University of Phoenix Stadium to host college title

Posted by Darren Urban on December 16, 2013 – 2:22 pm

The news came out today that University of Phoenix Stadium has been picked to host the 2016 national championship game for college football in our post-BCS world. That will be the game following the 2015 season, and will be the second year in a row such an event will be held at the Cardinals’ home. The Super Bowl will be at University of Phoenix Stadium in 2015, following the 2014 NFL season.

Arizona beat out Jacksonville, New Orleans and Tampa for the 2016 game. Tampa was awarded the 2017 game. The game in Arizona will be played January 11, 2016.

“The competition for attracting events with this type of economic impact and prestige is intense,” Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said in a statement. “For Arizona to be awarded college football’s National Championship game is a huge victory for our community, especially a year after University of Phoenix Stadium will host the Super Bowl.  We were excited to work with the Fiesta Bowl on the bid and are anxious to continue that partnership moving forward.”

Said Bill Hancock, executive director of the new College Football Playoff, “Arizona has proven itself to be one of the greatest settings for premiere college football events, and has become a favored destination for fans from around the country. The folks in Arizona put together an exceptional bid that really won the day with the management committee.”


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5 Responses to “University of Phoenix Stadium to host college title”

  1. By Jim E. on Dec 16, 2013 | Reply

    Alright Bidwill, time to drop Cardinals ticket prices next year. You’re making enough money.

  2. By D on Dec 16, 2013 | Reply

    Second Mock Draft:

    As of right now, Cards have 5.5mil roughly under the cap.Looking at next year, many big decisions to be made with contracts (Larry expect to make 18mil, DWash due a 10mil bonus and PP able to get a huge increase in salary.Plus many starters expected to be Free Agents.)

    Guessing the Cards will be drafting around 18-21 range

    Round 1–S. Tuitt DE. At this spot in the draft and the Cards usually taking best player available, I selected him for a few reasons. A) Not much difference at this spot in the draft from a OT taken here or in the second round. I am not sold on their current left tackle, but BA may want to develop him and have him compete against young blood next year.
    B) With M. Shaughnessy expected to be a Free agent and Darnell Dockett getting up there in age, they need to have a young DE for the future,this kid looks like he could be it.

    Round 2–J. Hurst OT. To compete with Sowell at Left Tackle, the loser of the two can be the backup swing OL

    Round 3–Z.Mettenberger QB. Kid had a knee injury that wil take 1.6 yr to fully recover, Carson Palmer will be back next year as the starter, need a young QB to groom.

    Round 4–C Loston SS. Need more depth here with Y. Bell not young. Plus won’t know about Honey Badger until probably Sept.

    Round 5–R. Rodgers TE Jeff King wont be back and both Ballard and Dray are expected to be free agents.

    Round 6– G. Atkinson III RB. Doubt Cards will be able to match the highest offer Mendenhall will get on free agent market.

  3. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Dec 16, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder if the NCAA is stupid enough to allow New York to host the NCAA championship game outdoors in early January.

    I can’t wait for the NFL’s Super Bowl debacle in NY to unfold in February.

  4. By Jose Gabriel on Dec 16, 2013 | Reply

    I ♥ cardinals its my favorite team

  5. By Dynosoar on Dec 17, 2013 | Reply


    Do you see Mettenberger as better than Stanton and if so in what ways? Are there other QB’s you like?

    As to Mendenhall, I’m thrilled we have him, but I remember him as being a much better producer yardage wise, so I don’t see him commanding too much on the open market. However, I’m not sure I see him as being our best option at back next year either.

    Like I said I was thrilled we have him, I just hope Tayler has learned well behind him. Then again, with Cooper back, perhaps Mendehall will produce more yardage next year.

    Ottis Anderson Fan,

    I just hope we get to see the debacle unfold with Cardinals red against a snowy field. (Does NFC or AFC get home jerseys this year?) Here’s to two more wins for us, two more for Atlanta and one more for the Saints.

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