PHOENIX -- Nuns have opened their monastery, near the Super Bowl site in Glendale, to football fans in town for Sunday's game."In this day and age, you have to think outside of the box," Sister Linda Campbell told 3TV.A self-proclaimed "die-hard Cardinals fan," Campbell came up with the idea to rent rooms to fans the last time the Super Bowl came to the Valley.Rooms go for $300 per night, and come with continental breakfast and WiFi.The money raised will go toward Our Lady of Guadalupe's charities and projects.They have several rooms still available, and have been fielding calls from all over the United States and Canada.
The monastery, near Thomas Street and 83rd Avenue, is about five miles from the stadium.The sisters say they have no concerns about rowdy fans disrupting their peaceful monastery."We'll be loud and noisy anyway," Postulant Evvere Anthony laughed.Still, there are rules for renters at the monastery."There's no drinking, no smoking and no swearing," Sister Linda said, "The last time, we had 17 people and they were great.""Folks found out, nuns are normal people," she added.Prayer is offered at the chapel but not required for any guests booking rooms.