Cardinal Stadium

Stadium at the University of Louisville

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Cardinal Stadium in October 2018
Cardinal Stadium is located in Kentucky
Cardinal Stadium
Cardinal Stadium
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Cardinal Stadium is located in the United States
Cardinal Stadium
Cardinal Stadium
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Former namesPapa John's Cardinal Stadium (1998–2018)
Location2800 South Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40209
Coordinates38°12′21″N 85°45′32″W / 38.20583°N 85.75889°W / 38.20583; -85.75889Coordinates: 38°12′21″N 85°45′32″W / 38.20583°N 85.75889°W / 38.20583; -85.75889
OwnerUniversity of Louisville
OperatorUniversity of Louisville
Capacity61,000[1]
Record attendance58,187 (September 2, 2019)
SurfaceFieldTurf Revolution
Construction
Broke groundJune 19, 1996[2]
OpenedSeptember 5, 1998[5]
Expanded2018
Construction cost$135 million
($212 million in 2019 dollars[3])
ArchitectRosser International
Luckett & Farley
General contractorHuber, Hunt & Nichols[4]
Tenants
Louisville Cardinals (NCAA) (1998–present)

Cardinal Stadium, formerly known as Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, is a football stadium located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the southern end of the campus of the University of Louisville. Debuting in 1998, it serves as the home of the Louisville Cardinals football program. The official seating capacity in the quasi-horseshoe shaped facility was 42,000 through the 2008 season. An expansion project that started after the 2008 season was completed in time for the 2010 season has brought the official capacity to 55,000.[6] An additional expansion project aiming to close the open end of the horseshoe to add 6,000 additional seats was announced on August 28, 2015, and was completed in 2019.[7]

  1. ^ "Vince Tyra says addition to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium will be closer to 6,000 seats". Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Selling Souls for Stadiums". Centre Daily Times. August 17, 1996. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Bolus, Jim; Reed, Billy (1999). Cardinal Football. ISBN 9781583820483. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Expansion". Cardinal Athletic Fund. Archived from the original on April 30, 2009. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  7. ^ Jones, Steve. "Jurich's goal to open stadium in 2 years". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved August 28, 2015.

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