The Arizona Cardinals host their annual Red and White practice today at 1:30pm, but there is plenty to do before, so here is all the information you need on this afternoons festivities.
Admission and parking are both free.
The Cardinals and the 100 Club of Arizona are partnering at the “Red & White Practice” on a fundraiser in honor of fallen Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Tyler Edenhofer for the benefit of his family and in support of injured Troopers Sean Rodecap and Dalin Dorris
BARBECUE: When stadium gates open at 12:30 p.m., a barbecue will be held on the south lawn located near Hyundai Gate 1 at the southwest side of the stadium. All proceeds from the barbecue will go to the 100 Club in support of the three troopers and their families.
50/50 RAFFLE: The Cardinals will host a 50/50 raffle at Saturday’s practice to benefit the 100 Club in support of the three troopers and their families. Registry locations will be in the main concourse at sections 107, 123 and 135 from 12:30-3:30 p.m.Visit www.azcardinals.com/5050 for more information.
Other details for Saturday’s event follow below:
PRACTICE: Fans will have the opportunity to watch the Cardinals practice from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium. Prior to the beginning of practice, team President Michael Bidwill and Head Coach Steve Wilks will address the crowd.
PUBLIC PARKING: Carparks on the east side (Green and Grey) and west side (Orange) of the stadium will open beginning at 11:30 a.m.
STADIUM ENTRY: Fans can enter University of Phoenix Stadium at Hyundai Gate 1 (west side) and through Bud Light Gate 3 (east side) beginning at 12:30 p.m.
SECURITY: In accordance with current NFL security guidelines, all fans will be subject to screening including the use of magnetometers prior to entry. In addition, the NFL Clear Bag policy will be in effect and all fans are asked to limit the items brought inside the stadium to speed their entry through security.
NFL POLICY ON ACCEPTABLE BAGS: It is strongly recommended that fans do not bring bags with them to the stadium. If it is essential to bring one, it must comply with the NFL Clear Bag policy and be one of the following approved types and size requirements: Clear plastic bag measuring no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” or; 1-Gallon Plastic Freezer Bag, or; Small Clutch bag no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” in size. For more information, visit www.azcardinals.com/stadium/public-safety.html.
FAN SEATING: Open seating for fans will be available in the lower level of the stadium.
AUTOGRAPHS: Following practice on Saturday, the entire team will sign autographs along the lower field wall on both sidelines for a limited time prior to leaving the field. To ensure all fans have an enjoyable and safe experience, fans are asked to be considerate of each other and especially to those younger fans attempting to get an autograph. Guests with disabilities should contact stadium staff upon arrival regarding assistance with player autographs
KIDS INTERACTIVE ZONE: Presented by Raising Cane’s and located at the north end of the stadium on the main concourse, activities here include an inflatable obstacle course, quarterback toss, and combine-like football drills. All children who wish to participate in this activity must register prior to entering the area. Registration tables are located at the entry to the area. The Children’s Autograph Experience will not be in operation for the Red & White practice on Saturday.
FAN ZONE: Presented by COX and located on the east concourse outside of section 125, the Fan Zone contains the “Fan Face Augmented Reality Photo” opportunity where guests of all ages can get their game face on and become the ultimate Cardinals fan. Fans can have their face transformed within a photo to share with family and friends.
CONCESSIONS: A wide array of food and beverage offerings will be available at locations throughout the stadium including “Cards Camp Combos” particularly intended for families.
HISTORICAL MERCHANDISE: Cardinals historical merchandise, which includes autographed items, will be available for purchase on the east concourse outside of section 125 to benefit Cardinals Charities.
CHEERLEADER/BIG RED AUTOGRAPHS: Cardinals Cheerleaders as well as team mascot Big Red will sign autographs for fans on the main concourse at sections 122 and 125 starting at 12:30 p.m.
ARIZONA CARDINALS TEAM SHOP: Cardinals merchandise will be available at the Arizona Cardinals Team Shop located at the north end of the stadium by University of Phoenix Gate 2. The store will be open and accessible from both outside and inside the stadium.
TICKETS: The Ticket Zone will be located inside Bud Light Gate 3 and have Cardinals representatives on hand. Call (602) 379-0102 or log onto www.azcardinals.com for more information.