One more week, seven days, less than 150 hours.
University of Louisville spring football practice begins. Under the leadership of Charlie Strong. Meanwhile, here’s the latest look at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion, shots taken Wednesday.
And hereâ€™s an update on suite sales from Sports Business Daily:
A total of 24 of the 33 suites â€œbeing added to an expanded Papa Johnâ€™s Cardinal Stadium have been leased,â€ andÂ theÂ facilityâ€™sÂ 28 existing suites â€œalso are sold out.â€ The $73M expansion of the football stadium is â€œexpected to be finished in July.â€ The stadium suites â€œseat 18 with standing room for eight others,â€ and they â€œcost $50,000 a year in a four-year lease agreement.â€
Louisville Arena Authority Chair Jim Host said that he â€œhas been â€˜totally shockedâ€™ at the level of success experienced by U of Lâ€™s sales team,â€ and he â€œpraisedâ€ Louisville AD Tom Jurich and his staff. Cincinnati-based Association of Luxury Suite Directors Chair Bill Dorsey said that he is â€œunaware of any university in the country currently taking on two large suite sales projects, and he described the pricing of boxes in the Louisville venues as higher than average and â€˜aggressiveâ€™ in a down economy, particularly for facilities without a professional sports tenantâ€[/stextbox]