Louisville Announces Full Capacity For 2021 Football Season At Cardinal Stadium

The Covid-19 pandemic caused capacity limitations at Cardinal Stadium in 2020. The raucous noise of 60,000+ fans was forced to be reduced to just a scant amount of fans that still provided some mighty roars. Well, today Louisville Athletics announced that the capacity limitations will be no more. The 2021 season will have full capacity for all their home games.

After a season where many fans were locked away in their house, away from friends and family, I suspect many are eager to return to Cardinal Stadium. Watching on TV is fun, but nothing beats a tailgate with your people, the sound of the train horn, the fireworks, the energy of a rowdy crowd, and the ability to turn to your friends and total strangers Hi-fiving while screaming your lungs out after a big score or a big stop defensively.

Covid-19 stole an entire year from the fan base. It took a toll on everyone mentally. It deprived us of some of our simplest pleasures. It appears that the restoration of normalcy is upon us. I, and I’m sure many others, look forward to the opportunity to enjoy some Cardinal football on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Below, you can read more about ticket prices and options for the upcoming season in the official press release from UofL Athletics.


Full Capacity Planned for UofL Football in Cardinal Stadium

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville will return to full capacity this fall in Cardinal Stadium, where the Cardinals will play seven home football games.  Advancements in state and national health guidelines will allow a return to full capacity, including popular pregame tailgating in accompanying parking lots, when UofL opens the home portion of its 2021 schedule against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 11.

“This is the news our fans have been waiting for,” said Vince Tyra, UofL Vice President/Director of Athletics.  “We are BACK, my friends. We couldn’t be more excited to fill our house and welcome Card Nation back home. Get your tickets. Plan your tailgate. Bring your voice. Our football team and staff are so excited to see you. So am I. Let’s bring our Louisville Football life back to Floyd Street.”

Season tickets for UofL home games, which includes games against national power Clemson and intrastate rival Kentucky, are currently on sale by visiting GoCards.com/tickets (link:https://gocards.com/sports/2021/4/7/2021-football-season-tickets.aspx) for ticket prices and more information. Season ticket packages start at just $140, providing substantial savings over single-game ticket prices.

A special football CardsPass will also be available this season, providing a unique seat location for each game while ensuring various viewpoints and experiences for games with the ability to link/sit with friends who also purchase.  This flexible ticket option starts at $199 and provides access to all home games.

Fans may work together with a personal ticketing consultant to compare and purchase available seat locations by texting (502) 852-5151 or emailing tickets@gocards.com.  Fans also have the option to complete a season ticket interest form at this link:  https://gocards.com/sb_output.aspx?form=6.

Fans who purchase season tickets have the opportunity to utilize extended, interest-free payment plan options.  Additional stadium gates constructed in Cardinal Stadium last year will aid fans with their ease of entry into the stadium.

In addition to its seven-game home schedule, the Cardinals will open their season on Sept. 6in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Ole Miss.  Tickets may be purchased through the UofL ticket office at this link: https://am.ticketmaster.com/uofl/ism/MjFDRkE=#/, ranging from lower level seats to all-inclusive club options. Season ticket holders have exclusive access to a 50 percent offer through their ”My Cardinals Account.”

2021 Louisville Football Schedule




Sept. 6 (Mon.)

vs. Mississippi

Atlanta, Ga.

Sept. 11

Eastern Kentucky

Louisville, Ky.

Sept. 17 (Fri.)


Louisville, Ky.

Sept. 25

at Florida State *

Tallahassee, Fla.

Oct. 2

at Wake Forest *

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Oct. 9

Virginia *

Louisville, Ky.

Oct. 23

Boston College *

Louisville, Ky.

Oct. 30

at NC State *

Raleigh, N.C.

Nov. 6

Clemson *

Louisville, Ky.

Nov. 13

Syracuse *

Louisville, Ky.

Nov. 18 (Thur.)

at Duke *

Durham, N.C.

Nov. 27


Louisville, Ky.

* ACC game

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