LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. — Storms and heavy downpours hit the Arizona Cardinals‘ new training camp hotel Monday night, causing damage to the rooms of multiple members of the organization.
According to a team spokesperson, the water damage affected approximately 15 rooms assigned to staff. No rooms of players were affected.
The Cardinals moved to the Wigwam, a resort here, for this year’s camp after spending the past nine training camps at the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, which is conveniently located right across the street from State Farm Stadium, where Arizona has held training camp since 2013.
The Wigwam is, instead, about an 8-mile drive from the stadium.
About a third of a parking lot outside the Wigwam’s ballrooms, where the Cardinals will hold their meetings, was under water Tuesday.
Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill had decided to move hotels, at least in part, sources said, because of a disagreement between the hotel and the league in pricing for the rooms during the week of Super Bowl LVII, which will be at State Farm Stadium.
The Renaissance declined to comment to ESPN, citing privacy concerns.
Now the Cardinals are dealing with a longer trip to the stadium for practice every day, as well as damaged hotel rooms and flooding issues that never plagued them at the Renaissance.