GLENDALE, AZ - The City of Glendale and the Arizona Cardinals have found a short-term solution for parking around University of Phoenix Stadium.
The city has agreed to provide 440 spaces in a parking garage directly across from the stadium after months of tussling with the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, which owns the dome.
The Arizona Republic reports that the authority threatened to sue the city for $67 million when construction of an outlet mall began on land that provided about 3,200 game-day spots.
The city is required to provide 6,000 parking spaces at Westgate City Center for games and stadium events.
Also included as part of the parking solution are spaces on nearby land that the city will lease from others.
The parties reached the solution earlier this month for the 2012 NFL season. The preseason home opener is Aug. 17.
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