Storms damage stadium

Posted by Darren Urban on July 29, 2010 – 6:52 pm

Just when it felt good to celebrate some summer rain for once, it turned nasty enough to tear holes in the roof of University of Phoenix Stadium and leave debris on the floor. I know the Cardinals’ decision makers were supposed to check it out this evening just as the team prepares to go to training camp tomorrow. The first home game is in two weeks — Aug. 14 — to open the preseason against the Texans. The second preseason game isn’t until Sept. 2. At this point, I have no idea how this affects the Texans game, if at all. I am sure if there is anything to report I’ll have something, but for now, the hope I am sure is to have everything in place by the time the Cards have to play there again.

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19 Responses to “Storms damage stadium”

  1. By JoeVero on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    Darren –
    Any news on the Dockett twitter post?

  2. By darrenurban on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    JoeVero —


  3. By Pete Kosednar on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    Cards have a million dollar building and are kinda short on a update on the damage report? Bubba and his $50,000 redneck home with a hole in the roof prob would have a better damage report that you guys!

  4. By darrenurban on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    Pete —

    I didn’t say they didn’t have a damage report. I said I didn’t have one to announce. Big difference.

  5. By AndyStandsUp on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    Hell hath no fury for a woman(Mother Nature) scorned.
    See, I KNEW Rhodes or Faneca had something to do with it.

  6. By Joe-B on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    Do you have a picture of what the roof looks like?

  7. By darrenurban on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    Joe-B —

    I do not.

  8. By brad oneill on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    i could make something up if it will help you sleep better peter.

    The University of Phoenix stadium fell victim to the rioting over sb1070- Balls of flaming debris launched from make shift cannon penetrated the roof of the stadium along with several other buildings in Phoenix. The damage is estimated at 435,000 dollars but attorney general Goddard recommended using illegal aliens as laborers and felt that the cost could be brought down to 8 dollars and 75 cents.

    Joe Arpaio says he is watching the stadium closely and if any more rioters approach he will open fire. (with his super soaker)

  9. By Walter L on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    It’s just a some tears in the canvas on the retractable roof and some of the siding was blown off. Not that bad, but trees around the stadium grounds got the worst of it. A bunch of trees got broken in half and a street sign was bent by the wind. A bunch of telephone poles got blown over so IDk how that will effect it.

  10. By itsjustme on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    brad that is a good one keep them comming, got a good laugh on that one.

  11. By aaaaudio on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    Hope this doesn’t affect the first preseason game. I am really looking forward to test driving my new season ticket location! Now how about those last two draft picks?

  12. By darrenurban on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    aaaudio —

    I will be stunned if Washington isn’t signed today. And Williams will be done soon enough.

  13. By Jeff Gollin on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    I’m thinking: play the game in a parking lot. (First scripted play: Fitz, you run right and cut left at the white Escalade. Stevie, you run a curl right behind the Sabrette hotdog stand. And Early, you just “go long”…)

  14. By TJ on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    You can find a video of the stadium damage on

  15. By K-DUB on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply


    Say that Sergio Kindle fell to us in the second round and we got him instead of Washington. How messed up would you LB position have been with Bullock still signing to the Giants. Who would’ve been next available?

  16. By darrenurban on Jul 30, 2010 | Reply

    K-Dub —

    They were never going to take Kindle ahead of Washington. They had Washington rated much, much higher.

  17. By Scott H on Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

    I must say, Arizona has GOT to be just about the LAST place I would expect a stadium to be damaged by weather…was this an unusual storm??? Or should there be concerns about the build quality of this building???

  18. By darrenurban on Aug 1, 2010 | Reply

    Scott H —

    It was a microburst.

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