Raising the roof

Even the most road-tested tailgater could be forgiven for thinking the Cardinals' new stadium in Glendale, Ariz., is a desert mirage. After all, it looks like nothing American sports fans have ever seen. The just-completed, $455 million facility, with its rolling grass field, retractable roof and otherworldly design elements, has already been tagged one of the Wonders of the World in a survey of sports stadiums, the only American venue to make the cut. Closer to home, wideout Anquan Boldin calls his new house "unbelievable," while running back Edgerrin James is (as usual) more to the point, saying he wants to "just go drop the top and play football."