After 28 years in St. Louis, the Cardinals relocated to Arizona in the spring of 1988 and made Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University their new home.
Their first season in the Valley of the Sun began optimistically when the team raced to a 7-4 record and a share of the NFC Eastern Division lead. But untimely injuries struck and a five-game losing streak ensued to finish the year, dashing hopes of the club's first postseason berth since 1982.
The Cardinals' new home provided club single-game (67,139 vs. Dallas in the Arizona inaugural game) and single-season (472,937) attendance records in the team's first autumn in Arizona.
Four coaching changes and a name change have altered the face of the Cardinals since their Arizona arrival. Following their first two seasons in the desert, long-time Washington assistant Joe Bugel arrived as head coach, a position he held for four seasons until Buddy Ryan was named head coach and general manager on February 3, 1994. Vince Tobin succeeded Ryan as head coach on February 7, 1996. Then on December 18, 2000, Dave McGinnis, the Cardinals' dynamic five-year defensive coordinator, was named the franchises head coach.
On March 17, 1994, Bidwill announced his intention to change the name of the team to the Arizona Cardinals. The change was adopted unanimously by vote of NFL owners the following week.
All the Cardinals' franchise attendance records have been established since moving to the desert. The record-setting inaugural season attendance total was eclipsed in 1994 when 497,330 fans, or 62,166 per game, spun the Sun Devil Stadium turnstiles.
The top 10 single-game home crowds in franchise history have watched the Cardinals in Sun Devil Stadium, including the largest, a throng of 73,025 that saw the Cards face Dallas on September 19, 1993.
The 1995 season also marked another milestone when the Cardinals served as the host team for Super Bowl XXX at Sun Devil Stadium on January 28, 1996.
The 1998 Arizona squad, one of the NFL's youngest teams, ended the franchise's 15-year playoff drought and notched the Cardinals' first postseason victory since 1947.
As You Wish Pottery
Ms Thea Schaeffer
Community Outreach Specialist
9410 W. Hanna Drive Suite A-109 Glendale, AZ 85305
As You Wish will be the recognized leader in the pottery painting industry and known for providing excellent customer service, dedication to our communities and commitment to our employees. We will offer the finest creative and meaningful experience for our customers by providing quality and cost-minded products in a safe, clean and fun-filled environment.
Hello! My name is David Valdez
and I have been hosting game shows at bars for years! I perform many different styles of games. 7 nights a week you can find me entertaining folks with “Name That Tune”, “Family Feud”, Adult Sex Trivia, Celebrity Bartending Fundraisers, Stump Trivia and more.
I play Bars and Restaurants, Corporate events, private shows (house parties), senior citizen homes, schools and more. I am accompanied by my d.j. My job is to create unforgettable shows and that’s what I do!
I look forward to your event!
The Cerreta Candy Company is an old family owned business. Founded 40 years ago, by Jim Cerreta, Sr. who learned candy making in his father-in-law's factory in Ohio. Jim passed the trade to his entire family. It's this deep family involvement and their time honored authentic production methods which ensure the highest possible quality and homemade taste of every piece of Cerreta Candy from the caramels to the chocolates.
We have a passion for diving and this is our motivation to create opportunities to share the spectacular underwater world to others. We are always ready to go diving. We plan dives, small dive trips and luxury dive vacations that you will never forget.
Dr. Buck Entertainment & Productions/Wild Western Festival
A full service Entertainment Provider and Event Production Company with over 30 Years Experience. Producer of The Biggest Western Event in the Southwest, the "Wild Western Festival", held at Glendale Arizona's Historic Sahuaro Ranch Park.
Experience the old town charm and hospitality of historical Glendale, Arizona. University of Phoenix stadium (Cardinals NFL) and Jobing.com stadium (Coyotes) are only 4 miles away! We are also conveniently located to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, which is only 20 minutes from us and downtown Phoenix is 15 minutes. There is nothing better than staying in a luxury Inn, in one of the oldest buildings in the heart of old town surrounded by antique shops, bars, and home town unique eateries.
We also host afternoon teas daily from 11am-4pm; a delightfully decadent afternoon with a traditional high tea on fine china, antique & replica tea cups & tea pots, and a wonderful display of finger sandwiches, quiche, three tiered sweet plates, freshly made scones, Devonshire cream, & lemon curd. Every Saturday our staff dresses up in period outfits!
If you're looking for a small, romantic venue for your wedding, we are the perfect place. Our weddings are truly a place of nostalgia, romance, & intimacy.
