UofL football has released a list of theme games for the upcoming 2022 season. There are your standard black outs and red outs, but some other activities will be taking place as well.
The 2022 Theme Games are here!— Louisville Football (@LouisvilleFB) July 21, 2022
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A couple of examples are the September 16th home opener against Florida State and the October 22nd home game against Pittsburgh. The FSU game, which has been deemed a red out, will also feature the honoring of hometown player Michael Bush’s number 19 jersey. The Pitt game is homecoming and will feature UofL Football Alumni day festivities and will feature the honoring of the 2022 UofL Athletics Hall of Fame inductees.
For a complete list of the themes, dates, and games, check out the press release below:
Press Release From Louisville Athletics:
Louisville Announces Football Promotional Calendar
July 21, 2022
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With the start of the University of Louisville football season just a month away, UofL has announced its 2022 promotional calendar for the six-game home schedule, which includes a variety of special events, tributes, and theme games.
The promotional calendar comes in addition to the numerous game day improvements recently announced for the 2022 season. Learn more about the fan experience enhancements at Cardinal Stadium here.
The complete promotional schedule is listed below:
Sept. 16 vs. Florida State
All fans in attendance for the 2022 home opener versus the Seminoles are encouraged to wear Red for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.
Educator Appreciation Day
The home opener will also feature the Cards’ annual celebration and recognition of local educators, with exclusive ticket discounts available for UofL faculty and staff and those working in local school districts.
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 email@example.com.
Michael Bush Honored Jersey Ceremony
Michael Bush’s No. 19 will the 26th jersey in program history to be honored. The Louisville native rushed for more than 2,500 yards, highlighted by a stellar junior season during which he led the country in touchdowns with 24 and earned first-team All-BIG EAST accolades. Bush went on to play seven years in the NFL following his selection in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Sept. 24 vs. USF
Kids Day returns to Cardinal Stadium as the youngest members of Card Nation take over the game and participate in a range of in-game activities and experiences.
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
Mental Health Awareness Day
In conjunction with the Cards All-In campaign and The Pete Foundation, Louisville football looks to bring awareness to mental health and wellness by promoting education and providing tools for healthy emotional development.
Oct. 22 vs. Pittsburgh
The Cardinals host the Panthers for the annual Homecoming game, as the traditional homecoming coronation and Alumnus of the Year recognition takes place at halftime. For more information on homecoming activities, visit uoflalumni.org.
Football Alumni Weekend
Former Louisville Football players are welcomed back to campus for a pre-game tailgate party and will be given tickets to cheer on the Cardinals versus the Panthers.
Hall of Fame Weekend
Louisville is proud to honor the newest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2022 class, which will be announced at a later date, will be acknowledged during the game following their induction earlier in the week.
Oct. 29 vs. Wake Forest
The fan-favorite “Black Out” returns to Cardinal Stadium in 2022 for the Cards’ matchup against the Demon Deacons. Fans attending the game can expect to see a number of surprises in celebration of upcoming Halloween festivities.
The Wake Forest matchup will also feature Spirit Day. The Louisville cheer squads and Ladybirds will host a youth clinic prior to kickoff and a special performance on the field at halftime.
Season Ticket Member Appreciation Day
As a thank you to the most loyal ticket members, Louisville Football celebrates its season ticket members with exclusive prizes, experiences, and recognitions.
Nov. 5 vs. James Madison
Salute to Service
The Cardinals will host Salute to Service game, honoring both veterans and active military personnel with various ticket offers and exclusive recognitions throughout the day.
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.
Scout Day makes its return to Cardinal Stadium as all Boy and Girl Scouts are invited to join the Cards for Scout-exclusive experiences and ticket discounts.
UofL Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
Louisville Football gives back to the campus community with a celebration for all UofL faculty and staff through special ticket discounts and in-game recognitions.
Nov. 19 vs. NC State
The home slate concludes with the annual Senior Day celebration. Come early to pick up a commemorative senior poster and settle in before kickoff as the Cardinals honor the 2022 senior class.
Hometown Heroes Day
Join Louisville Football in celebrating local heroes, including healthcare workers and first responders.
Mini Plans & Season Ticket Memberships
Louisville Football mini plans are on sale now. Mini-plan buyers can pick any three games on the six-game home slate for as little as $30 per game.
Season tickets are also still available for as little as $20 per game. All purchasers will be auto-enrolled into the new season ticket membership program – a complimentary part of all football season ticket packages that includes flexible payment plans and savings, special ticket opportunities, an annual membership gift, exclusive events and perks.
Single game tickets will go on sale to the general public later this summer. All tickets can be purchased online by visiting GoCards.com/FBtickets.
Discounted tickets are now available for groups of 20 or more for all six home games. To purchase tickets or for more information on the exclusive themed promotions listed above, email firstname.lastname@example.org.