University of Phoenix has been "Thinking Ahead" for 30 years. In fact, it was founded in 1976 on an innovative idea: make higher education highly accessible for working students. Still guided by this idea, University of Phoenix has helped transform the landscape of higher education in widely recognized ways. Many of the conveniences that 21st-century students now take for granted: evening classes, flexible scheduling, continuous enrollment, a student-centered environment, practitioner faculty, online classes, online library, ebooks, computer simulations: were pioneered or made acceptable through University of Phoenix's efforts.
University of Phoenix bought the naming rights to the stadium for $154.5 million for 20 years.