While Cardinal Stadium is a premiere venue to watch college football, it is not without its flaws. Fans have long been complaining about phone and internet issues, concession issues, and issues getting into the stadium, among other issues. UofL has heard all of the complaints and has set about making corrections to enhance everyone’s experience on game day.
In a press release from UofL, it has been announced that the university has partnered with a company called AmpThink to allow fans access to free WiFi system and also in-venue digital engagement opportunities. No specifics were given as to what these engagement opportunities entail at this time. The investment in the WiFi upgrade is over $5 million by the university. The project to upgrade WiFi access throughout the stadium is scheduled to be completed by the home opener per the release.
Also mentioned in the release, there will know be scanning pedestals at the busiest gates around Cardinal Stadium, gates 2,3, and 4. These will allow people to walk up with their electronic devices and scan their electronic ticket. Stationary magnetic scanners will also replace handheld, manual ones to help expedite entry. I imagine they will be much like the ones used at the Yum Center. Hopefully, this will allow people to get into the stadium quickly and efficiently.
As far as concessions, grab-and-go stations will be added throughout the stadium for high demand items. The hope is to drastically reduce wait times in concession lines. Also, complimentary concession item for each game will be available during designated times during the game in all club areas.
Finally, the Angel’s Envy Bourbon Club will be making its debut. The former Brown and Williamson Club was renovated with the help of a generous $4 million donation by Angel’s Envy. The club will combine Louisville’s rich football history with the rich history of bourbon in Louisville.
A lot of new and exciting things await UofL football fans come the fall. The fan experience at Cardinal Stadium should be much better with the announced upgrades. Hopefully, more details will emerge as we get closer to the first home game. It’s nice that UofL fans have an athletic department that is listening and willing to try and make changes to enhance our experience as we root on the Cards.
Below, you can read all the details in UofL’s official press release by clicking the link in the tweet: