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Reminders for game day

Posted by Darren Urban on September 12, 2009 – 8:00 am

Here are some important reminders if you are going to the game Sunday:

GATES OPEN: All fans should be aware main entrance gates at University of Phoenix Stadium open 90 minutes prior kickoff this season. Fans can enter the stadium starting at 11:45 AM on Sunday. (Main gates have opened two hours prior to kickoff in previous years.)

PARKING LOTS: Sportsman’s Park carparks and other game day parking lots will open four hours before kickoff for each Cardinals home game this season. Vehicles can enter starting at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning.

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER: The Cardinals will unfurl their NFC Championship banner at 12:55 PM. Former Cardinals CB Aeneas Williams and team President Michael Bidwill will speak and a ceremonial video will be shown.

JORDIN SPARKS: Grammy nominated and 19 Recordings/Jive Records platinum-selling artist JORDIN SPARKS will sing the National Anthem prior to kickoff.

GREAT LAWN:  The Great Lawn will open four hours prior to kickoff at 9:00 AM. The Verizon Wireless Stage will feature the Charlene Tarango Band for fans to enjoy while tailgating.

TICKETS: Sunday’s game is a sellout though a limited number of tickets returned from the visiting team allotment are available for purchase. The Cardinals have sold out all 35 games they have played at University of Phoenix Stadium since it opened in August of 2006.

FAN CODE OF CONDUCT: Just like last season, the NFL and all 32 NFL clubs will continue to enforce the Fan Code of Conduct to help promote a positive fan environment at all NFL stadiums. The fan code of conduct is designed to set clear fan expectations and encourage a stadium environment that is enjoyable for all fans. For more information on the Cardinals Fan Code of Conduct, fans can log onto www.azcardinals.com.

 If fans require assistance during their visit to University of Phoenix Stadium, stadium staff can be reached at:
• Game Day Phone Hotline: 623-433-7156
• Game Day Text Message Hotline: Text “Cards” <space> Issue and Location to 41513

PAT DOWNS: In order to further enhance fan safety and comfort, everyone entering University of Phoenix Stadium will be subject to pat down hand searches. Fans are encouraged to arrive early at stadium gates to help facilitate this additional security measure.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: All fans should be aware of items not allowed inside University of Phoenix Stadium. The 2009 University of Phoenix Stadium A-Z Guide and complete list of prohibited items can be viewed at: http://www.azcardinals.com/stadium/a-to-z-guide.html


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6 Responses to “Reminders for game day”

  1. By 209CardsFan on Sep 12, 2009 | Reply

    I can’t wait! I got the BBQ warming up and the beer in the fridge already!

    Go CARDS!

  2. By fitz 4 mt rushmore on Sep 12, 2009 | Reply

    Darren, I have one reminder for Sunday too…KICK THE NINERS BACKSIDES!!!

  3. By Year2Remember on Sep 12, 2009 | Reply

    Gonna be awesome! Get’em Dockett!

  4. By Grateful Cards on Sep 12, 2009 | Reply

    Darren… I hope that you’ll be posting video of the ceremony and banner raising for those of us out of state (Texas) who can not attend (although I did make the 49ers Monday night game last year, the NFC Championship, and three days of this past training camp). I’ll be back to see the banner in person at some point this season.

  5. By darrenurban on Sep 12, 2009 | Reply

    Grateful —

    We do plan to have that video, I believe.

  6. By Brandon on Sep 12, 2009 | Reply

    The Cardinals are going to go all the way i believe in them the 49ers are going down we beat them last year we can do it again goodluck to Larry Fitzgerald, Kurt Warner, A. Boldin, A wilson, B. Well, Urban and all the other starters i hope hightower get some good runs thanks ken Whisenhunt and all the coaches that made this team the way they are even is they lose some game i just love to watch them play cause it my faverite team. Good Luck!!!

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