Phoenix - November 10, 2011
Considering how huge a football field is, it’s probably the last thing you’d expect to get up and move. But that’s just what the Arizona Cardinals’ field at the University of Phoenix Stadium does on a regular basis.
Made of real grass, the field needs its share of natural sunlight to thrive and so the architects designing the stadium mounted the whole field on rails, allowing it to glide right out of the building into a lot where it can get all the light it needs. Business Week classified the stadium as one of the 10 most impressive sports installations on the planet.
Another odd fact about the University of Phoenix Stadium is that it doesn’t even have an actual university to go along with its name. Being an online institution of learning, there are no sports teams to represent the school in it’s own stadium.