The Cardinals teamed up with betting operator BetMGM in building a new sportsbook on The Great Lawn. Construction on the two-story, nearly 17,000 square feet facility is complete and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday to unveil the sportsbook.
The Cardinals are the first NFL team to have on-site sports betting. The sportsbook will open to the public on Sunday, Sept 11 when the Cardinals host the Kansas City Chiefs.
The facility has a 265-square foot video wall, more than 25 self-service betting kiosks, teller windows, and a sports bar.
"Just makes for a great all-day experience," said Cardinals fan Tyler Vasquez. It encompasses the game with the fans at a whole new level, and for me, that's the exciting part."
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Sept. 8 for the new BetMGM sportsbook on The Great Lawn at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The Arizona Cardinals are the first team in the NFL to have a sportsbook at their stadium.
Now, every professional venue in Arizona will have a sportsbook: FanDuel opened one at footprint center, Caesars has one at Chase Field, and there will be sportsbooks at TPC Scottsdale, as well as Phoenix Raceway. All of this came after sports betting was officially launched in Arizona in 2021.
"We will also be the first Super Bowl site to have an operational retail sports booking during a Super Bowl event, which will be huge, so many people will be flocking to Arizona, a huge tourist attraction," said PlayAZ.com Betting Analyst C.J. Pierre.
BetMGM has already built and opened several sportsbooks inside Glia River Casinos.
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BetMGM and the Arizona Cardinals released renderings of a 17,000-square-foot sportsbook that is scheduled to open at State Farm Stadium in time for the kickoff of the 2022 NFL season. (BetMGM and the Arizona Cardinals)