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RAISING ARIZONA FOR A DOMED STADIUM FOR BILL BIDWILL?
Published November 21, 1994
In its Friday editions, the Business Journal of Phoenix reported that Cardinals Owner Bill Bidwill "was not pleased with his current stadium and that he wants" a new dome built that measures up to NFL standards. Bidwill: "Sun Devil Stadium is a very good college football stadium. It has great view sights. But as these new buildings come on line, it isn't up to the standards people expect." Cardinals Sec./Counsel Thomas Guilfoil noted that Bidwill was promised a new stadium when he moved to Phoenix and did not rule out a possible move: "If the Rams and the Raiders move, there will be an opening in the biggest market in the country. I guess it won't stay open for long." A proposed MLB expansion team in Phoenix is expected to move into a planned $278M downtown domed stadium. Legislation for that stadium includes a provision that "specifically excludes football." The Cardinals have a 10-year lease at Sun Devil Stadium (Jim Thomas, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 11/19).