Michael Bidwill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from St. Louis University in 1987. In 1990, he earned a law degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. A licensed pilot and flying enthusiast, Bidwill also donates his time and resources as a volunteer for "Flying Samaritans," a group of volunteers including doctors and other medical personnel who offer free medical clinics in Mexico. After practicing law for six years as a federal prosecutor, Bidwill joined the Cardinals organization in 1996 as Vice President/General Counsel and in 2007 became the Cardinals team President.
Within the National Football League, Michael chairs the Security and Fan Conduct Committee, a group of eight club executives that oversees and develops best security practices for NFL facilities. He has also been a member of the league's Business Ventures Committee since 2007 when Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed him to it.
Among his most significant accomplishments with the Cardinals was leading the effort that resulted in the creation of University of Phoenix Stadium. The stadium has been a major factor in the transformation of the Cardinals and a catalyst for the franchise's success. The team has sold out every game it has played since the stadium's opening and in 2013 broke the five million fan mark for Cardinals games. University of Phoenix Stadium has successfully hosted two Super Bowls with XLII in 2008 and again in 2015 for Super Bowl XLIX.