Native Americans in Arizona, elsewhere renew protests of Kansas City Chiefs mascot
A coalition of Native American groups from Arizona and other states who have lobbied the Kansas City Chiefs to abandon their mascot, logo and the fan-driven "tomahawk chop" said Thursday the team's return to the Super Bowl has emboldened them more than ever.
Judge: ‘Clean Zone’ ordinance violates First Amendment
A judge agreed the city of Phoenix’s Super Bowl “Clean Zone” ordinance violated the First Amendment and was an unconstitutional delegation of government power.
NFL Green brings Arizona community together, helps schools
The National Football League’s environmental program, NFL Green, has left a lasting impact in the Phoenix area in the lead-up to this year’s Super Bowl, including providing books and other needed supplies to cash-strapped schools in Arizona.
Goldwater Institute files lawsuit against Phoenix over ‘Clean Zone’ blanketing tied to Super Bowl downtown
Attorneys from the Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against the City of Phoenix alleging First Amendment violations over the implementation of a “Clean Zone” blanketing downtown and banning temporary signage within the city before, during and after the Super Bowl.
Lake dares NFL to ‘play chicken’ over 2023 Super Bowl location
Although Super Bowl LVII is just three months away, concern remains that the event could be affected if Kari Lake is elected governor. In a recent interview with KAZT-TV, the Republican nominee for governor declared her intentions to militarize Arizona’s border with Mexico – listed as one of the primary sources of fentanyl trafficking by the DEA in a 2020 report – upon her inauguration if sh[...]
Cards spurning vax could muddle bets
Arizonans are only days away from being able to place legal bets at a sportsbook or on a mobile device, but the raging Covid pandemic coupled with the low-vaccination rate of the Arizona Cardinals could complicate matters for bettors.
Feds OK new Arizona tribal casino and sports betting deal
Gambling on sporting events and online fantasy sports betting became legal in Arizona on Monday, along with a host of new gambling options at tribal casinos, after the U.S. Department of the Interior approved an updated tribal gaming compact with the state.
Bill puts Arizona on track to end public financing of pro sports stadiums
Arizona is at the forefront of a new legislative effort to outlaw public dollars from financing private stadiums for professional sports teams.
National anthem not ‘proper venue’ for activism, Ducey says
Gov. Doug Ducey added his voice Tuesday to those of politicians like President Trump in criticizing athletes who "take a knee'' during the Star-Spangled Banner.
The Super Bowl in Arizona – a short history
Arizona’s involvement with the annual NFL Super Bowl extravaganza spans decades.
Cardinals stadium tax ruling leaves state on the hook for $150M
A tax on renting cars to help pay off the Cardinals Stadium is illegal, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.
AZ state budget includes money to pursue 2015 Pro Bowl
A $2 million appropriation for tourism promotion in the Arizona budget, as proposed by the House and Senate, is expected to be used to help court or host the National Football League’s Pro Bowl in 2015.