Talk:University of Phoenix Stadium

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Sidebar[edit]

I am not sure how to adjust it, but the actual address of the building is 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305...even though it does not show up on most major map sites becuas NAVTEQ & TeleAtlas where the majority of map sites pull from only update every so often. Also, the true capacity is 63,400, but expandable to 73,000. I was not sure how to fix this on the info bar on the right of the page so if someone could that would be great. I will also post more photos.

Sidebar[edit]

I removed "Closed" and "Demolished" from the sidebar. They didn't seem necessary considering it could be 30 years or more until they apply to this stadium.--Letsgomets1212 16:48, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

The Photograph[edit]

The photo of the stadium is out of date. It would be nice if someone with a more recent photo or (willing to take a one) could update it. --Cab88 23:49, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

The Stadium Roof Opening?[edit]

Does it take 15 minutes or 12 minutes?

The stadium roof can fully open or close in 12 minutes. Each roof panel moves 182'. When the panels are within 90' of the closed position (where the roof is flatter), they travel 25' per minute. When the panels are more than 90' from the closed position (where the roof is steeper) the maximum travel speed is 16' per minute. The roof panels slow to 4' per minute for the final 10' of travel.

When opening: (90'/25 = 3.6 minutes) + (82'/16 = 5.125 minutes) + (10'/4 = 2.5 minutes) = 11.225 minutes total travel time

When closing: (92'/16 = 5.75 minutes) + (80'/25 = 3.2 minutes) + (10'/2.5 = 2.5 minutes) = 11.45 minutes total travel time

Beth.frampton 23:13, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

The pet name[edit]

Some people calls this stadium by an alternative name as The Pink Taco Stadium because they feel that U of P is an irony because is at Glendale

Didn't this page used to have a mention of Pink Taco's offer to buy naming rights, and the Cardinals' rejection? SixFourThree (talk) 15:05, 18 July 2008 (UTC)SixFourThree
Yea and i guess the Cards didnt want to use it because it was childish. {..::MARC::..} (talk) 01:27, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

More pictures needed[edit]

So, is this where the University Of Phoenix plays its football games? I kid. Seriously, there needs to be more pictures (preferably at least two) for this stadium, especially given its 'unique features'. There's no way to visualize any of that from just the side picture (which in and of itself doesn't even really look like a stadium). PolarisSLBM 21:17, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

I pass by there on my way to GCC every day, I'll try and snap a couple better ones (in particular with the new name/logos). I also think that's where my sister's high school graduation is taking place, if so, I'll snap a few shots from inside (not 'til May on that one). Uagent 08:57, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

10 Most impressive sports facility?[edit]

Where is this "10 most impressive sports facility" article on Business Week magazine? I found no such article.

it is here: http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/02/sports_stadiums/index_01.htm --Lockley 00:46, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Plagiarism[edit]

This page has from the beginning been a virtual copy of http://bellavillagioaz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=42 including all the unupdated photos every has commented about above. Autkm (talk) 01:50, 25 December 2007 (UTC)


I see that Pats1 removed the "plagiaristic/advertising" aspects of this site. Is SOP for me to remove my comment or (as I am doing now) acknowledge that my issue has been compeltely resolved? Autkm (talk) 02:47, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Accuracy Dispute of BCS National Championship Game Venues[edit]

I am disputing over the venue dates after 2010 over these 4 stadiums as the BCS contract appears to be up in 2010 but the templates go to 2018. The discussion can be seen at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College football#BCS Stadium Templates trough 2018 Sawblade05 (talk to me | my wiki life) 22:06, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

You could have just fixed it; done. AUTiger » talk 23:28, 4 January 2008 (UTC)


Coordinates[edit]

I do like giving the latitude and longitude of places. I just question the precision given. The current latitude resolution of 0.01" is equivalent to 1.01 feet. The longitude precision at UoP stadiums latitude is closer to 9 inches. Given that football field is 100 yards long, are these numbers meaningful. Should a precision of 10 arcseconds (+/-) be used? Is this discussed elsewhere on Wikipedia? Autkm (talk) 02:58, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Outside Field Picture[edit]

Does anyone have a different picture of the field outside the stadium. The one in the article now looks really bad and probably gives some people the impression that the field actually looks like that now.--ChesterMarcol (talk) 04:35, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Marching Band Error[edit]

The first marching band to play on the field was when the state football championships were held at the stadium (2 dec, not 29 dec as stated in the article.) 68.109.185.65 (talk) 23:24, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Wrestlemania 2010[edit]

The article has a slight section discussing the rumour of wrestlemania 2010 being hosted at the stadium. Does wikipedia comment on rumour and speculation? Because most articles I have seen don't discuss hosting an event until it has been officially revealed. Perhaps we should delete that section and wait a couple months till we have the official location revealed. 90.210.207.133 (talk) 21:38, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Roof[edit]

I think that somewhere in the article it states that the stadium has the first retractable roof built on an incline. this is false, and should be removed because Amserdam ArenA has a retractble roof with panels going up an incline. Mc134 (talk) 00:58, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Monster Jam[edit]

I removed the monster jam section and incorporated some of its info into the section above that discusses notable events. There was no reason for it to have its own section that just listed the event's results. not sure if it even needs to be there at all, but it's better this way Firch (talk) 07:23, 22 June 2010 (UTC)