The 63,400-seat stadium (expandable to 73,719) opened on August 1, 2006 after three years of construction.
The stadium has a retractable roof and roll-in natural grass field.
The University of Phoenix, a for-profit university specializing in adult education, acquired the naming rights in September 2006, shortly after the stadium had opened under the name Cardinals Stadium. The University of Phoenix name is applied as a corporate sponsor. The stadium is not the home stadium of the University.