Hotel – Motel – Resort - Inn - B&B - Bed Breakfast
The mission of the Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. is to generate income for the Community, to provide employment opportunities for the Community and to participate in the economic growth of the Gila River Indian Community.
Learn more about our awards, history and community outreach.
Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. will be Arizona's first choice in casino entertainment for both work and play.
Exceptional Customer Service
Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. provides quality casino entertainment with exceptional customer service and innovative casino gaming experiences while providing rewarding employment opportunities and revenues for the Community.
Ms. Ashley Tate
9617 N. Metro Parkway West Suite 1001 Phoenix, AZ 85051
A comfortable and inviting shopping experience awaits you at Metrocenter. With more than 125 retailers, eateries and department stores including Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Sears and a 12 screen Harkins Theater, Metrocenter can make any visit great.
You can bring home a new member of your family from Under One Woof, the Maricopa County Pet Adoption center where animals in need can find a good home. We’re also proud to be the new home of the Phoenix Conservatory of Music, bringing the enrichment of music to enthusiasts of all ages in our community.
Visit this classic enclosed shopping mall and bring the kids to play in Metrocenter’s play area.
When you’ve worked up an appetite check out the delicious fare in our Food Court next to Harkins Theater, or grab a quick snack from Cinnabon, Wetzel’s Pretzel’s or Auntie Anne’s. If nothing but chocolate will hit the spot visit the Sweet Factory or Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory.
9744 W. Northern Avenue Suite 1360 Peoria, AZ 85345
Park West is a 355,000 square foot open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination located in Peoria, Arizona on Northern Avenue at the northwest corner of Loop 101. Its ideal location is approximately one mile northwest of the new Arizona Cardinals football stadium and the Phoenix Coyote's hockey stadium.
The open-air center is anchored by a 14-screen Harkins Theatre, 7 sit-down
restaurants, more than 30 specialty retailers and two beautiful parks. The
center's western resort feel includes relaxing "Bali" lounges, reflecting
pools and wood shutters. The picturesque center also features outdoor fireplaces, unique art pieces, canopy-lined walkways and beautiful landscaping.
Shopping, dining or just people-watching is easy to do with Park West's conveniences. From family restrooms to more than 1,700 parking spaces, residents can sit in the shade savoring the serene setting or watch children
play in the park while enjoying this great gathering place.
Phoenix International Raceway, also known as PIR, is a one-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona. The motorsport track opened in 1964 and currently hosts two NASCAR race weekends annually. PIR has also hosted the IndyCar Series, CART, USAC and the Rolex Sports Car Series. The raceway is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation.
Locals consider Rawhide to be the Best Western destination of Arizona! The readers of azcentral.com and the Arizona Republic nominated and selected Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse of Wild Horse Pass as Best Western Experience of Arizona.
Live Action Stunt Shows!
The roughest, toughest, stunt show around with an entirely new look. These boys are the real reason the West was wild! Witness gunfights, explosions, daring falls, and all the antics of the cowboy characters. Show offerings and times may vary from day to day.
RAWHIDE ZIP LINE
Soar above the streets of the Old West on the all new Rawhide Zip Line! See Rawhide like never before on the newest attraction at Rawhide Western Town!
Back by popular demand, Rawhide’s Petting Zoo! Kids of all ages can visit and pat miniature donkeys, pot belly pigs, sheep and goats.
Want to strike it rich? Try your luck panning for (fool’s) gold just like the pioneers. Word around town is that the biggest nugget is yet to be found.
Over the years, Rawhide has earned an award-winning reputation as Arizona’s original family steakhouse. The menu celebrates the spirit and hospitality of its Western roots through traditional cooking and true hungry-cowboy portions.
Our new executive chef listened to the customers and has introduced a new menu including a Family Style Dining option, a finger licking BBQ Sampler, St. Luis Back Ribs, Country Fried Chicken, Burgers and more.
We now offer Gold Canyon & USDA quality steaks such as a Bone-In Ribeye, T-Bone, Filet Mignon and hand cut NY Strip Loin.
This includes (with most of the entrees) two sides of your choice of a garden salad with a dinner roll.
Dinner is served to live music and the open invitation to tap your toes or get up and dance. Satisfy your taste for the west at Rawhide Steakhouse, where Yipee-Kiyay never tasted so gourmet.
