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Cardinals Way now links Phoenix to Glendale entertainment district

Nov 20, 2020, 10:00 AM | Updated: 5:07 pm

(City of Glendale Photo)...

(City of Glendale Photo)

(City of Glendale Photo)

PHOENIX – It just got easier to get from Phoenix to sporting events, dining, shopping and other activities in Glendale’s entertainment district.

A mile-long stretch of Cardinals Way along the alignment of Bethany Home Road, closing the gap between 83rd and 91st avenues, opened Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The four-lane route adds a surface street option between Glendale Avenue and Camelback Road for motorists traveling westbound to State Farm Stadium, Gila River Arena or the Westgate Entertainment District.

It will also be a pathway in and out of the Crystal Lagoons Island Resort development, which is set to open in 2022.

“Glendale is committed to making sure we have the infrastructure in place to support the continued economic boom found in our city,” Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers said in a press release.

In February 2019, the city renamed the section of Bethany Home Road between 83rd Avenue and Loop 101 as Cardinals Way, in honor of the NFL team that plays its home games at State Farm Stadium.

Construction to complete the stretch began in November 2019.

“Even in times of adversity and challenge, progress is possible when you are committed to it, and the city of Glendale clearly is,” Cardinals official Nicole Bidwill said in the release.

“Hopefully a return to ‘normal’ is in our very near future. And full crowds and large events will be able to take advantage of this extension to make the fan experience even better and smoother.”

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Cardinals Way now links Phoenix to Glendale entertainment district