The Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium is a compilation of several separate construction endeavors beginning with its creation in 1958. When the Sun Devil Stadium opened, it held only 30,000 people. In 1976, an entire addition to the structure nearly doubled the seating capacity to 57,722. Just one year later, an upper tier was added to bring seating to over 70,000. Yet another project in 1988 brought an additional 1,700 seats to the Sun Devil Stadium plus an entire athletic center was added to the end.
Since the Sun Devil Stadium is on hiatus from construction projects, many events are held on its fields. Of course, the Arizona State Sun Devils football team practices and plays on the all-natural grass field. From 1988-2006, the Sun Devil Stadium was home to the Arizona Cardinals and was the site of many exciting NFL match-ups.
Even Pope John Paul II couldn't stay away from the Sun Devil Stadium. He conducted mass for 75,000 Catholics right on the Sun Devil Stadium field on September 14, 1987.
It looks like the Sun Devil Stadium is up to its old tricks, however. Due to buckling concrete and rusting steel, the Sun Devil Stadium will undergo major repairs in the next couple years at a cost of $45 million.
In spite of its new round of construction projects, the Sun Devil Stadium is open for Arizona State football again this fall and Sun Devil Stadium tickets are on sale now. Buy your Sun Devil Stadium tickets today!