Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Fan Guide: 7 things you need to know

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 19:38:01-04

The Bird Gang is ready to hit the field.

Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer and Tyrann Mathieu will take to the turf at University of Phoenix Stadium next week for the start of training camp.

As has been done in the past, the team will hold 16 open practices that the public can attend, take pictures and potentially get autographs from their favorite Arizona Cardinal.

Here's your online guide to Cards Camp 2016:


  • 16 open-to-the-public practices between July 29 and August 26
  • Free admission and parking at University of Phoenix Stadium
  • NFL game-day safety and bag rules apply
  • Opportunities to get autographs from Cardinals players, kids activities
  • Concessions, team merchandise available for purchase



July 29, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
July 30, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
July 31, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 1, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 2, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 4, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 5, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 6, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.* (Red, White practice)
August 8, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 9, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 10, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 21, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 22, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 24, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 25, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
August 26, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


August 12: Cardinals vs Oakland (at home)
August 19: Cardinals at San Diego (away)
August 28: Cardinals at Houston (away)



Both admission and parking to the open practices are free.

Fans can park in the “Green” and “Grey” lots on the east side of the stadium. Those lots will open at 12:30 p.m. on day of open practices. The Cardinals recommend parking in the Green lot of 91st Avenue.

To enter the stadium, Gate 1 and the team shop will be open.

Weekend practices: The “Orange” lot will open for additional parking on the west side and Gate 1 will be open to enter the stadium.

During the week, the lower half of the east side of the stadium will be open. On weekends, additional seating will open on the west side.



The “Kids Interactive Zone” is located on the main concourse at the north end of the stadium. There is an inflatable obstacle course, quarterback toss and football drills. Registration is required and is available at the stadium.

Kids activities will not be available at practices after August 21 as the school year will have begun.



The Cardinals have a program that can make it easier for kids to get autographs with the players. In the kids areas, a limited number of wristbands are given out to kids ages two to 12 for the Children's Autograph Experience. This autograph session is held in a different part of of the stadium and has different players then whom stop on the field. Again, it is only open to kids who get a wristband from the kids zone.



Want to wish the Arizona Cardinals good luck on the upcoming season? Head over to the “pep talk” station in the kids area and write a letter to the team, Bruce Arians or a specific player.



After each practice, some players may stay after to sign autographs. They will come to the lower stadium walls.



It would not be practice without food. The concession stands will be open during practices as will the team shop if you’re looking to update your Cardinals’ swag. Still need tickets? They will be on sale near Gate 3.


Arizona Cardinals Training Camp
University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale AZ 85305
16 open practices between June 29 and August 26