Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Rusty’s Take, Podcast Excellence and Shiny New Things

It sure has been a good week for me — I started swimming at LA Fitness, the first exercise I’ve had in months, U of L got its biggest win of the year against UNC the night before UK suffered its most embarrassing loss, and I got treated to a free beer at World of Beer and lunch from Thorntons. The Rusty podcast includes a new friend and an old one. And we finalized plans for a couple of great future events. Details of these and other happenings: Tailspin Tales: On Rusty, I introduced you to Trevor Cravens, president of…

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Louisville KY officials say ‘Bring it’ to Winter’s worst

Photos from Mayor Greg Fischer’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (November 12, 2015) – Louisville Metro’s Snow Team is ready for whatever Mother Nature brings our way this winter, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today. Fischer was surrounded by the 265-member Snow Team and an assortment of plows and other snow fighting equipment during the announcement at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. “These dedicated men and women stand ready to answer the call to leave their homes at all hours to make the roads safe for the rest of us as often as necessary,” Fischer said. The Snow Team is led by Metro…


University of Louisville tickets go on sale tomorrow

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A limited number of single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s home men’s basketball non-conference games in the KFC Yum! Center this season will go on sale on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m.  A special nine-game ticket package for all of the Cardinals’ ACC home games is also available.   Single-game tickets are $43 each, with the exception of the two $48 Billy Minardi Classic doubleheaders, and are located in the upper corners and end court areas of the arena. Tickets will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa…

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Did you go to last week’s University of Louisville football game? You just may find yourself in pictures

  From LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As part of the Sept. 17 football game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, an ultra-high resolution 360-degree fan photo was taken of Louisville Cardinals fans. The interactive photo – powered by Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas – allows fans to find and tag themselves, share the views with friends, enter to win cool prizes, and celebrate the game in incredible detail. The image is billions of pixels in size (yes, that’s billion with a “b”)! See the incredible fan photo NOW at:  

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Will Clemson Spoil the Blackout Party?

Expect a huge and raucous crowd tonight at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Louisville is a six-point underdog against the Tigers, who U of L is asking fans to wear black in a “blackout”,  a tradition started at U of L in 2003, for the nationally-televised (7:30 on ESPN) contest. Clemson is ranked 11th. Bobby Petrino’s Cards must pull the upset to avoid an 0-3 start to the season. Still in question is the identity of the Cardinals’ quarterback. Reggie Bonnafon started against Auburn, but was pulled in favor of freshman phenom Lamar Jackson, who nearly led U of L to…

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Fired up for Football? Here are Some Changes at PJCS

It’s time to get fired up for the home opener at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. After last week’s performance in Atlanta, Card fans, including Tom Jurich, has some pretty amazing expectations for the Noon Kickoff against Houston. The main one being the home debut of Lamar Jackson. Hear my interview with Jurich here. U of L announced some improvements to the fan experience that I’m pretty excited about. NO BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: You haven’t been going to game long if you haven’t come up to the railroad tracks beside the field and thought – hey I wish I could…


Louisville’s Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to Expand even more

From 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…


University of Louisville and Indiana University Agree To Face Off in Football and Basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Indiana University and the University of Louisville have signed an agreement to play a three-game series in both football and men’s basketball. The football and basketball series were announced jointly on Friday by the schools from neighboring states with campuses separated by only 100 miles. A neutral site game at Bankers Life Arena in Indianapolis on Dec. 31, 2016, will open the men’s basketball series in an equally divided arena. The Cardinals and Hoosiers will later play at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville as a home game for UofL on Dec. 9, 2017, and the teams…

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Day 5: Saturday in the Ballpark

Our seats at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium are on the 50-yard line, way up in the UPS Flight Deck. If you like the nuances of the game, the Xs and Os,  seeing pass patterns as they develop, they’re great seats. There’s also a wonderful vista, with a view of the city from Iroquois Park to downtown’s office buildings. Churchill Downs’ twin spires and the still developing U of L academic campus are close. Our group has a dozen or more seats together. My son Josh joined Paula and I yesterday as the Cardinals took care of business against N.C. State….

The Case of the Cards’ Coulda Beens

I was tailgating in the parking lot. Perfect weather, good friends, tasty food, a challenging yet thoroughly beatable opponent warming up a half-mile north. These Cards, this group of players and coaches, seemed to be the ones that were going to get us all giddy, to get the University of Louisville, of all schools, into the national football championship conversation.