We’re not sure how all Cardinals fans living in the vicinity of the University of Phoenix Stadium will be celebrating the team’s first home game since nearly delivering the franchise’s first NFL title in decades.
But we know how 1,700 of them won’t be celebrating.
As of Thursday afternoon, 1,700 non-premium seats for the Cardinals’ home-opener against the 49ers remained unsold. The organization announced that a 24-hour extension of the 72-hour deadline had been granted by the league.
Typically, an extension is given only when the league office is fairly confident that the tickets will be sold.
The Cardinals have sold out every game at the venue, which opened in 2006.
It looks like the streak will continue. But maybe more than a few folks in the Arizona area share our concern that the Cardinals will have a difficult time replicating last year’s success.