Tom Jurich is out shopping for donors for a new University of Louisville soccer stadium and he’s not going empty handed. He has a pre-season No. 1 ranking for Ken Lolla’s team and a preliminary design for a new facility.
The Vice President of Athletics said during the Cardinal Caravan in Jeffersonville that construction would begin as soon as he has the money. At a recent U of L Athletic Association meeting, he indicated the fan base was enthusiastic about the project. The go-ahead should be coming soon.
A concept is online on The Estopinal Group web site, along with this description:
Design is now underway for a new Soccer Stadium for the University of Louisville. This World-class Soccer Complex will not only serve to train, support and be home to the Cardinal Soccer Teams, but it will also attract Big East Championships and other large-scale events around the region. The Stadium will include seating for 3,500, as well as a berm along one sideline for 2,500, and clubhouse spaces for both the Men’s and Women’s soccer programs.
The new Soccer Field will be natural turf, and a fully integrated digital fan experience in the stadium will display the Men & Women’s Program History and Game Day announcements. Other amenities include a press box, concession stands, and locker rooms for visiting teams. This project will be LEED certified.
Jurich told Card Game the new stadium would likely replace the new parking lot across Floyd Street from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.