The college basketball semifinal and championship games will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale April 1 and April 3. We’ll bring you full coverage of the impact of the games, show you how the floor will be installed and wrap it up with an Arizona Horizon Friday journalists roundtable with sports reporters. We start our coverage with an one-on-one interview with Arizona State University basketball coach Bobby Hurley.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced a special meeting to be held to discuss selling Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, with a minimum starting bid of $60 million. This comes after heightened acrimony between the supervisors and the d-backs over improvements requested by the team for the stadium. Rebekah Sanders, a reporter for the Arizona Republic who covers county issues, will tell us more.
The University of Phoenix Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals, is turning 10 years old August 12. Tom Sadler, the president and CEO of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, the public body that owns the stadium, will discuss the history of the stadium, whether it delivered on the promises to Maricopa County voters and how the stadium will remain competitive over the next decade.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors are battling over who should pay for improvements at Chase Field. That battle has heated up, with county supervisor Andy Kunasek using some harsh words against the D-Backs. Kunasek will talk about the fight.
The College Football National Championship Game will be held January 11 at the University of Phoenix Stadium January 11. Win Holden, the co-chair of the Arizona Organizing Committee for the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship, will bring us up to date on preparations for the game and talk about its expected impact.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that a rental car tax that helps fund the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority will have to be refunded because it was found unconstitutional last summer. That money helps pay for the University of Phoenix Stadium. Peter Corbett of the Arizona Republic will bring us up to date.
Super Bowl 49 will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium February 1, and like all Super Bowls, it brings a focus on domestic violence and human trafficking. Allie Bones, chief executive officer of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, and Phoenix vice mayor Jim Waring, will discuss the problems of domestic violence and human trafficking.
For the first time in over 100 years, the Arizona National Guard held a muster, with over 5,000 troops from 29 Arizona communities gathering to honor veterans from the past 13 years of battle in the Middle East. We’ll show you the event, which was held at Sun Devil Stadium on Pearl Harbor Day.
The Fiesta Bowl has been awarded the 2016 College Football Championship Game. The game will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Robert Shelton, executive director for the Fiesta Bowl, will talk about the acquisition.
The city of Glendale is working 24/7 to prepare for the 2008 Super Bowl. From public safety, to sanitation, to marketing, Glendale is getting ready for visitors, residents and the eyes of the world to focus on the city for the big game. In the area around the stadium, there are nine new hotels under development. Glendale mayor Elaine Scruggs joins HORIZON to talk about all of the work that has been going on leading up to the game.
The effort to produce Super Bowl 42 at University of Phoenix stadium is in full swing. Hear from Bob Sullivan of the Super Bowl Committee and Jennifer Reichelt of the City of Glendale about plans for the Super Bowl and what they learned from Super Bowl 41 in Miami.
The Fiesta Bowl played at the University of Phoenix Stadium is a game still being talked about. The BCS Championship game will be played there Monday. Find out how stadium and Glendale officials are dealing with the big bowl games. Brad Parker of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority and Jennifer Reichelt of the City of Glendale will talk about stadium management and traffic issues.
The city of Goodyear hopes to host the future spring training grounds for the Cleveland Indians. Goodyear is making its bid to the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority for funding for part of the construction cost of the $118-million dollar stadium complex. Goodyear Mayor Jim Cavanaugh joins Horizon to talk about the details.
The Arizona Cardinals have now hosted the first game at the new, state-of-the-art stadium in Glendale. This weekend the public is invited for free tours of the facility. Horizon gives you a preview of the tours, with a behind-the-scenes look. Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs and Global Crossing's Scott Norton join us to talk about the stadium and its impact on Glendale and the West Valley.
The excitement is building as the new Cardinals Stadium is close to opening its doors. The unique rolling grass field and the moveable roof are operational. Join Ted Ferris of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority for the latest on the stadium.