Cardinals’ mixed-use project named

District at Sportsman’s Park, Glendale, is the new moniker for the mixed-use project under construction near State Farm Stadium. (Twitter Photo/@GrowGlendale)

District at Sportsman’s Park, Glendale, is the new moniker for the mixed-use project under construction near State Farm Stadium.

Built in a collaboration between the city of Glendale, the Arizona Cardinals and Plaza Companies, the 62-acre project is located east of Loop 101 south of State Farm Stadium and to the east of the new VAI Resort, which will also contain the new Mattel Theme Park.

“This project will create new employment opportunities for the community, attract business and commerce to the area, and will provide additional enhancements for this critically important area of Glendale,” City Manager Kevin Phelps said.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Plaza Companies and the Arizona Cardinals on this project as we create a new economic engine for the community and a dynamic live-work experience in Glendale that is unrivaled in the region.”

District at Sportsman’s Park, Glendale, includes two parcels of land in the northwest portion of the property owned by an affiliate of the Arizona Cardinals.

“The connection between District at Sportsman’s Park, Glendale, and State Farm Stadium — and its adjacent Great Lawn — brings a unique opportunity for an enhanced guest and user experience year-round as we continue to add amenities such as Heritage at Sportsman’s Park and the BetMGM Sportsbook,” said Michael Bidwill, owner of the Cardinals.

“We look forward to collaborating with Plaza Companies and the city of Glendale to create a distinctive mixed-use business center that attracts companies, creates jobs and enhances our exceptional regional amenities.”

Upon completion, the vision for this high-energy, mixed-use environment could include office, hospitality, shopping, restaurant, retail and multi-family uses. The site will be master-planned to maintain parking for State Farm Stadium and the VAI Resort while adding to the optimum fan experience.

The Sportsman’s Park brand is already a well-known entity, as it plays host to the Great Lawn at Sportsman’s Park and Heritage at Sportsman’s Park. Both venues are to the west of State Farm Stadium and are used for special events and tailgating on game days.

The project team from Plaza Companies will collaborate on creating a vision for a strong regionwide identity through the use of art, landscape and shade, and exciting overall connectivity between State Farm Stadium and throughout the project.

“We are looking forward to making District at Sportsman’s Park, Glendale, a reality for the city of Glendale and the region as a whole,” said Sharon Harper, chairman and CEO of Plaza Companies.

“This strong public-private partnership will lead to a significant economic impact and will include an innovative development approach designed to make it stand out as a destination for businesses and visitors.”

The city of Glendale is in for a busy couple of years from a destination standpoint.

State Farm Stadium will host its third Super Bowl this upcoming season and first since 200X, and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four will return for a second time in 2024.