Bethany Home Road now Cardinals Way from 91st to 99th

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DARRELL JACKSON, Staff Writer

Glendale now has two roads named in honor of its professional sports teams.
Thirteen years after the Westgate entertainment district named the street in front of Gila River Arena “Coyotes Boulevard” in honor of the National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes, the council voted unanimously to rename Bethany Home Road between 91st to 99th avenues “Cardinals Way” in honor of the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals.
“Naming the road in front of the stadium Cardinals Way was something I wanted to do as a special way to recognize an organization that represents Glendale and Arizona in the very best ways,” Mayor Jerry Weiers said. “The Bidwill family has established a winning football tradition and a true spirit of community giving in Arizona. When visitors from all over the state, the U.S. and the world travel to the stadium, it is only fitting that they should be heading towards Cardinals Way.”
The Cardinals play their home games and their annual training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium, which is on the renamed road.
The stadium has hosted two Super Bowls, with another one scheduled for 2023, the Pro Bowl, the NCAA Men’s Final Four, CONCACAF Gold Cup, WrestleMania, Bowl Championship Series and College Football Playoff National Championships.
It has also hosted some of the biggest names in music, including the Rolling Stones, U2, Guns N’ Roses and Taylor Swift.
The renaming of the road is recognition of the positive economic impact the stadium and team have had on the city, region and state. The cost to the city is estimated at $5,000 for the purchase of new street signs.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has estimated the cost to design, fabricate and install the new freeway signs is approximately $70,000, which includes traffic control costs. Maricopa Association of Governments will cover the costs for the 14 signs. The design and fabrication will take approximately nine weeks and installation will take one week.

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