UoP stadium wins decade honor

Posted by Darren Urban on December 24, 2009 – 9:04 am

Sports Illustrated has been releasing tons of sports-related lists and, in what I’d consider something of an mild upset, University of Phoenix Stadium tops the magazine’s top 10 choices for “best new stadium” since 2000. The Cardinals’ home beat out AT&T Park in San Francisco — home of baseball’s Giants. That monster of a new stadium out in Texas built for the Cowboys finished third on the list, new Yankees Stadium was fourth and the Pirates’ PNC Park in Pittsburgh was fifth.

SI mentions the fact UoP hosts not only the Cards but the Fiesta Bowl and already one Super Bowl. “The award-winning design features a roof covered by a translucent fabric and exterior walls made of metallic panels to help with cooling inside. The field can be moved outside on rollers, enabling optimal grass growth in the desert setting.”

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6 Responses to “UoP stadium wins decade honor”

  1. By Tbru on Dec 24, 2009 | Reply

    Best stadium, with the worst name
    I can live with a dumb name I guess.

  2. By Hugo RomeroEscarcega on Dec 24, 2009 | Reply

    the best home to host the best team…GO BIRDS GO RED

  3. By spitfire772 on Dec 24, 2009 | Reply

    Can’t do anything about the name… ya do business with University of Phoenix and that’s what the name’s gonna be. Great stadium and it’s cool to know it’s ahead of every other stadium, even the newest ones like in Dallas.

  4. By Russ on Dec 24, 2009 | Reply

    We play in a college stadium for years. Then we build our own and name it after a college. NICE!

  5. By retread on Dec 27, 2009 | Reply

    I could have named the stadium , IF i wanted to spend
    something like 25 million, Great Team , Great Stadium .
    The Pink Taco could have been ??????????????????

  6. By Dean on Dec 27, 2009 | Reply

    With no disrespect to The University of Phoenix, the pride of a winning football team and a strong following with fans can most definatly be all in the name of the house that the thunder roars!

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