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Roof Caving in for the Cardinals, Literally

Apparently there’s been some damage to the nest, as reports circulate throughout Glendale that the roof of University of Phoenix Stadium has been slightly damaged by a thunderstorm packing high winds.  According to an Associated Press story, “TV news helicopters showed several tears in one section of the white, canvas-like fabric that stretches across the roof’s steel girders.”

The AP story goes on to explain that Scott Norton, a University of Phoenix Stadium spokesman, thinks that wind gusts Thursday got under the structure’s metal skin, which flipped a piece of it onto the roof and caused the fabric to puncture.  In addition, Norton explained that some materials fell onto the stadium floor.  Luckily, there are no reported injuries and stadium officials are evaluating the damage and how much repairs will cost. 

The Cards open their preseason schedule at home on August 14th against the Houston Texans.


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