By Keith Thomerson
The Green Lot is almost full of tailgaters two hours before kickoff. Traffic control is finally setting up the cones and saw horses to direct the few remaining late arrivals to the parking lots. Time to get to the seats for another University of Louisville football game.
Now where are those folks in the yellow jackets and shirts? There they are, all around Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. They are employees of ESG Security & Event Services who will get us to our seats before the game and back to the car afterwards.
Those of us who are older and have health conditions that make getting to the stadium difficult must rely on the people in yellow shirt heroes. Many are driving golf carts, others are manning the entrances throughout the stadium.
I’m one of those people, and I take full advantage of their services. I actually consider them my heroes. Watching the games on television is not the same exciting fan experience as going to the game and staying until the very end.
If anyone has difficulty walking up the ramps to the stadium and to their seat, there is friendly help available. Once they reach the entrance gate, a call will be made to a yellow shirted escort to meet them with a wheelchair and take them to their seat.
Attend almost any major event in Southern Indiana or Louisville and you will be greeted by a friendly smiling face of an ESG employee. Without these helpful folks, some Cardinal fans would not be able to attend the games.
Evalyn Tirikos, office manager at ESG, said the company is always looking for new employees for the YUM Center and of course Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. They are often the first people fans see at event and they want visitors to be greeted by friendly faces.
Interested in a part-time job? Call Evalyn at (502) 581-0091 to schedule an interview.