Arizona Cardinals game to jam freeways Thursday evening for commuters
PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals host the Green Bay Packers in the weekly Thursday night NFL game, an event that will jam metro Phoenix freeways during rush hour.
Commuters are asked to plan for extra time on the drive home and for fans to arrive early for the game, scheduled for a 5:20 p.m. kickoff at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
Westbound Interstate 10 in Phoenix and the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway in Glendale will be the most affected freeways, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.
PLAN FOR CARDS-PACKERS TRAFFIC
Sure, the stadium is quiet now, but kickoff is 5:20 p.m. for the game in Glendale on Thursday.
Westbound travelers , expect heavier traffic and longer commutes.
Leave early and practice patience!
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) October 27, 2021
Game day parking lots will open at 1:15 p.m. and so will The Great Lawn, the eight-acre tailgating and entertainment area near the stadium.
Drivers coming from the East Valley can use the northbound Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway to I-10 to get to the West Valley.
Fans could also use southbound and westbound Loop 101 west of I-17 to get to Glendale.
The roof will be open for the game between the 7-0 Cardinals and 6-1 Packers.
You can listen to the game live on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.
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