Closing the bowl at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

08/28/2015 11:24 AM

University of Louisville Vice President and Director of Athletics Tom Jurich announced, along side Head Coach Bobby Petrino, and Athletic Director of Development Mark Jurich, official plans to expand Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

The plan’s primary feature will be closing the horseshoe at the north end zone of the stadium to increase capacity to 65,000. The capacity expansion will include 1,000 modern club seats, 65 new premium club level boxes and 10 exclusive field level suites.

There will also be a 25,000 square foot addition to the Schnellenberger complex which will expand the teams weight training and conditioning facilities. The complex addition will provide a larger player’s lounge, and improvements to the coaches’ offices and team locker room.

Bobby Petrino said these are the improvements that really impress recruits and shows them how committed the university is to its student athletes.

In addition to moving forward with expansion plans as soon as possible, Jurich also said games will continue during the construction process.

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.


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