Are the Arizona Cardinals trying to fly away from Flagstaff? - Tucson News Now

Are the Arizona Cardinals trying to fly away from Flagstaff?

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By EJ Junker

GLENDALE, AZ (Tucson News Now)-- Tucson News Now has learned that the Arizona Cardinals football team has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to the City of Glendale seeking a place to host the Cardinals Training Camp beginning in Fall 2013.

A City of Glendale memo states that "staff has assembled a ‘Host Committee,' comprised of internal and external partners in order to respond to the specifics of the RFP."

The Request for Proposal is due back to the Cardinals by Friday, December 7.

The memo states the move to Glendale would be a "minimal" cost to city. They expect there will be some addition costs for traffic control and trash removal.

Members of the Glendale City Council are meeting Tuesday to discuss the possible move.

Thousands of Arizona Cardinals fans flock to Flagstaff every summer to see the team train during the pre-season.

SI.com (Sports Illustrated) analyst Peter King ranked the Cardinals training camp third in his article "My top five training camps: Places to get up close and personal with NFL."

The Cardinals have been training in Flagstaff for 23 years.

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