Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys NFL preseason game info


The Arizona Cardinals play their first preseason game of 2021 on Friday against the Dallas Cowboys at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and can be seen in Phoenix on KPNX Channel 12, while also being broadcast on the NFL Network and via radio on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to the game.

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Car park

Sportsman’s Park and other match day parking lots will open at 3 p.m. Heavy traffic is expected, so fans are encouraged to arrive during the first two hours. The car parks are open for an easier arrival experience.

Traffic updates are available on or by calling 511.

Information regarding parking and tailgating guidelines is available online at:

The Cardinals have two cash parking lots adjacent to the stadium for the convenience of fans. Coming from the south, fans can enter the Black Lot from Camelback and 95th Avenue; Coming from the north, fans can enter the Yellow Lot from 91st Avenue, just south of Maryland Avenue. Parking passes for these two lots can be purchased in advance at:

The carpool area is located on the south side of State Farm Stadium in the Black Lot (93rd Avenue and Cardinals Way). When exiting the game, fans are encouraged to exit Gate 1 or Gate 3 and walk south along the Black Lot Trail to meet their driver at the designated pickup area. Fans should look for carpool orientation signs. For more information, visit the link to the carpool drop-off / pick-up location at:

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Hide yourself

It is the CDC’s recommendation that all individuals, regardless of their immunization status, wear masks indoors. All safety protocols, guidelines and policies posted at State Farm Stadium are subject to change based on CDC, state / local authorities and NFL guidelines and / or requirements.


Tickets are available for purchase at 602-379-0102 or by visiting


The large lawn, which covers over eight acres and was designed for use by fans when tailgating, will open at 3 p.m.

The Great Lawn is only available for pre-match tailgating.

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Stadium entrance

The main entrance gates to State Farm Stadium will open at 5:30 p.m. and the club gates will open at 4 p.m.

Things to do before the game

“Big Red Brew Haus presented by Four Peaks Brewing Company” features a variety of beer selections, a traditional Brew Haus menu, pool tables and TVs for fans to enjoy NFL action in an indoor environment comfortable. It opens Friday at 4:00 p.m. and is located on the stadium service level. Fans can access the Brew Haus by entering through gate 2 and going down the escalators.

The Cardinals Team Shop is located near Gate 2 and opens to ticketed guests at 4 p.m. All sales in the team shop are cashless.


All fans will go through a security check before entering State Farm Stadium, as well as an inspection of all bags and take-out items. The stadium uses passing magnetometers to complete the selection process. Fans will be asked to ONLY remove cell phones, cameras and other large metal objects from their pockets. Other items like keys, wallets, coins and belts do not need to be removed. To speed up entry into the stadium, the Cardinals are also offering a “No Baggage Line” option for guests entering without a bag to check in. Fans are reminded that security checkpoints are busiest in the 30 minutes leading up to kick-off and are encouraged to enter early.

In accordance with NFL public safety policy, fans may bring one of the following approved bags inside State Farm Stadium: a 12 “x 6” x 12 “clear plastic bag or; Freezer bag 1 gallon plastic, or; Small pouch, including wallets, measuring no more than 4.5 “x 6.5”. Unapproved bags will be refused entry into the stadium and supporters will be invited to return the bag to their vehicle or to dispose of it There are no lockers outside the stadium to store items and no items may be kept by staff members.

All fans should be aware of unauthorized items inside State Farm Stadium. A complete list of prohibited items and can be viewed at

All ticket holders should familiarize themselves with the Cardinals Fan Code of Conduct. These guidelines can be found at

Fans can seek help or report Code of Conduct violations by using our match day phone lines and text messages or by using the Cardinals mobile app. The Game Day helpline number is 623-433-7156, while the SMS helpline number is 623-400-2210 (text your issue / concern, location and name). On the Cardinals mobile app, under the Gameday tab, click Report a problem.

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