Louisville Football announced its 4 pm Halloween game will be a blackout. So fans, break out your black t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and the like, and turn Cardinal Stadium pitch black. Louisville will be wearing the all black uniform combo for the first time this season.
UofL did a sweet job of marketing the blackout with an awesome video shot at Waverly Hills Sanatorium in southwest Louisville off Dixie Highway. It features wide receiver Justin Marshall and has a very eerie, creepy vibe as he traverses the supposedly haunted grounds of the abandoned tuberculosis sanatorium. The little kids singing “Ring Around The Rosie” is an especially creepy touch.
Below you can see both the tweet with the wonderfully produced video and the official UofL press release announcing the blackout.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville to Hold Blackout Saturday Against Virginia Tech
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team will hold a “Halloween Blackout” game on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET when it welcomes ACC foe Virginia Tech to Cardinal Stadium.
Fans in attendance at Cardinal Stadium Saturday are encouraged to wear black to support the team. Louisville will wear special themed black uniforms in honor of Halloween.
The history of the Louisville Blackout stretches back to the 2006, when the fifth-ranked Cardinals wore all black uniforms for the first time in a top-5 contest with third-ranked West Virginia on Nov. 2. The Cardinals picked up one of the biggest wins in school history, besting the Mountaineers 44-34 in front of a nationally televised Thursday night audience on ESPN.
The Cardinals also held a Blackout for last season’s opener against Notre Dame.
In advance of the event, Cardinal Fans are encouraged to support local retailers or shop online at https://shop.gocards.com/.
Saturday’s game will be televised on the ACC Network.