Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Cowboys NFL Week 2 Game Information
The Arizona Cardinals play their home opener of the 2021 NFL season on Sunday in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
The match is scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. and can be seen on Fox (and heard on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM).
Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to the game.
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Sportsman’s Park and other match day car parks will open at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Traffic updates are available on www.az511.gov or by calling 511.
Information regarding parking and tailgating guidelines is available online at: www.azcardinals.com/stadium/a-to-z-guide.
Designated entry routes are specific to each car park and can be found at the following link with additional information regarding parking guidelines: www.azcardinals.com/stadium/parking-map-and-directions.
The Cardinals have two paid parking lots adjacent to the stadium for the convenience of fans. Debit and credit cards will be accepted exclusively to promote a contactless experience. Coming from the south, fans can enter the Black Lot from Camelback and 95th Avenue; Coming from the north, fans can enter the Yellow Lot from 91st Avenue, just south of Maryland Avenue. Parking passes for these two lots can be purchased in advance at: www.azcardinals.com/purchaseparking.
The carpool area is located on the south side of State Farm Stadium in the Black Lot (93rd Avenue and Cardinals Way). When exiting the game, fans are encouraged to exit Gate 1 or Gate 3 and walk south along the Black Lot Trail to meet their driver at the designated pickup area. Fans should look for carpool orientation signs. For more information, visit the link to the carpool drop-off / pick-up location at: www.azcardinals.com/stadium/parking-map-and-directions.
It is the CDC’s recommendation that all individuals, regardless of their immunization status, wear masks indoors. All safety protocols, guidelines and policies posted at State Farm Stadium are subject to change based on CDC, state / local authorities and NFL guidelines and / or requirements. For more information visit www.azcardinals.com/healthandsafety.
Tickets are available for purchase at 602-379-0102 or by visiting www.azcardinals.com/tickets.
The Great Lawn, which covers more than eight acres and was designed for use by fans while tailgating, will open at 9 a.m. Groups perform before every home game of the regular season starting three hours before kick-off on the Great Lawn Stage.
The Great Lawn is only available for pre-match tailgating.
The main entrance gates to State Farm Stadium will open at 11 a.m. and the club gates will open at 9.45 a.m.
Things to do before the game
Arizona Cardinals Flight Deck opens Sunday at 9:45 am. It’s anchored by lounges surrounding the stadium plaza, each featuring shade structures, seating, and an oversized LED video wall for watching early NFL games. Food and drink options are available for purchase at mobile food concessions.
“Preflight Party presented by Desert Financial Credit Union” opens Sunday at 9.45am and is located on the South Lawn. Fans can take advantage of a large shade structure, seating, and oversized LED video wall to watch early NFL games. Food trucks, cheerleader autographs, Big Red photo opportunities, games, a kids’ combine, and interactive exhibits are also on offer.
“Big Red Brew Haus presented by Four Peaks Brewing Company” features a variety of beer selections, a traditional Brew Haus menu, pool tables and TVs for fans to enjoy NFL action in an indoor environment comfortable. It opens Sunday at 9.45 a.m. and is located on the stadium’s service level. Fans can access the Brew Haus by entering through Gate 2 and going down the escalators.
The Cardinals Team Shop is located near Gate 2 and opens to ticketed guests on Sundays at 9:45 am The Cardinals Team Shop offers fans the largest selection of Cardinals merchandise in one location. All sales in the Team Shop will be cashless.
Pre-game / half-time entertainment
Multi-platinum artist CeCe Peniston will sing the national anthem before Sunday’s game kicks off.
Grammy-winning hip-hop trio Naughty by Nature will perform at halftime of Sunday’s game.
Colors will be featured by Luke Air Force Base 56th Fighter Wing Honor Guard
All fans will go through a security check before entering State Farm Stadium, as well as an inspection of all bags and take-out items. The stadium uses passing magnetometers to complete the screening process. Fans will be asked to ONLY remove cell phones, cameras and other large metal objects from their pockets. Other items like keys, wallets, coins and belts do not need to be removed. To speed up entry into the stadium, the Cardinals are also offering a “No Baggage Line” option for guests entering without a bag to check in. Fans are reminded that security checkpoints are the busiest during the 30 minutes before kick-off and are encouraged to enter early.
In accordance with NFL public safety policy, fans may bring one of the following approved bags inside State Farm Stadium: a 12 “x 6” x 12 “clear plastic bag or; Freezer bag 1 gallon plastic, or; Small pouch, including wallets, measuring no more than 4.5 “x 6.5”. Unapproved bags will be refused entry into the stadium and supporters will be invited to return the bag to their vehicle or to dispose of it There are no lockers outside the stadium to store items and no items may be kept by staff members.
All fans should be aware of unauthorized items inside State Farm Stadium. A complete list of prohibited items can be found at www.azcardinals.com/stadium/a-to-z-guide.
All ticket holders should familiarize themselves with the Cardinals Fan Code of Conduct. These guidelines can be found at www.azcardinals.com/stadium/a-to-z-guide.
Fans can seek help or report code of conduct violations by using the team’s match day phone and text lines or by using the Cardinals mobile app. The Game Day helpline number is 623-433-7156, while the SMS helpline number is 623-400-2210 (text your issue / concern, location and name). On the Cardinals mobile app, under the Gameday tab, click Report a problem.
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