NFL – Arizona Cardinals team facts – History
The Arizona Cardinals were established in 1898 in Chicago. They are part of the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the NFL. Even though they were founded in 1898, they didn’t become part of the NFL until 1920. The Cardinals is one of the two franchise members of the NFL charter member franchises that are still in operation since the league’s founding along with the Chicago Bears.
For the 1988 NFL season, the team moved to Tempe, Arizona, a college town in Phoenix, and played their home games for the next 18 years at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium. The Cardinals started playing all home games at the newly constructed University of Phoenix Stadium in the northwestern suburb of Glendale in 2006.
Their owner is Bill Bidwill and the headquarters are located in Tempe, Arizona. Their current head coach is Bruce Arians. The Cardinals have won two NFL Championships, the first one in 1925 that is still subject of controversy and the second one in 1947, two decades before the first Super Bowl was played.
Since they won the championship in 1947, the Cardinals have been suffering from losing streaks; they actually hold the league’s longest active championship drought, in 2012 the Cardinals became the first team to lose 700 games. They have been on the playoffs six times. In the 2008-09 season they won their only NFC Championship game since 1970 and reached the Super Bowl. They have also won 4 division titles in 1974, 1975, 2008 and 2009.
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