With yesterday’s official announcement of the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, there was a question posed by some naysayers: Can Louisville Fill 65,000 seats?
When the Cards built PJCS in 1998 there was concern that the Cards could fill the new 42,000 seat facility, and the question was posed again prior to the Cards opening the expansion in 2010. Let’s examine the trends:
During John L. Smith’s tenure Louisville struggled to achieve a 38,000 average attendance (about 4,000 shy of capacity). Tickets could usually be found easily on gameday.
In Year 1 of Bobby Petrino in 2003 Louisville was in the same position and was about 5200 shy of capacity...Read More