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Completed in August of 2006, University of Phoenix Stadium has set the standard in multi-purpose NFL facilities. The stadium is home to a variety of different events including Arizona Cardinals home games, the annual Fiesta Bowl, international soccer matches, motorsports, trade & consumer shows, and corporate and social functions. Designed with a roll out natural grass field and retractable roof, the first of its kind in North America, the stadium is capable of converting from a sports facility to a multi-functional event space allowing it to host numerous event types in air-conditioned comfort. Included below is a history of some of the stadium’s event highlights:

2006
  • Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, August 12, 2006 (first NFL preseason game)
  • AMP Motorsports Tour, August 26, 2006 (first monster truck event)
  • Arizona Cardinals vs.San Francisco 49ers, September 10, 2006 (Inaugural regular season NFL game)
  • Chivas vs. Club America, October 31, 2006 (first international soccer match)
  • Rolling Stones in Concert, November 8, 2006 (first major concert)

2007

  • 36th annual Fiesta Bowl, Boise St. vs. Oklahoma, January 1, 2007 (Inaugural Fiesta Bowl game)
  • BCS National Championship Game, Florida vs. Ohio State, January 8, 2007 (first ever BCS Championship Game)
  • U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico, February 8, 2007 (first U.S. Men’s National Team Soccer event)
  • Monster Truck Thunder Drags, September 8, 2007
  • Cycle World International Motorcycle Expo, October 26-27, 2007
  • AIA State High School Football Championships, December 7-8, 2007

2008

  • 37th annual Fiesta Bowl, West Virginia vs. Oklahoma, January 2, 2008
  • NFL Super Bowl XLII, February 3, 2008 (first Super Bowl)
  • International Sportsmen’s Expo, March 7-9, 2008
  • Kenny Chesney Poets & Pirates Concert, May 31, 2008
  • New York Red Bulls vs. Chivas, June 25, 2008
  • Sollenberger Classic High School Football game, August 23, 2008
  • Stadium Shootout College Basketball Tournament, December 20, 2008
2009
  • NFC Wildcard Game, Cardinals vs. Falcons, January 3, 2009
  • 38th annual Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State vs. Texas, January 5, 2009
  • NFC Championship Game, Cardinals vs. Eagles, January 18, 2009
  • International Electric Flight Expo, March 12-15, 2009
  • NCAA Men’s West Regional Basketball Championship, March 26-28, 2009
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer Tournament, July 12, 2009
  • Monster Jam, August 1, 2009
  • U2 in Concert, October 20, 2009

2010

  • NFC Wildcard Game, Cardinals vs. Packers, January 10, 2010
  • 39th Annual Fiesta Bowl, Boise State vs. TCU, January 4, 2010
  • WWE’s WrestleMania, March 28, 2010
  • AIA State High School Football Championship, December 13, 2010
2011
  • 40th Annual Fiesta Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Connecticut, January 1, 2011
  • BCS National Championship Game, Oregon vs. Auburn, January 10, 2011
  • New York Red Bulls vs. Atlas, March 8, 2011
  • Monster Truck Nationals, March 26, 2011
  • Club America vs. Morelia, July 10, 2011
  • U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Sweden, November 19, 2011
  • AIA State High School Football Championship, November 26, 2011

2012

  • 41st Annual Fiesta Bowl, Stanford vs. Oklahoma, January 1, 2012
  • USA Men’s National Team vs. Venezuela, January 21, 2012
  • Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, June 8 - July 15, 2012
  • AIA State High School Football Championship, November 24, 2012
  • U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Ireland, December 1, 2012

2013

  • 42nd annual Fiesta Bowl, Oregon vs. Kansas State, January 3, 2013
  • Mexican National Team vs. Denmark, January 30, 2013
  • Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks, April 6, 2013
  • LEGO KidsFest, July 12-14, 2013
  • AIA State High School Football Championship, November 30, 2013
  • Real Madrid vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, August 1, 2013

2014

  • 43rd annual Fiesta Bowl, University of Central Florida vs. Baylor, January 1, 2014
  • Festival Fiesta Volleyball Tournament, February 15-17, 2014
  • U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico, April 2, 2014
  • One Direction Concert, September 30, 2014
  • AIA State High School Football Championship, November 28, 2014
  • 44th annual Fiesta Bowl, Boise State vs. Arizona, December 31, 2014

2015

  • NFL Pro Bowl, January 25, 2015
  • NFL Super Bowl XLIX, February 1, 2015
  • LEGO KidsFest, February 27-March 1, 2015
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup, July 12, 2015
  • AIA State High School Football Championship, November 27, 2015

2016

  • 44th annual Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, January 1, 2016
  • College Football Playoff National Championship, Alabama vs. Clemson, January 11, 2016
  • NFC Divisional Championship Game, Cardinals vs. Packers, January 16, 2016
  • Monster Jam January 30, 2016
  • Supercross, February 6, 2016
  • Guns N’ Roses in Concert, August 15, 2016
  • Cactus Kickoff Classic, Brigham Young University vs. Arizona, September 3, 2016
  • Monster Jam, October 8, 2016
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