If you have followed the Arizona Cardinals for a long time, you will remember the days of Sun Devil Stadium. Home games never felt like home games.
Since University of Phoenix opened in 2006, it has been different.
Arizona is 43-25 at home. They are 60-68 overall entering 2014 since opening the new stadium.
Crowd noise is a factor. The team has sold out every single home game (87) since its opening.
Rookie Deone Bucannon, after the Cardinals opened the season with an 18-17 home victory, said, "I have never been in a situation where the fans were that loud."
After that same game, San Diego QB Philip Rivers called the environment at the stadium "awesome and tough."
The noise is so much, even Arizona Cardinals head coach said that it sometimes causes problems for their own offense.
A stat kept by the Seattle Seahawks, who also have a great stadium environment, shows that University of Phoenix Stadium is one of the most likely places in the league for an opponent to get flagged for a false start. It is fourth in opponent false starts since 2005 with 104.
Coming off a 6-2 home record in 2013, Arizona is looking to improve at home to 2-0 in the season.
Have you been to UoP as a fan? Tell us your take of the stadium environment.