Attendance History at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium


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...

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Cardinal Notebook: 8/29


Tom Juirch Talks Expansion on Ramsey & Rutherford

Gus Malzahn Updates the Auburn Tigers

Men’s Soccer Opens Season With 2-1 Win Over William & Mary

Behind goals from junior Andrew Brody and freshman Tate Schmitt, the 18th-ranked Louisville men’s soccer team won its third straight season-opener with a 2-1 victory over William & Mary on Friday night at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.

In the first ever matchup on the soccer pitch between the two teams, the Cardinals and Tribe combined to score each of the match’s three goals during a span of less than 21 minutes in the first half. Louisville improved to 2-0 in season-openers at Lynn Stadium and has won five of its last seven season-openers overall.

Brody (Orlando, Fla.) started the scoring on Friday when he received a perfectly played...

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UofL Will Expand Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville will expand Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for the second time in the last decade, a development which will enclose the north end zone, create multiple new fan amenities and enlarge and enhance the training facilities for the football team.

“We are extremely excited to launch this project and I know our fans are thrilled as well,” said Tom Jurich, UofL Vice President and Director of Athletics. “We worked extremely hard on this one to assure the timing was right before we moved forward. We feel that we have a plan in place that will excite our fans and continue to advance our program, which has truly gained a national stage with our university’s move to the ACC.”

About 10,000 additional seats will be added with the expansion, creating a unique lo...

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Cardinal Notebook: 8/28


TheCrunchZone’s Auburn vs. Louisville Hype Video Makes Sports Illustrated

Our very own Mike Lindsay debuted his 2015 on Tuesday and it was immediately viewed by thousands of Cardinal fans in the first few days of its life.  On Thursday SportsIllustrated’s website dedicated to College Football (that debuted 3 days ago) featured CrumsRevenge’s “Nothing Else Matters”.

The War Eagle Reader Explores the Attendance Issue of the 1974 Auburn  vs. Louisville match-up


“Auburn and Louisville have met once before. It was 1974 in Birmingham, and it was kind of a big deal … because it was such a small deal.

As in literally small, at least if we’re talking crowd size...

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Chick-fil-A Kickoff Sold Out: Louisville Allotment Gone


The University of Louisville has sold out of its allotment of tickets to the 2015 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game versus Auburn on Sept. 5 in the Georgia Dome.

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and will be televised to a national audience on CBS.

The Cardinals sold over 30,000 total tickets to this neutral-site contest, which is the first national neutral-site game of 2015 to sell out. Peach Bowl, Inc. and university officials also today announced both teams have completely sold through their allotments of and no tickets remain for public sale.

“To sell over 30,000 tickets to a neutral site game in September is a great testament to our terrific fan base and their willingness to support our program at any location,” Vice-President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich said...

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Jon Blue Says Tom Jurich Announced PJCS Expansion at 50-Yard Line Dinner

Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Fitted Photo by Seth Bloom

It’s been rumored for awhile. But tonight, Athletics Trustee and major Louisville Athletics supporter Jonathan Blue said that Tom Jurich has announced the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at tonight’s 50-yard line dinner for VIPs.

Blue reports that the expansion is a $55 Million Project and will feature Field Level Suites, Club Facilities and much more...

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Tickets To Louisville Basketball Scrimmages on Sale 9/2

Mangok Mathiang Louisville vs. North Carolina 3-12-15 Fitted

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will compete in a pair of public Red-White intrasquad scrimmages in the KFC Yum! Center in October on Oct. 3 and 17.  Game times will be set when the Cardinals’ football games on those days are determined so as not to conflict with each other.

Tickets, priced at $10 each, will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Tickets will also be on sale at each of the Cardinals’ three home football games in September.

Cardinal fans may purchase tickets by visiting Ticketmaster online at, calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster Tic...

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4 Offensive Bold Predictions & A Depth Chart Best Guess

James Quick Louisville vs. Kentucky 2014 Governor's Cup 11-29-2014 Photo by Michael Lindsay Fitted

With the Cards starting games just NINE days away we wanted to share 4 bold predictions for the offense prior to the 2015 season & our best guess depth chart.  It doesn’t appear that the staff is going to release a depth chart for fans and media (and Auburn) to consume prior to next Saturday’s kickoff, and that’s perfectly fine with us.  But we still wanted to give it an effort based on what we’ve heard coming out of camp, what we were able to see in the open practices, and just from inference in listening to what the coaches & players are saying.

Bold Prediction #1:  Reggie Bonnafon Starts At Quarterback

This one is going out on a limb, especially with Auburn being susceptible in the deep passing game and Reggie Bonnafon having just 11 passing plays longer than 20 yards last season vs...

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Cardinal Notebook 8/27

adidas uncaged Gloves fitted

Auburn DE Carl Lawson Won’t Comment on Louisville

Gus Malzahn called Carl Lawson “Unblockable” after a recent scrimmage.  The former Freshman All-American was a pre-season ALL-SEC selection a year ago before a knee injury forced him to miss the 2014 season.  But if Lawson is ‘unblockable’ he definitely does a nice job of blocking any questions regarding Auburn’s 1st opponent.


ESPN Doesn’t Think UofL Can Beat Auburn

Football Walk-Ons Awarded Scholarships

Louisville Football recently awarded scholarships to 7 walk-ons for the 2015 season:  Griffin Uhl, Darius Skinner, Aaron Ahner, Toriano Roundt...

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Adidas Unveils New Uniform For Louisville: CHROMEVILLE


The ChromeVille version will reportedly by worn for the first time Thursday Night, 9/17 vs. Clemson.





The full release will happen later today.  For now, the Adidas Twitter account has some teaser photos to stir the imagination. We were alerted to this by Zac Clinton @zacclinton.



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