The owner of the land, John F. Long, a long-time master-plandeveloper in the West Valley, has offered to donate the land.Although the parcel lies within the boundary of Phoenix, it hasreceived the support of 11 small communities that dot the WestValley. Some of the communities in the coalition are 25 miles awayfrom the site but local players believe that a new stadium would bea powerful economic engine for all of the West Valley.

"The East Valley has Sun Devil Stadium and--maybe--a Coyotesarena, and Downtown has the baseball stadium and the NBA arena,"Peoria Mayor John Keegan says. "It's time for the West Valley tohave that type of facility that we can share with the entireValley. We have the land, we have the team and we have the resolveto make it happen."

The West Valley site is the second one proposed for the stadiumfor the Arizona Cardinals. Earlier this month, two East Valleycities, Mesa and Tempe, proposed a joint site on a parcel that lieson their border. The parcel is at the southeast corner of statehighways 101 and 202.

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