Phoenix Regional: 2009 NCAA Tournament
Thursday & Saturday, March 26 and 28, 2009
University of Phoenix Stadium
Host: Arizona State University
Glendale - University of Phoenix Stadium
University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona is home to the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. The new stadium is located across the street from Glendale Arena. The 63,500 seat stadium can expand to 72,800. This new facility features a retractable roof that is 206 feet above grade and uses more than 100,000 square feet of Teflon coated translucent fabric that allows light to pass through. The roof moves up and down on an incline and is driven by a cable drum drive system. In order to open the roof the cable is unwound and to close it the cable is recoiled. It takes 15 minutes to open and close it.