Many of you have been asking when the Cardinals would finally start selling single game tickets to watch the Red Birds play in University of Phoenix stadium this year. Well, the announcement was made in a press release yesterday that you can buy passes to individual matchups starting this Saturday, August 4th at 10:00 A.M. MST. If you are a season ticket holder, you can purchase them starting August 2nd.
The thing is, just like last year, not every game will be available by themselves.
Due to the overwhelming amount of fans that come from other states to watch their teams play, the Cards have to take precautions in their ticket sales. They cannot let the home crowd be made up of another team's fans. That is why they created the 'Protect the Nest' package.
When the Bears come to town, you can buy a ticket to see them, but you'll have to get a pass to view the Eagles and, once again, the season opener against the Seahawks.
Personally, I think this is a great marketing tool to help keep opposing fans from taking over the UoP stadium. It's never fun for the home fans or the players to see jerseys other than the color red in the stands. Besides, the games that the team is requiring you to purchase are not even that bad. The Eagles would be a game that many would want to watch anyhow.
Oh, and if you are a season ticket holder, please don't go out and sell your tickets individually to opposing fans. That's just no fun.