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Updated Mar 6, 2013 - 7:40 am

Glendale pushes ahead in quest for Arizona Cardinals' camp

PHOENIX -- The City of Glendale held an informal session with city staff and economic leaders Tuesday to further study the potential relocation of the Arizona Cardinals' training camp to Glendale.

The move from Flagstaff appears to be a near certainty.

Nothing has been finalized but according to Glendale's website, the Cardinals would use University of Phoenix Stadium and the youth sports fields for camp. The team would build a practice bubble structure much like Arizona State University's structure.

Glendale said training camp could have an economic impact of $15 million and 200 jobs this summer. The city will see more than a half million dollars in revenue from fan spending, hotels, restaurants, etc.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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