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Louisville exploring extra large Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

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The commitment to improving Louisville’s athletics program could be preparing for a bit of an upgrade. As Louisville begins to transition from the American to the ACC next year, the Cardinals are looking in to plans to expand Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

According to a report by Card Chronicle on SB Nation, Louisville’s athletic department has issued a request for proposal for a feasibility study on expanding the currently open north end zone. This is merely the first stage of a process that will determine whether or not it is financial feasible for the school to complete any planned expansion projects for the football stadium.

As reported, the suggestion is Louisville’s expansion plans would be to enclose the stadium’s north end zone, which currently has just a stadium scoreboard, although how seats would be added is anyone’s guess at this time.

The current capacity for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is listed at 55,000. Louisville had the nation’s 29th largest attendance increase in 2012 and averaged 49,991 fans per game (48,584 fans per game in 2011). For comparison’s sake, Louisville averaged 40,047 fans per game in 2003.

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3 Responses to “Louisville exploring extra large Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium”
  1. floridacock says: Nov 21, 2013 8:28 AM

    Better wait and see how it goes. Bridgewater gone next year and actually will have a couple, at least, competitive teams to play.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 21, 2013 11:38 AM

    Louisville has an outstanding AD. From my understanding they have pretty much all new facilities, they’ve moved from C-USA to the Big East now to the ACC.
    They just won a title in basketball and were contending for a title in football.
    Their football stadium is 15 years old and they’re already enlarging it.

    Plenty of middle of the road types of universities would love to see the type of growth and expansion they are seeing.

  3. pastabelly says: Nov 22, 2013 8:56 AM

    This move makes it seem more like they just don’t want to compete in the ACC, but want to compete with the likes of FSU and Clemson ASAP. Bridgewater is good, but they’ve had good QB play through the years and probably another waiting in the wings.

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