Louisville Football released the list of themes for their 2021 home schedule. The first themed game takes place on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and will honor those lost and our first responders. The last themed game is Senior Day against rival uk. Also, on Senior Day, Louisville Football will honor legendary UofL coach Howard Schnellenberger who passed away earlier this year.
For all of the themed days and details on each one, check out the press release from UofL below:
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville Football Announces 2021 Theme Games
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville Athletics has announced the 2021 football promotional calendar, which includes an array of special events, a number of special tributes, and the celebration of former head coach Howard Schnellenberger.
The Cardinals will remember the career of Schnellenberger, who passed away on March 27, 2021. The former head coach led the Cardinals for 10 seasons (1985-94) and guided the program to a pair of bowl wins. The Cardinals defeated No. 25 Alabama 34–7 in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl, capping a 10–1–1 season and the school’s then-highest appearance in the final AP poll (14th). The Fiesta Bowl appearance was the school’s first-ever New Year’s Day bowl game.
The team will wear a helmet sticker for the entire season to commemorate Coach’s accomplishments, and the season opener versus Eastern Kentucky will feature a moment of silence and a video tribute to the former head coach. Plans for a larger celebration at the Kentucky game will include an appearance from Beverlee Schnellenberger, the wife of the former UofL coach, and the presentation of the Howard Schnellenberger Award, which is given to the Most Valuable Player from either a UK or UofL player.
The complete promotional schedule is listed below:
9/11 vs. EKU
On the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Louisville Football will honor and remember everyone who was affected by this tragedy and who came together as a stronger country in the weeks following. Throughout the game we will salute those directly impacted and celebrate the first responders who serve our community today.
The season opener will also feature the second annual Spirit Day. Louisville cheer squads and Ladybirds will host a youth clinic prior to kickoff and a special performance on the field at halftime! More information about Spirit Day will be announced at a later date.
9/17 vs. UCF
National Champions Celebration
Celebrating Louisville’s past and present National Champions, we will honor 2021 NCAA National Champions Makenli Forrest (Indoor Weight Throw), Mitchell Whyte, Evgenii Somov, Haridi Sameh Kamel (200M Medley Relay), and Nick Albiero (200M Medley Relay and 200 Butterfly). We also welcome the 1986 Men’s Basketball National Championship team for the 35th anniversary of UofL’s second Men’s Basketball Championship.
Extra Yard for Teachers
Louisville will participate in the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers Week offering exclusive ticket discounts for UofL faculty & staff and those working in local school districts. Extra Yard for Teachers is an annual celebration dedicated to honoring and recognizing great teachers.
More details, including the exclusive online ordering link, will be released in conjunction with single game ticket sales. Purchases will be restricted to those with specific school email address domains (“@COUNTY.kyschools.us” or “@louisville.edu“). For questions, or to ensure your school or school district’s email domain is included on the list of eligible purchasers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/9 vs. Virginia
Louisville Football will host the inaugural Kids Day at Cardinal Stadium, as we invite our youngest fans to take over the game and participate in a range of in-game activities, including high five tunnels, directing the Cardinal Marching Band, and being an honorary member of the media for the game! Details to follow on how to participate.
Cardinal Family Weekend
Hosted by the Louisville Parents and Family Association, the annual Cardinal Family Weekend welcomes families of UofL students to campus for a weekend full of fall activities. For more information about Family Weekend, visit https://louisville.edu/parents/events/familyweekend
Football Alumni Weekend
Former Louisville Football players are invited back to campus for a pre-game tailgate party and will be given tickets to cheer on the Cardinals versus the Cavaliers.
10/23 vs. Boston College
The Cardinals host the Eagles for the annual Homecoming game as the traditional homecoming coronation
, and Alumnus of the Year recognition will take place at halftime. For more information on homecoming activities, visit uoflalumni.org.
Hall of Fame Weekend
Louisville is proud to honor the newest inductees to the Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2021 class, announced in September, will be honored in after their induction the night before.
11/6 vs. Clemson
Norton Pediatrics Halftime Performance
Enjoy a special halftime performance by the UofL Cardinal Marching Band as they partner with UofL Hospital and Norton Children’s Hospital.
11/13 vs. Syracuse
Salute to Service
As part of Veteran’s Day Weekend, the Cardinals will hold their annual Salute to Service game honoring both veterans and active military personnel.
The UofL Cardinal Marching Band “Band Day” provides an opportunity for high school band students to see a collegiate marching band and football team at their best. Students will have the opportunity to perform at halftime! For more information, visit https://uoflbands.com/special-events/band-day/
After a hiatus in 2021, the Cardinals will host their 11th blackout game in school history. The official blackout t-shirt design and how to purchase will be announced at a later date.
11/17 vs. Kentucky
The home slate concludes with the annual Senior Day celebration. Come early to pick up a Senior Poster and settle in before kickoff as the Cardinals honor the 2021 Senior Class.
Howard Schellenberger Tribute
UofL will recognize the accomplishments of Howard Schnelleberger at the season finale versus Kentucky. Beverlee Schnelleberger, the wife of the former head coach, will be in attendance to celebrate the coach’s contributions, not only to the UofL program, but throughout the state.
Single Game Tickets
All single game football tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Monday, August 9. Tickets are priced according to a flexible model that takes opponent and seating areas into consideration. Based on opponent and zone, single-game ticket prices will range from $10 to $85.
2021 Season Ticket Holders will receive early access to single game tickets during the week of August 2. More detail on specific dates, according to priority point levels, will be communicated via email to those who are eligible.
2021 Ticket Prices for each of the seven home games:
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Group Ticket Sales Information: Group tickets (20 or more tickets) are available for purchase now for all games except Clemson. To purchase or for more information, contact Carter Lotz at (502) 852-4984or email@example.com.