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Cardinals will have to hit the road to make room for Metallica

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The Cardinals might as well hire some roadies of their own, because they’re going to have to go on tour during the middle of their training camp this summer.

Via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals will be displaced from University of Phoenix Stadium for the second year in a row by a rock and roll concert.

Team president Michael Bidwill said during an interview on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that the upcoming Metallica tour will force the team to leave its facility for several days in the middle of camp.

“We’ve got a couple of different options that we’re exploring,” Bidwill said. “I think it’s going to be a road trip.”

Last year, they had to skip out of town while Guns N’ Roses took over their building, and they slid over to San Diego for joint practices with the Chargers prior to a preseason game. It’s likely they’ll try to build another such trip in once the preseason schedule is set later this spring.

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25 Responses to “Cardinals will have to hit the road to make room for Metallica”
  1. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 15, 2017 9:12 AM

    Harvester of Sorrow!

  2. One For The D**k #Six says: Feb 15, 2017 9:24 AM

    But will James Hetfield’s mic work?

  3. clssylssy says: Feb 15, 2017 9:27 AM

    Glad to see we have our priorities straight! If Bidwill wants to do a game in London, I’m all in for Metallica!

  4. redlikethepig says: Feb 15, 2017 9:35 AM

    It’s only fair. Metallica had a better year.

  5. gauchosporlife says: Feb 15, 2017 9:35 AM

    The last true remaining great band.

  6. razzzmajazzz says: Feb 15, 2017 9:38 AM

    Seriously, does anyone still listen to Metallica?

  7. weege001 says: Feb 15, 2017 9:47 AM

    the 80s called, they want their music back..

  8. MostlyRight says: Feb 15, 2017 9:50 AM

    Might be best to hang around with the guys from Metallica and get some inspiration from the show. Old guys Fitz and Palmer can take notes on other old guys who continue to kick butt when on the big stage.

  9. gromit45 says: Feb 15, 2017 9:53 AM

    You can still come to San Diego to practice.

  10. scoops1 says: Feb 15, 2017 9:59 AM

    Carson Palmer = My Friend of Misery

    Larry Fitz – The God that Failed…to win a Super Bowl

    Bruce Arians = Enter SandMan

  11. sgordon909usdm419 says: Feb 15, 2017 10:03 AM

    Metallica guys are all Raiders fans too…that’s gotta sting just a lil

  12. justintuckrule says: Feb 15, 2017 10:07 AM

    Wherever They May Roam

  13. schmitty2 says: Feb 15, 2017 10:38 AM

    So when the Cards start losing games will Arians blame Metallica?

  14. peytonwantsaflag says: Feb 15, 2017 10:40 AM

    Seriously, does anyone still listen to Metallica?

    ————————————————–

    Well, granted it’s not some egomaniacal pregnant goddess wannabe singing about her crack dealing husband cheating on her but they’re still pretty good.

  15. newjerseygiants says: Feb 15, 2017 10:53 AM

    Never much cared for Metallica. They sort of cross the line into death metal a bit too much. I’m more of an AC/DC guy.

  16. joetoronto says: Feb 15, 2017 11:00 AM

    I’ve never been a fan of Mettalica, but I wish they would have been the half time show instead of Lady friggin Gaga.

  17. granadafan says: Feb 15, 2017 11:10 AM

    Metallica is awesome. It’s just a practice for the Cards anyways. Man, we talkin’ practice!

  18. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Feb 15, 2017 11:15 AM

    ’cause nothing else matters.

  19. audient says: Feb 15, 2017 11:33 AM

    Wherever Megadeth is playing, the Cards should displace them, just to mess with Dave Mustaine.

  20. justintuckrule says: Feb 15, 2017 12:21 PM

    peytonwantsaflag says:
    Feb 15, 2017 10:40 AM
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    Well, granted it’s not some egomaniacal pregnant goddess wannabe singing about her crack dealing husband cheating on her but they’re still pretty good.
    ————-
    change “singing” to “lip synching” and you nailed it.

  21. abninf says: Feb 15, 2017 12:49 PM

    Metallica was cool before they became sellouts.

  22. genericcommenter says: Feb 15, 2017 1:26 PM

    Some of the comments are pretty funny but I can assure you that a lot of Metallica fans only think they were cool before the “Black Album.” I was in high school when “Load” came out and it was also funny seeing people break down because they cut their hair.

  23. bobthebillsfan says: Feb 15, 2017 2:00 PM

    “Well, granted it’s not some egomaniacal pregnant goddess wannabe singing about her crack dealing husband cheating on her but they’re still pretty good.”

    Winner!

  24. arrowdead says: Feb 15, 2017 2:02 PM

    That Guns N Roses is killing it! The review for that show were spectacular. I’d rather see them than Palmer.

  25. rjg427 says: Feb 15, 2017 2:12 PM

    This year they have San Diego all to themselves

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