Fair Board studies selling old Cardinal Stadium seats

Possibly good news for University of Louisville football fans who remember the good old days at Fairgrounds Stadium.

The Kentucky State Fair Board is considering the idea of selling the old chair back seats when the facility is demolished, according to Amanda Storment, chief of staff and vice president of communications.

“A lot of interest has been expressed in the seats, and we are giving it some consideration,” she said.

The Fair Board must first receive cost estimates from companies interested demolishing the facility. Which means the board has to consider the best ways to generate the most money. If selling souvenir seats creates more revenue, UofL fans may be in luck. If not, maybe not.

“It’s going to cost $2.3 million to demolish the stadium, and we have to have the request approved by the Kentucky General Assembly in the upcoming session,” she explained.

In other words, the Legislature must approve the removal of the stadium before any decisions will be made. There are no givens in Frankfort when it comes to Louisville issues.

The good news is that the Fair Board has gotten the message about fans wanting seats. But don’t rearrange the Man Cave just yet.

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.