Cardinals open doors for Fan Fest

Jun 13, 2012, 6:27 AM | Updated: 6:28 am

The Arizona Cardinals are inviting fans to watch their practice Wednesday.

It’s the 2012 Cardinals Fan Fest. For the first time, it’s being held inside University of Phoenix Stadium.

“It’s a really great event for families and for anybody who wants to come out and see some football,” said team spokesman Mark Dalton. “It’s free to attend, free to park.”

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and Dalton said there will be a lot going on.

“There’s an autograph session before the practice for kids 12 and under,” he said. “Throughout the stadium, we’re going to have interactive games for kids, face painters and Big Red will be there along with Cardinals cheerleaders.”

Dalton said it’s a great chance to see players up close.

“We have 90 players on the roster right now, and all 90 will be there,” he said. “All of the household names like Larry Fitzgerald, Darnell Dockett and Adrian Wilson will be there.

“The new players will also be there, including rookies like Michael Floyd. For a lot of them, it will be their first time at University of Phoenix Stadium, so we’re very much looking forward to it.”

Dalton also said it’s a great chance for fans to see the stadium.

“We’ve sold out all 63 games that we’ve played at the stadium, but we know there’s a lot of people in the Valley who have never been there,” he said.

Hot dogs and sodas will be available for dollar apiece.

“We really want to see as many people as we can,” Dalton said.

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