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University of Phoenix Stadium to be well-used (overused?) in December and January

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Between the Cardinals and college football, the field will be used a lot.

University of Phoenix Stadium will be a very busy place at the end of this year and the start of 2016. There will be three games played there in the space of a week and the possibility of five games in just over two weeks.

It is great for Glendale and the Arizona economy, but it will affect the field.

As Mike Jurecki noted in a pair of tweets (here and here), the Cardinals will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 27. The Fiesta Bowl will be played five days later on January 1. Two days after that, Arizona will host the Seattle Seahawks in their regular season finale. That is three games in one week.

If the Cardinals win the division, it is possible they host a playoff game on Wild Cad Weekend. That game would be played either January 9 or 10. On January 11, the college football National Championship game will also be played at the stadium.

That is a lot of wear and tear for the field in such a short period of time. Undoubtedly there will be new sod put in, but even then, with that many games, will there be problems?

One thing is for sure, the stadium is getting plenty of use, which is good for the Cardinals and the state. Hopefully, though, it doesn't affect the on-field football product.