunt with an extensive craft-cocktail menu also features innovative bar bites.

    1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Majerle’s Sports Grill

    Majerles Sports Grill

    Visit to Arizona ain't complete without visiting Majerle's Sports Grill.

    24 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  4. Pomo Pizzeria – Downtown Phoenix


    Pizzeria providing Neapolitan pies, plus Italian fare from antipasti to gourmet panini.

    705 N 1st St #120, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  5. Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

    Blue Hound

    At Blue Hound, you’ll find seasonal American fare meant for sharing and pairing--with craft cocktails, wine or beer, that is. So go ahead.

    2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  6. The Counter Phoenix

    Counter Burger

    Create the ultimate burger with our checklist-style clipboard menu boasting +85 ingredients and over a million possible combinations.

    1130 Avalon Boulevard #1030, Alpharetta, GA 30009, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  7. Mrs White’s Golden Rule Cafe

    Fried Chicken

    Modest, family-owned eatery serving homestyle Southern & soul food 7 days a week since the '60s.

    808 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $

  8. Pizzeria Bianco

    Pizzeria Bianco pizza

    Cozy, brick-walled restaurant serving wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas & Italian small plates.

    623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  9. McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon

    McFaddens Restaurant Saloon

    Best place to drink and dance the night away

    9425 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $$

  10. Buffalo Wild Wings


    The ultimate place to get together with your friends, watch sports, drink beer, and eat wings.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd c107, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  11. Yard House

    Yard House

    Always has that distinct sense of belonging in this place.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  12. Native Grill & Wings

    Native Grill Wings budlight beer buffalo wings

    Known for its signature wings and vibrant atmosphere.

    7273 N 95th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - pizza - $$

  13. Bar Louie

    Bar Louie beer burger

    Bar Louie features a selection of local and regional beers with over 20 taps, unique wines and craveable food in an inviting, urban atmosphere.

    6770 N Sunrise Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Fired Pie

    Fired Pie pizza

    Modern, organic-focused chain offering customizable pizzas & salads, plus local craft beer.

    6800 N 95th Ave #870, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  15. Mama Gina’s Pizzeria

    Mama Ginas Pizzeria

    An Italian restaurant that serves flavorful wings, fresh pasta, calzones, sandwiches & NY-style pizza!

    9380 W Westgate Blvd d101, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  16. Hot N Juicy Crawfish

    Hot N Juicy Crawfish

    Hot N Juicy serves only the best seafood!

    6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Salt Tacos y Tequila

    Salt Tacos y Tequila

    Spacious eatery offering the most familiar yet delicious Mexican grub and margaritas

    6751 N Sunset Blvd e109, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  18. Opa Life Greek Cafe

    OPA Life Greek Cafe

    The taste of Santorini in Arizona

    9404 W Westgate Blvd c103, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    european - cafe - $$

  19. Shane’s Rib Shack

    Shanes Rib Shack

    Where you can find mouth-watering and tender ribs in Arizona.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd #101, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$