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Feb 9, 2023

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.

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Feb 2, 2023

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.  

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Jan 31, 2023

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.

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Jan 13, 2023

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.  

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Nov 8, 2022

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[...]

Aug 13, 2021

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.

May 24, 2021

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.

Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and owned by the Maricopa County Stadium District. (Photo by Justin Emerson/Cronkite News)
Feb 12, 2018

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.

Sep 27, 2017

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.

Jan 30, 2015

The Super Bowl in Arizona –­ a short history

Arizona’s involvement with the annual NFL Super Bowl extravaganza spans decades.

Jun 18, 2014

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.

Mar 27, 2014

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.