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Encyclopedia > Sun Devil Stadium
Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field
The Valley of the Sun

Location Tempe, Arizona
Broke ground 1958
Opened 1958
Owner Arizona State University
Operator Arizona State University
Surface Bermuda Grass
Construction cost $1 million
Former names
Sun Devil Stadium (1958-1996)
Tenants
Arizona State Sun Devils (NCAA) (1958-Present)
Fiesta Bowl (NCAA) (1971-2006)
Insight Bowl (NCAA) (2006-)
Arizona Cardinals (NFL) (1988-2005)
Arizona Wranglers (USFL) (1983-1984)
Arizona Outlaws (USFL) (1985)
Capacity
73,379

Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field is located on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. It is home to the Arizona State Sun Devils college football team and was the home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals from 1988 to 2005. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 509 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sun Devil Stadium Fiesta Bowl ... Downtown Tempe and Arizona State University Tempe (pronounced ) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a population of 161,143 according to 2005 Census Bureau estimates. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with several campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with several campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Insight Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season American college football bowl game played in Arizona since 1989. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arizona Wranglers were a professional American Football team in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Arizona Outlaws were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with several campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... Downtown Tempe and Arizona State University Tempe (pronounced ) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a population of 161,143 according to 2005 Census Bureau estimates. ... ASU Mascot Sparky // Arizona State University has nine mens and eleven womens varsity teams competing in the NCAA Pacific Ten Conference. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern...


Built in 1958, the stadium now seats 73,379. The original seating capacity was 30,000 in 1958. The first addition in 1976 raised capacity to 57,722. Seating was added to the south end of the stadium, along with press and sky boxes. A year later, in 1977, the upper tier was completed to bring seating to 70,491. In 1988, 1,700 more seats were added to bring the facility to the current capacity. During that time the Carson Student Athlete Center was added to the south end. The building is the home of the ASU Athletic Department. On September 21, 1996, the playing surface was named in honor of former ASU football coaching great Frank Kush, and the name of the stadium was changed from Sun Devil Stadium to Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field. Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ASU Mascot Sparky // Arizona State University has nine mens and eleven womens varsity teams competing in the NCAA Pacific Ten Conference. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Frank Kush (born January 20, 1929) was a football coach who most prominently served as head coach at Arizona State University for more than two decades, and also worked in the same capacity for three different professional leagues. ...


The first game to be played at the stadium was on October 4, 1958. Arizona State defeated West Texas State 16-13. Sun Devil Stadium hosted college football's Fiesta Bowl from 1971 to 2006. The largest crowd ever seated for a college football game at the stadium was 74,963 for an Arizona State-California-Berkeley college football game won by the Sun Devils, 35-7 on November 9, 1996. October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... West Texas A&M University (also known as WTAMU, or WT), part of the Texas A&M University System, is a public university located in Canyon, Texas, a small town south of Amarillo, Texas. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... Cal Logo The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California, Berkeley. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


This college football facility became an NFL stadium in 1988, when the St. Louis Football Cardinals moved to Arizona and became the Phoenix Cardinals (renamed Arizona Cardinals in 1994). The stadium hosted Super Bowl XXX in 1996 as the Dallas Cowboys won their fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in front of the all-time stadium record of 76,347 witnesses. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal, Navy, Silver, Silver, and White Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football... Vince Lombardi Trophy The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football Leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football...


The first pro game played in the stadium was a pre-season game between the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings in 1975.


In 2006, the Cardinals moved from Sun Devil Stadium to University of Phoenix Stadium in another Phoenix suburb, Glendale. The new stadium will also host the Fiesta Bowl, and the first stand-alone Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game in 2007 as well as Super Bowl XLII in 2008. ASU continues to use Sun Devil Stadium, which will now host the Insight Bowl, moving from Chase Field, the home field of the Arizona Diamondbacks. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... University of Phoenix Stadium is a football stadium in Glendale, Arizona. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area    - City  475. ... Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 218,812. ... The BCS National Championship Game or BCS title game is the final bowl game of the annual Bowl Championship Series and is intended by Series organizers to determine the NCAA Division I-A national football championship. ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... The Insight Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season American college football bowl game played in Arizona since 1989. ... Chase Field, also known as The BOB (after its original name, Bank One Ballpark), is a stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona across the street from the US Airways Center, which is used by many local teams including the NBAs Phoenix Suns. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) formerly known as Bank One Ballpark (1998-2005) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2001 NL Pennants (1) 2001 West Division titles (3) 2002 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 1999...

Satellite image in 2002

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (842x1032, 76 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sun Devil Stadium ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (842x1032, 76 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sun Devil Stadium ...

