I'm interested in hearing anything any of you may know about this issue ... the Arizona Cardinals were to have a new stadium in Tempe, but apparently the project has been nixed by the FAA, because the site was (is -- they actually have already begun construction) on one of the main flight paths for approach/landings at Sky Harbor Airport.
For several reasons, I am very curious as to why this new stadium would pose such a problem. I had heard that one of the "problems" with the new site was something about the pilots not being able to adjust their pitch safely, or, rather, it being dangerous to adjust their pitch in time to have a safe enough (by FAA standards) clearing of the new stadium. This seems extremely odd to me, that this would pose a problem, because planes take off and land on this path as I write this, and there is already a football stadium right on this very path, maybe even more-so, that being Arizona State University's stadium.
And, on top of that (so to speak) there is the very prominent "A Mountain" which juts up from the landscape, and it is hundreds of feet taller than either of the stadiums, and which actually seems to be used as a sort of "lane divider" for incoming aircraft at peak times of arrival.
So my question is, why would the FAA be able to halt the construction of the new stadium (or is my info just outdated?), given the existing landmarks? Any info would be appreciated, and thanks.