BetMGM and the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday released initial images of the nearly 17,000-square-foot BetMGM Sportsbook scheduled to open on the State Farm Stadium campus in time for the kickoff of the NFL 2022 season. The milestone opening will mark the first sportsbook at an NFL stadium.
The 16,800-square-foot, two-story sports and entertainment destination that will operate on both event and non-event days is under construction, with a capacity to host 500 visitors.
We have partnered with @BetMGM to open the 17,000-square-foot BetMGM Sportsbook, scheduled to open on the Great Lawn in time for the kickoff of the 2022 football season.— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) January 13, 2022
This milestone opening will mark the first sportsbook at an NFL stadium. pic.twitter.com/NFWtwiy26b
“The BetMGM Sportsbook, located on the north side of The Great Lawn, will combine the energy and viewing options of a state-of-the-art sportsbook with the amenities of a world-class sports bar”, the partners expressed in an official statement.
With dual entrances from both sides of The Great Lawn, guests will encounter a 265-square-foot video wall to watch games and 38 TVs, enhanced gameday parking options, as well as both indoor and outdoor dining offers. Bettors will be able to place wagers at trading windows or one of the more than 25 betting kiosks conveniently placed throughout the space.
The BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium will complement the BetMGM mobile app that launched statewide in Arizona in September 2021. This new milestone is the latest phase of the company’s exclusive partnership with the Arizona Cardinals.
In an official press release, BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt spoke and said: “The Arizona Cardinals and BetMGM are both committed to enhancing the gameday experience for fans in new and creative ways. The BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium will be one of the most unique and innovative additions to a venue that the sports and entertainment industry has ever seen”.
Cardinal owner Michael Bidwill added: “Since the launch of our partnership with BetMGM last August, the response has been incredible. When this sportsbook opens next season, it will provide an opportunity to engage and entertain our fans in a way that is unprecedented”.
In November, BetMGM opened Arizona’s first in-casino sportsbook at Gila River Hotels & Casinos’ Vee Quiva in the West Valley. After Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill to legalize sports betting in spring last year, BetMGM also launched its digital sports betting platform in the state in September.