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NFL Week 12, Monday Night Football: Roof Closed For Cardinals/49ers

The Arizona Cardinals announced in a press relase that tonight's Monday Night Football contest against the San Francisco 49ers will officially be indoors, as the roof of University of Phoenix Stadium will be closed. Fans coming to the game are urged to dress appropriately due to the colder weather recently.

Here is the full press release:

"Due to the cold front that has brought unseasonably low temperatures and freeze warnings to the Valley this evening, the roof at University of Phoenix Stadium will be closed for tonight’s game between the Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.

"Even with the roof closed, temperatures inside the building are expected to be in the low 60s and fans should dress accordingly."


This should not come as a surprise to any of us, as the roof has not yet been open for any of this season's home games. The team is always concerned with the comfort of its fans, who are very spoiled with the weather conditions here. Any changes in heat, cold, or sun causes complaints, which is never teh case in other cities. More than anything, though, it is an excuse to increase the noise level to create an advantage for the players on the field.

With how the season has gone thus far, any little thing that may help is welcome. The team needs all the help it can get. So before you make the trek out to the West Valley, don't forget to bundle up for the "cold conditions" possibly in the 60s.