The Big Game Comes (Back) To Glendale

Super Bowl LVII February 12, 2023 State Farm Stadium

Glendale, Arizona is excited to welcome back the Super Bowl in 2023. This will be the third time Glendale has hosted this mega event. Take a look at the game’s history in Glendale.

Through the Years

Glendale, Arizona is excited to welcome back the Super Bowl in 2023. This will be the third time Glendale has hosted this mega event. Take a look at the game’s history in Glendale.

Super Bowl 2006

2006: Stadium Opens

In 2003, Glendale broke ground on a new stadium and three years later the University of Phoenix Stadium opened on August 1, 2006 becoming the new home of the NFL Cardinals.

While it would first be known as the Cardinals Stadium, University of Phoenix acquired the naming rights in September 2006. This architectural icon is the first stadium on the continent to feature both a retractable roof and retractable playing field. Designed by Peter Eisenman, the stadium’s exterior skin of shimmering metal panels reflects the shifting desert light while 21 vertical glass walled slots incorporated into the building exterior offer fans inside the stadium outstanding views of the desert horizon.

Super Bowl 2008

2008: Super Bowl XLII

On February 3, 2008, University of Phoenix Stadium hosted its first Super Bowl. With 71,101 spectators in attendance, all eyes were on Glendale as the Giants faced off against the Patriots.

At the time, the telecast of the game broke the previous record for the most watched game with 97.5 million viewers tuning in. Local celebrity Jordan Sparks sang the National Anthem, and fans rocked out to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during the halftime show. Giants fans celebrated the end of the 4th quarter with a winning score of 17-14.

Super Bowl 2015

2015: Super Bowl XLIX

Glendale welcomed its second Super Bowl on February 1, 2015. Seen by 114.4 million viewers, the game is the most watched program in American television history. The 70,288 Patriots and Seahawks fans in attendance witnessed Idina Menzel belt out the National Anthem while Katy Perry entertained during the halftime performance. 120.8 million viewers tuned in during the 4th quarter as the Patriots made their comeback, winning the game with a final score of 28-24.

Super Bowl 2023

2023: Super Bowl LVII

The 2023 Super Bowl kicks off from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12, 2023. Be a part of history by visiting Glendale, Arizona for your chance to see new attractions and a brand-new footprint since the 2015 game. The Sports & Entertainment District will welcome VAI Resort, Tiger Wood’s PopStroke and numerous additional attractions that have transformed and changed the skyline in and around the stadium.

By the

300+ Sunny Days a Year
259,659 Population
4 Hours from Grand Canyon
2 Hours from Sedona

Plan Your Stay
In Glendale

Extraordinary and experiential Glendale, Arizona is like no other. Perfectly positioned just west of Phoenix, Glendale is located only 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. With 16 hotels and over 1,800 guest rooms, Glendale is the premier destination for mega events. We’re known for sports & entertainment, and we have an entire district to prove it. Glendale’s Sport & Entertainment District offers dining, nightlife, and shopping with over 250 events, annually.

Start planning for Super Bowl 2023! We look forward to seeing you in Glendale for the Big Game!

Opening Spring 2023

Glendale, Arizona is excited to welcome VAI Resort. The resort will feature over 1,200 luxury hotel suites and rooms, a large state of the art 360° concert stage, 13 elevated fine dining concepts, flowing white sand beaches, and pristine Caribbean-blue water. A 52,000 square foot island will be a center point for this unique 60‑acre entertainment resort.

VAI Resort
The Westgate Circulator

Getting Around

Experience Glendale’s main attractions by hopping on and off The Westgate Circulator shuttle bus. This complimentary shuttle shows off Glendale’s unique personality by connecting visitors to several attractions within the Sports & Entertainment District!

Westgate Map