State Farm Stadium has officially become the new name of Arizona Cardinals’ home stadium.
On September 4, it was announced that an 18-year agreement was made between the Arizona Cardinals and State Farm that would rename the team’s home stadium in Glendale “State Farm Stadium.”
“We were intent on finding a relationship that was an ideal fit with our organization and this community in terms of values, priorities and culture,” said Cardinals President Michael Bidwill. With State Farm, we absolutely did that.”
One of State Farm’s three regional hubs is located within Arizona, as the company also employs roughly 7,000 people within the state, as was mentioned in a press release from the Cardinals. “State Farm is committed to making a difference and so are the Arizona Cardinals,” said State Farm Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Tipsord. “Working with them gives us the chance to build even stronger communities in Arizona and helps us build our brand nationally.”
It is anticipated that the name chance will have been made by the time the Cardinals open their 2018 season against the Washington Redskins on September 9. The facility was previously named University of Phoenix Stadium, a name that has been in place since the stadium opened prior to the 2006 season. The name chance has been anticipated since April 2017, when the Cardinals and University of Phoenix made it known that the building would soon bear a different name.