PHOENIX (AP) — Services for Arizona Cardinals owner William V. "Bill" Bidwill are planned for next week.
The Cardinals announced a funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday in Phoenix.
Mourners will gather at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church to remember the 88-year-old, who died Wednesday.
Bidwill is credited with bringing an NFL franchise to Arizona in 1988 when he relocated the St. Louis Cardinals after a stadium dispute, drawing outrage for years from Missouri fans.
Bidwill's father, Charles, purchased the then-Chicago Cardinals in 1932.
The younger Bidwill was a ball boy for the 1947 team when they won their only NFL championship.
When his mother, Violet, died in 1962, Bill and brother Charles "Stormy" Bidwill Jr. co-owned the team.