A Super Bowl is not the only thing on the way in Arizona, as the Arizona Cardinals are planning future University of Phoenix Stadium upgrades.
Last week, it was announced by the NFL that University of Phoenix Stadium will host Super Bowl LVII in 2023. In the years leading up to the game, the facility will be improved through a series of upgrades undertaken by the Cardinals.
Some upgrades have been completed, as the Cardinals unveiled improvements to University of Phoenix Stadium’s club level last year. More renovations are coming to the stadium and, as detailed by Cardinals president Michael Bidwelll, will affect several aspects of the facility, including tailgating areas and Wi-Fi. More from Sports360AZ:
“We’ve already done about $28 million to renovate the club area,” Bidwill said to the assembled media. “About an equal amount on parking lots and infrastructure related to the pedestrian ways coming to the stadium from those new parking lots.”
He also said the fan experience will be enhanced by new tailgate areas, as well as select upgraded features once fans enter the stadium.
“In addition we are going to upgrade video boards, wi-fi, all the stuff you don’t really see changes to,” Bidwill continued. “But they improve the fan experience.”
When it comes to existing venues and future Super Bowls, there has been an influx of teams making stadium renovations in the years leading up to the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the midst of a multi-phase renovation to Raymond James Stadium, while–on a much larger scale–the Miami Dolphins spent the last few years overhauling Hard Rock Stadium. Both of those facilities will be hosting the Super Bowls in coming years–2020 for Hard Rock Stadium, 2021 for Raymond James Stadium–but the improvements have also enhanced the game day experience for their respective teams.
Super Bowl LVII will be the third Super Bowl that University of Phoenix Stadium has hosted since its opening in 2006.
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