I-17 101 traffic interchange

Busier commute on tap Friday before Cardinals preseason game

Busier commute on tap Friday before Cardinals preseason game

August 8, 2023

Allow extra time and try to arrive early ahead of 7 p.m. kickoff (Friday, Aug. 11)

PHOENIX – Heavier traffic is likely on westbound Interstate 10 and Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) in the West Valley on Friday afternoon, Aug. 11, prior to the preseason game between the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Fans heading to State Farm Stadium in Glendale should allow extra time and try to arrive early. Stadium parking lots will open at 3 p.m. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Those traveling from the Chandler/southeast Valley region should consider using westbound/northbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) to bypass I-10 in the downtown Phoenix area. 

Crews working for Glendale will be prepared to close Loop 101 on- or off-ramps near the stadium at times as part of the city’s plan to enhance traffic flow before and after the game.

Fans also should practice patience after leaving the stadium and be prepared for heavier freeway traffic along sections of Loop 101 and I-10 in the West Valley. 

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov or by calling 511. ADOT also provides information and updates via its Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT