Cardinal Stadium expansion nearing the home stretch

The breadth and scope of the expanded football facilities at Cardinal Stadium will never be fully comprehended by the average fan. But the changes will be phenomenal for existing and future members of the University of Louisville football program.

Stadium Manager Michael Ortman takes us behind the scenes in the video with a progress report on the status of the football complex, which is being quadrupled in size. Stadium expansion, which will increase seating between 5,000 and 6,000 seats, will raise capacity to 60,000-plus for the 2018 season.


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Some rare Lamar Jackson memorabilia is going be auctioned off at the Petrino Family Foundation Coaches & Cocktails Reception on Thursday, April 12. The event, which will be held in the stadium PNC Club from 6 to 9 p.m., is sponsored by Planet Fitness.

According to promotional materials, “We have everything from signed Heisman footballs, Lamar Jackson signed jerseys and helmets, and even some awesome custom autographed Lamar Jackson prints. If you are looking for an autographed Lamar Jackson item, the Coaches and Cocktails Reception is the place for you!”

Individual tickets are $100, couples for $150, and tables for $650. Place your orders here.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.