While the Arizona Cardinals had a disappointing 2010 season, the franchise will be seeking its third division title in four years in the 2011 campaign. With a solid foundation in place, Arizona Cardinals tickets should provide plenty of excitement for many years to come.
Arizona Cardinals Tickets: Franchise History
While the Cardinals have been in Arizona for just over two decades, the team has been an NFL franchise since 1922. From 1922-59, the franchise was based in Chicago, where the Cardinals won consecutive NFL titles in 1947-48. Dick "Night Train" Lane, Ollie Matson, Ernie Nevers and Charley Trippi were among the Hall of Fame players that suited up for the Chicago Cardinals.
In 1960, the Cardinals made the short move to St. Louis. During this period (1960-87), the club's best run was during the mid-seventies. The St. Louis Cardinals won back-to-back NFC East crowns in 1974-75. Dan Dierdorf, Jackie Smith, Roger Wehrli and Larry Wilson enjoyed Hall of Fame careers as St. Louis Cardinals.
Since 1988, the Cardinals franchise has been based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1998, the Arizona Cardinals reached the postseason and advanced to the divisional round with an upset victory at Dallas against the Cowboys.
Ten years later, the Arizona Cardinals provided one of the most memorable seasons in the long history of the franchise. Led by veteran quarterback Kurt Warner and young wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona made a surprising run to Super Bowl XLIII. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cardinals came up just short in a 27-23 defeat. Off of that run to the Super Bowl, Arizona Cardinals tickets have become a hot item in the desert!
Arizona Cardinals Tickets: University of Phoenix Stadium
Fans are able to enjoy the action in one of the most impressive venues in the NFL. The University of Phoenix Stadium (with a capacity of 63,400-72,200) opened in 2006 and was the host stadium for Super Bowl XLII. The Cardinals home stadium was also the site for the 2006 and 2010 BCS National Championship games in college football.
For the 2012 season, Arizona Cardinals tickets will enable fans to witness eight exciting regular season games at University of Phoenix Stadium. The home slate will feature marquee matchups against the Steelers, Cowboys and New York Giants. The Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks will also visit the Arizona Cardinals in 2012.