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Preceded by
Busch Stadium
19661987
Home of the
Arizona Cardinals
19882005
Succeeded by
University of Phoenix Stadium
2006

Coordinates: 33°25′35.1″N, 111°55′57.2″W Busch Stadium in St. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... University of Phoenix Stadium is a football stadium in Glendale, Arizona. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Arizona Cardinals v  d  e 

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PeopleBill BidwellCharles Bidwell City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... Normal Park is the name of a former football field in Chicago, Illinois. ... This article is about the original Comiskey Park. ... Sportsmans Park was the name of a former Major League Baseball ballpark in St. ... Busch Stadium in St. ... University of Phoenix Stadium is a football stadium in Glendale, Arizona. ... William V. Bill Bidwell, Sr. ... Charles W. Bidwell, Sr. ...

Club Head Coaches

Driscoll • Horween • Barry • Chamberlin • Gillies • Scanlon • Nevers • Andrews • Chevigny • Schissler • Creighton • NeversConzelmanHandlerConzelmanLambeauHandlerKuharichStydaharRichardsIvyLemmWinnerHollway • Coryell • WilkinsonWilsonHanifanStallings • Kuhlmann • BugelRyanTobinMcGinnisGreenWhisenhunt John Leo Paddy Driscoll (January 11, 1895 - June 28, 1968) was a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback. ... Guy Chamberlin (January 16, 1894 - April 4, 1967) was a professional football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). ... Ernest Nevers (1903 - 1976) was a U.S. football player. ... Ernest Nevers (1903 - 1976) was a U.S. football player. ... Jimmy Conzelman (March 6, 1898 - August 5, 1970) was a professional football player for in the National Football League. ... Phil Handler (July 21, 1908 - December 8, 1968) was a football player and coach who spent his entire professional career in the city of Chicago. ... Jimmy Conzelman (March 6, 1898 - August 5, 1970) was a professional football player for in the National Football League. ... Earl Louis Curly Lambeau (April 9, 1898 - June 1, 1965) was the founder, a player and the first coach of the Green Bay Packers professional football team. ... Phil Handler (July 21, 1908 - December 8, 1968) was a football player and coach who spent his entire professional career in the city of Chicago. ... Joseph Lawrence Kuharich (April 14, 1917-January 25, 1981) was a noted collegiate and professional American football coach. ... Joseph Lee Stydahar (March 17, 1912–March 23, 1977) was an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1936 to 1942 and 1945 to 1946. ... Ray Richards (died September 18, 1974) was a American football player and coach who served at both the collegiate and professional levels and was head coach for the National Football Leagues Chicago Cardinals. ... Frank Pop Ivy (January 25, 1916 - May 17, 2003) was a football player and coach who holds the unique distinction of being the only person ever to serve as a head coach in the National Football League, the American Football League and the Canadian Football League. ... Wally Lemm (October 23, 1919 - October 2, 1988) was a football coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels and achieved his greatest prominence as head coach of the American Football Leagues Houston Oilers and the National Football Leagues St. ... Charley Winner was a football coach whose professional and personal life was closely intertwined with that of Weeb Ewbank, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Bob Hollway (born January 29, 1926) was a football coach who served at both the collegiate and professional levels, and was head coach of the National Football Leagues St. ... Don Coryell (born October 17, 1924) is a former American football coach, who coached in the NFL first with the St. ... Charles Burnham Bud Wilkinson (April 23, 1916 – February 9, 1994) was an American football player, coach and broadcaster. ... Lawrence Frank Wilson (born May 24, 1938, in Rigby, Idaho) is a former American football free safety who played for the St. ... Jim Hanifan Jim Hanifan (born September 21, 1933 in Compton, California) is a longtime American football coach and former head coach of the St. ... Gene Stallings (born March 2, 1935) is a former college and professional football coach // Gene Stallings of Powderly, Texas, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1957. ... Joe Bugel is the current assistant head coach-offense for the Washington Redskins. ... Buddy Ryan (born James David Ryan on February 17, 1934) is a former American football coach. ... Vince Tobin is a former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. ... Dave McGinnis is a former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. ... Dennis Denny Green (b. ... Ken Whisenhunt (born February 28, 1962, Augusta, GA) is the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. ...

League Championships (2)
1925, 1947

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Facilities :: The Arizona State University Sun Devils - Official Athletic Site (1655 words)
Constructed between two mountain buttes, the stadium literally was carved from the desert, and occupies a space between the Tempe buttes - actually small mountains that ideally have accommodated the growth of the structure.
Sun Devil Stadium addresses Phoenix to the west and the south end zone (formerly the open end), points to scenic Tempe, home of Arizona State University.
The third floor is the headquarters for Sun Devil football, with the head coach, his coordinators, assistant head coach and assistants all on one floor.
Sun Devil Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (498 words)
It is home to the Arizona State Sun Devils college football team and was the home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals from 1988 to 2005.
The stadium hosted Super Bowl XXX in 1996 as the Dallas Cowboys won their fifth Vince Lombardi Trophy, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in front of the all-time stadium record of 76,347 witnesses.
In 2006, the Cardinals moved from Sun Devil Stadium to University of Phoenix Stadium in another Phoenix suburb, Glendale.
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