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New videoboards at University of Phoenix Stadium

Posted by Darren Urban on April 8, 2014 – 5:41 pm

It’ll be easier to see replays this season when you are watching at game at University of Phoenix Stadium. As part of an e-mail message sent to season-ticket holders Tuesday evening, team president Michael Bidwill announced the Cardinals’ home will have new videoboards this season.

Calling it a “collaborative effort” between the team and the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, Bidwill said the screens at both the south and north ends will be improved. “At the south end of the stadium you will see an incredible, visually-stunning, high-definition LED board that is more than three times the size of the current one and with 75% higher resolution,” Bidwill wrote. “As part of this initial phase of stadium upgrades, the north end will now feature a scoreboard that is triple the current size.”

Bidwill also addresses WiFi at the stadium, calling enhancements a “priority” and saying there would be more specific information to be shared in the “very near future.”

Across the NFL teams have pushed to improve the in-stadium experience and the Cardinals are no different. In fact, Bidwill closes the note by saying the part of the organization’s mission is to give fans the “world-class stadium experience that you deserve.”

 


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20 Responses to “New videoboards at University of Phoenix Stadium”

  1. By birdgangrising on Apr 8, 2014 | Reply

    This is great news. The smaller board (not sure what end that is) wasn’t sufficient at all, and the WiFi in the stadium was practically useless.

  2. By georgiebird on Apr 8, 2014 | Reply

    Darren,
    In your last paragraph, I think there should be a comma after “across the NFL” and no comma after “experience.”
    Nothing going on -just waiting for the draft.

  3. By sbrown on Apr 8, 2014 | Reply

    while new video boards will be nice, the issue is that the team has a history of almost never showing the replay !
    I have communicated this to the “Big Red Service Team” several times,along as several season ticket holders that set in my section. Just show more replays.
    I don’t care about the inside the locker room camera, nothing there to see but improve the in game experience, show more replays !

  4. By Shane on Apr 8, 2014 | Reply

    That’s awesome, they should get WiFi also.

  5. By Dobie on Apr 8, 2014 | Reply

    MR Bidwill I don’t know how many times I have email your organisation to improve the score board and never got a feed back so who ever gave you the idea to do that and getting points for that I call boo on that one it was super dooper fan here that though in some one brain but I am so glad you are doing it about time so email me back and lets do lunch

    PS I don’t even think this Dobie
    will get to you or even read it

  6. By Dre on Apr 8, 2014 | Reply

    That’s great to hear but half the screen is showing advertising for most of the game. I know you have to keep the lights on but half the screen. They make more then enough to show that constant so kinda kills the game day experience if you want to see that much advertising stay home they play 100 commercial every game.

  7. By Jason on Apr 8, 2014 | Reply

    The new screens were over due. The south end zone screen resolution was pretty poor. I’m very excited and pleased the new screens and score boards will be up this season just in time for the national exposure of the Super Bowl. Win win for everyone.

  8. By K-Dub on Apr 9, 2014 | Reply

    Ready by Fan Fest?

  9. By Dynosoar on Apr 9, 2014 | Reply

    T Stone,

    “faster than Simeon Rice opening his mouth and having something stupid pop out.” Man, that’s faster than a 3.0 seconds 40. Blinding.

    Thanks for the response. We’ve had a few QB’s in our history that were special to have (Heart, Lomax, Boomer, Warner, did I miss any) Not too many you are right there.

    The new video board will be a nice touch for Cardinals fans when we watch replays of our team during the Super Bowl. Haha, I’m a homer… err, a believer.

  10. By David on Apr 9, 2014 | Reply

    How about lower prices on season tickets or make my beer a lil cheaper… Or not spending $50 on food for 3 people…

    More important matter s imo

  11. By AzDesertRat1953 on Apr 9, 2014 | Reply

    Now that’s profits being used the right way.

    Just don’t put one over the field, Ok, Please.

    GO CARDS!!!

  12. By Mark Grant on Apr 9, 2014 | Reply

    The new screens are great, but how about a new sound system for the stadium. It is extremely difficult to understand what is being said throughout the game.
    Also it would be nice to be able to watch or at least hear the game when your waiting in the long lines for the restrooms and/or the concession stands.

  13. By Big Ken on Apr 9, 2014 | Reply

    Draft suspense eating me up! over analyze! the monotony.

  14. By Patrick Hoog aka Don't Take Losses on Apr 9, 2014 | Reply

    New digital huge video Boards and better wifi? Sweet. On heels on indoor practice bubble, builds on off season momo into … Cards Draft flexibility , more Cards Free Agent coups, Cards NFC West run, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl.., pow!

  15. By ored on Apr 9, 2014 | Reply

    amazing what success will do,build a winner and everything starts improving.

  16. By cardsalltheway on Apr 9, 2014 | Reply

    What kind? LG or Samsux?

  17. By Steve on Apr 10, 2014 | Reply

    When the left and right third of the screen is devoted to advertising, and the middle third is dedicated to a highlight of a morning game where “Team A jumped out to an early first quarter lead but could not hold on as Team B defeated them 48-14,” I don’t call that improving the fan experience. The net increase in size will be negligible. Secondly: use replays to assist the HOME TEAM in making a decision throw a challenge flag; don’t use it to assist the visiting team (take a lesson from other stadiums on this).

  18. By Mario on Apr 10, 2014 | Reply

    How about NEW UNIFORMS? Our jerseys look like AFL jerseys. Nike needs to update us!

  19. By Eazy E on Apr 10, 2014 | Reply

    Are the videoboards in the same ballpark as the Cowboys Stadium(AT&T Stadium)?

  20. By William Barry on Apr 17, 2014 | Reply

    I like the all white pants and jersey tops…with Cardinal red lettering…..don’t mess with tradition

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