The Arizona Cardinals will bring a little green into their colors as the team works with University of Phoenix Stadium to use renewable energy for home games this year.
The club, along with sponsor University of Phoenix will power use renewable energy from Salt River Project. The stadium will purchase enough renewable energy for 10 games — about 95,000 kilowatt-hours — the amount used to power up to about 60 homes in Phoenix for one month.
The move is fitting for University of Phoenix, which last year agreed to buy more than 46.5 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy from SRP.
“University of Phoenix has a long-term commitment to sustainability and the environment,” said William Pepicello, president of University of Phoenix. “Offsetting the electricity use with clean, renewable energy at University of Phoenix Stadium during every home game this year will have a lasting impact on the environment.”
The move isn’t the stadium’s first foray into green energy. Super Bowl XLII and the accompanying NFL Experience were all powered by renewable energy.
t’s also not the first major league facility in Arizona to go green with power. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chase Field bought green power for a week in July for six games, and US Airways Center was powered by renewable energy for the NBA All-Star Game this year.