In a land of legends, where wild horses roam free, experience the beauty and adventure of Arizona's newest tourism destination: Wild Horse Pass. Located on the ancient Tribal lands of the Gila River Indian Community, but only minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, Wild Horse Pass features pristine Sonoran Desert views, stunning mountain vistas and offers a showcase for the Pima and Maricopa cultures that have called this land home for 2,300 years.
An Oasis of Activities
Indulge your spirit at the Native-inspired Aji Spa, please your palate at the award-winning Kai restaurant or test your skill at the 36-hole, Troon®-managed PGA championship Whirlwind Golf Club. Journey back in time at the world-famous Rawhide, a replica of an 1880s Frontier town, release your inner cowboy on a horseback adventure at the Koli Equestrian Center or take a boat cruise along the re-created Gila River to the Wild Horse Pass Casino. The options are truly endless. Wild Horse Pass. Experience it All.
Relax in luxury at the 500-room, custom-designed Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, or Indulge in Vegas style entertainment at our new 242-room Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. Surrounded by the Sonoran Desert on an expanse of rugged Arizona landscape where the ancient vistas, mountains and roaming wild horses remain untouched, each of our lodging options include versatile meeting space as well as a variety of restaurants, lounges, and entertainment all under one roof!
THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT DID. VERDE CANYON RAILROAD.
Along with the State of Arizona, Verde Canyon Railroad celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2012. As the Railroad shifts into its next 100 years of rail service, it is still significant to reflect on the journey that brought them to this celebratory juncture.
It all started in the tiny town of Jerome, Arizona that clings to a steep-angled mountainside two thousand feet above the valley floor. There is nothing easy or accessible about Jerome, yet during its heyday, over 15,000 residents called this vertical burg their home. They were here for the mines, which through the decades, churned out a billion dollars worth of gaudy ore. It was the wealth of the mines that lured them but it was the railroad that brought them.
The railroads were the arteries that conquered the unforgiving landscape and fed the communities of the Verde Valley. While the mines have been closed over half a century, the Railroad continues to be an economic engine for the region.
In 1895, the first track laid directly into Jerome was the United Verde & Pacific Railway, which originated from Jerome Junction near Chino Valley. With 186 curves on the short 26-mile narrow gauge stretch, the Railroad became known as the crookedest line in the world. The builder, William Andrews Clark, also owned United Verde Copper Company and would continue to leave his indelible imprint on the area, including a town with his namesake.
The shift from underground to open pit mining led to a complete restructuring of Jerome and the surrounding area. Construction of a new smelter began on the valley floor and on an entirely new town. Clarkdale — named after William Andrews Clark — was Arizona’s first company town and designed with precision planning and technological advancements far from the norm in the early 1900s. The community of sturdy brick homes included modern conveniences such as electricity, sewer and copper piping.
In 1911 Clark financed construction of the Verde Valley Railroad, a 38-mile standard gauge line from Clarkdale to Drake. It took 250 men using picks, shovels and DuPont black powder one year to complete the task. It was an astonishing feat considering that the line included a 680-foot tunnel carved through a mountain and a trestle spanning a 175-foot gorge aptly named S.O.B. Canyon.
Verde Valley Railroad proved to be a workhorse, continuing to haul passengers and freight even after the mines closed. In 1988 Dave Durbano purchased the line. On his first ride through the unspoiled wilderness, he knew that this was a treasure, both scenic and historic, that must be preserved. Verde Canyon Railroad was born.
The first excursion train of the Verde Canyon Railroad rolled out of the Clarkdale depot on November 23, 1990. It carried neither freight nor ore, only people. They were not seeking a better way of life, but the beauty of a wild river-carved canyon where eagles nest among high cliffs and wind makes music in the cottonwoods. Along the way they hoped to catch a glimmer of the ones who came before, whose perseverance, vision and hard work made it all possible. That’s what a railroad is: not just lengths of iron linking one place to another, but a symbolic connection of the past to the present.
Today people travel from all over the world to ride the rails into the Verde Canyon — an average of 90,000 people per year. They come to experience the sights and to revel in the casual elegance of train travel as they discover the heritage of the landscape. It’s a journey worth taking. It is the scenery that lures them but it is the Railroad that still brings them … because it’s always a good day when you’re on a train.
Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water features. Westgate Entertainment District delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience - Just steps away from Jobing.com Arena and the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Wildlife World Zoo
Mr. Mickey Ollson
16501 W. Northern Avenue Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays.
It's Time for a Safari!
The all new 15-acre Safari Park is now open!
The area includes a new African lion habitat and a variety of African birds. Visitors can walk around the safari park and take an optional tram ride through several animal exhibits.