The University of Louisville Football program will play in the Citrus Bowl on December 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Orlando, FL.

The Cards will find out its opponent later in the day. We’ll have more information on the site once we have it.

Your Louisville football team is headed to Orlando for the 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl! For the seventh-consecutive season, head coach Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals are playing postseason football in an elite-level bowl matchup. With the Cardinals on the verge of bringing home another bowl trophy, you will not want to miss this season’s bowl trip.




Date: Saturday, Dec. 31
Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. ET
Site: Camping World Stadium (65,000)
Radio: Louisville Sports Network
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Louisville has been assigned to the west sideline in the stadium and will wear home jersey colors for the game.


You can now pick your seat for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in the official Louisville fan sections by logging onto My Cardinal Account through


The online seat selection option will allow you to view real-time availability and select the best seats in Louisville fan sections. Tickets are available starting at $86 per ticket.

All tickets purchased prior to Dec. 15 at 5:00pm will be mailed.

Those who requested tickets prior to Dec. 4 will be charged immediately following the bowl announcement. Seats will be assigned in priority point order once tickets are received from the bowl site. Ticket locations will be emailed to customers by Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5pm.

It is critical that Louisville fans purchase bowl game tickets from, as institutional ticket purchases can impact future bowl opportunities.

Ticket Allotment: 9,500 tickets
Louisville Seating Locations: west sideline
Louisville Band Section: 145
Charts/Maps: Seating Chart | Stadium Map

Player/Guest Will Call: Louisville player/guest will call tickets is located between gates A and F at the north end of the stadium and will be open at 8:30 a.m. on game day for distribution of tickets.

Public Will-Call: Will call for pre-paid public tickets is located at the box office located at the northeast corner of the stadium and will be open at 8:30 a.m. on game day for distribution of tickets.


Can’t make the bowl game this year? Then show your Dedication to #CardNation by donating a pair of bowl tickets to one of the following groups:

  • UofL Students: Send an undergraduate student at Louisville to cheer on the Cardinals in your place.
  • Active Military: Louisville will continue its support of the men and women of our Armed Forces by graciously giving your donated tickets to local military personnel and their families.



For questions regarding your ticket account or bowl purchase, contact the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office:

  • Call (502) GO-CARDS / 502-462-2737
  • Email at
  • Visit Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Gate 2 (2800 South Floyd Street) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday


The Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl is played in Camping World Stadium, the grandfather of the Orlando Venues facilities. The stadium is an open-air stadium with a capacity of 65,000. Built in 1936, the stadium underwent major demolition and enormous reconstruction in 2014 designed to modernize the facility.

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Parking lots surrounding the stadium will open at 7:00 a.m. on game day along with the downtown shuttle service beginning. The stadium gates open two hours prior to kickoff at 9:00 a.m.


All seating for any postseason competition, including a bowl game, will be allocated by Cardinal Athletic Fund Priority Points. Ticket orders from fans who are not members of the Cardinal Athletic Fund will be allocated in the order that they are received after all pre-orders have been assigned.

Cardinal Athletic Fund priority points are accumulated through donations and season ticket history. Priority Points and annual giving are used to determine ticket locations and number of tickets that will be assigned in each ticket level.


Just like previous year’s bowl trips, experience history by joining your friends and family at official Louisville Bowl Events in Orlando!

Citrus Bowl Events | Alumni Bowl Events

Florida Citrus Parade (Dec. 29, 11am ET, Downtown Orlando):The Florida Citrus Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation. In addition to its signature floats made of citrus fruit, the parade features spirited high school marching bands from throughout the nation, participating bowl game college marching bands, specialty units and other exciting performances. Upwards of 3,000 participants take part in this spectacular event. MORE

Pep Rally (Dec. 30, 2:30pm ET, I-Drive 360): Free Event! A fan favorite, gather with Louie the Cardinal, national champion spirit squads, and the Cardinals Marching Band.

Louisville Fan Appreciation Party: Join the University of Louisville Athletic Department and the President’s Office for the official bowl party. More details to come.

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl FanFest (Dec. 31, 8:00am ET, Tinker Field): The official bowl pre-game tailgate party held at Tinker Field next to Camping World Stadium will feature interactive games, inflatables, face painters and the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Challenge. A wide selection of food and beverages will be available for purchase from local vendors. This event is free with a game ticket purchase.

Alumni Pre-Game Tailgate: There is no better way to get ready for the bowl game than tailgating with the Alumni! More Details to come.


Start planning your dream bowl trip! Orlando offers unique experiences for every visitor to ensure an unforgettable vacation. Whether that means a few days spent at theme parks Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando® Resort, or a weekend on the golf course, an Orlando getaway is whatever you want it to be.

Visit Orlando | Maps | Attractions | Orlando Discounts | Theme Parks | Shopping | Nightlife | Golf


Drive Time: 12 hours and 4 minutes | Travel Distance: 853 miles

Anthony Travel Packages | Flights To Orlando | Orlando Transportation | Orlando Weather | Louisville Headquarters Hotel | Louisville Fan Hotel | Other Hotels

Louisville Headquarters Hotel
Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32819

Louisville Band Hotel
Doubletree Orlando at Sea World
10100 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

Anthony Travel Packages: As Louisville’s official bowl travel partner, Anthony Travel has worked closely with the UofL Athletics Department to create travel packages that provide fans with the full Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl experience. Hotel accommodations include two nights at the Official Fan Hotel, the Rosen Shingle Creek.

For more information on official Louisville Bowl Tour travel packages, visit Anthony Travel’s website today.


The Cardinals will be making their 21st postseason trip and seventh under head coach Bobby Petrino. Louisville was one of 19 schools with multiple BCS bowl wins (2013 Sugar, 2007 Orange) during the Bowl Championship Series era. The Cardinals were one of only five programs to have an undefeated record in multiple BCS bowl games (2-0). UofL has won five of its last seven bowl appearances.

  • 2015 – Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Champions
  • 2014 – Belk Bowl
  • 2013 – Russell Athletic Bowl Champions
  • 2012 – Allstate Sugar Bowl Champions
  • 2011 – Belk Bowl
  • 2010 – Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Champions
  • 2007 – FedEx Orange Bowl Champions
  • 2006 – Gator Bowl
  • 2004 – Liberty Bowl Champions
  • 2003 – GMAC Bowl Champions
  • 2002 – GMAC Bowl
  • 2001 – Liberty Bowl Champions
  • 2000 – Liberty Bowl
  • 1999 – Humanitarian Bowl
  • 1998 – Motor City Bowl
  • 1993 – Liberty Bowl Champions
  • 1991 – Fiesta Bowl Champions
  • 1977 – Independence Bowl
  • 1970 – Pasadena Bowl
  • 1958 – Sun Bowl Champions
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