Cardinals fans worried about freeway shootings can take alternate routes

Sep 11, 2015, 5:33 PM

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PHOENIX — Fear and anxiety over the freeway shootings may have football fans choosing to stay off of highways as they head to the Arizona Cardinals game on Sunday.

City of Glendale Spokeswoman Kim Larson said visitors can use several alternative routes that involve surface streets to make their way to University of Cardinals Stadium.

“People can take Northern Avenue from the west or the east,” she said. “If you’re coming from the west side of Glendale, you can take 99th Avenue. That’s an access, and you can enter off of Bethany Home Road that way.”

Larson cautioned against using one particular surface street due to the large amount of traffic it carries to and from the games.

“Definitely not Glendale Avenue,” she said. “That’s certainly the most popular route. People can take Northern from the west to the east.”

For those going to the game or just looking to watch the game in the area Sunday, Larson said to leave home early and give plenty of time to make the 1 p.m. kickoff.

“The earlier you leave to head to the stadium, the better it will be,” she said.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials have confirmed 11 shootings which have terrorized the Valley over the past two weeks, causing one minor injury of a child.

DPS has detained two people and questioned one in relation to the shootings. According to DPS, seven cars have been hit by bullets and four have been hit by projectiles.

A $20,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest of the suspected serial shooter.

DPS is encouraging anyone with information to contact them at 602-644-5805.

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Cardinals fans worried about freeway shootings can take alternate routes