While the University of Louisville baseball team was preparing for their fourth trip up to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series, the program made a somewhat surprising, yet inevitable announcement.
Starting next season, the traditionally cost-free games at Jim Patterson Stadium will switch over to ticketed entry, and will no longer be free of charge. Chairback seating will start at $10, with season tickets starting at $150. Group pricing will also be an option, and University of Louisville students will get in free.
In the middle of yet another trip to the College World Series, the Louisville Baseball program announced today that beginning in 2018, games played Jim Patterson Stadium will no longer be free of charge and will start charging admission beginning with the 2018 season.
Season ticket packages will be begin as low as $150, with single game admission going as low as $10. However, University of Louisville students will get in free with their student ID. Group pricing will be available as well. More information regarding the change to ticketed entry to games will be released as the summer goes on.
Louisville was named the #7 National seed & just as we assumed were matched up with Lexington in the Supers. The Cardinals will play Fri-Sun schedule. Here is the full slate of games in the Louisville regional.
If nothing else for the Louisville baseball team, they continue to be consistent after the first month of the season.
It was another week, another four wins for the Cards as they push their undefeated streak to 19-0. The record is now the hottest in the program’s 100-year history, passing the 17-0 mark set by the 1957 team.
Up next, the Cardinals will make their road trips of the season, starting with tonight’s clash at Cincinnati. U of L will follow that up with a weekend series at NC State.
As we roll into mid-March (and March Madness!), it seems as if the Cardinals have given up losing for Lent. U of L reeled off another four wins, the last two needing late game heroics from Devin Hairston and Jake Sparger, to push their undefeated mark to 11-0.
Up next, the Cards begin a stretch where they play five games in the next six days, starting with Tuesday’s road clash at EKU. Louisville will follow that up with another four-game home stand against Fort Wayne and begin conference play against Pitt.
Garett Wall UofL Baseball SID
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Danny Rosenbaum connected for a pair of two-run homers and Brendan McKay had 10 strikeouts to lead the No. 2 national seed Louisville baseball team in a 15-3 win over Ohio State in Saturday’s NCAA Regional winners bracket game at Jim Patterson Stadium.
With their 21st consecutive win at home, the Cardinals (49-12) advance to the championship round of an NCAA Regional for the fifth straight season and the seventh time in the last eight years. Ohio State (44-19-1) will face Wright State (45-16) in an elimination game on Sunday at noon ET and the winner will meet Louisville at 4 p.m.
Garett Wall UofL Baseball SID
DURHAM, N.C. – The third-ranked Louisville baseball team enters the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship as the No. 2 seed and will begin its Pool B schedule against No. 10 Wake Forest (4-3 winner against No. 7 Duke on Tuesday) on Wednesday at 7 p.m., ET at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Following an off day, the Cardinals continue the week against No. 6 Clemson on Friday at 11 a.m., before concluding pool play against No. 3 Virginia on Saturday at 7 p.m. The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday at noon with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Championship.
Radio coverage for all Louisville baseball games at the ACC Championship and throughout the postseason will be provided by 93.9 The Ville. Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s championship game will be televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on ESPN3.
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(Press Release via Asst SID Garett Wall)
Cardinals Power Past Eastern Kentucky, 14-2
Smith delivers two home runs, six RBI; McClure works five shutout innings in the victory
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The No. 2-ranked Louisville baseball team registered its fourth straight double-figure scoring performance to open the season with Tuesday afternoon’s 14-2 win over Eastern Kentucky at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The Cardinals (4-0), who scored in seven of the eight innings they went to the plate on Tuesday, have scored 10 or more runs in the first four games of a season for the first time since accomplishing the same feat to begin the 1987 season. It is also the first time Louisville has opened a season with four straight wins while also scoring at least 10 runs in each game since the 1950 season.
Today is UofL Baseball media day. The #2 ranked Cardinals open up the season Friday at Jim Patterson Stadium in a 3 game series vs SIU Edwardsville. Instead of Re-Tweeting every single comment that was released I figured I would Tweet-cap it. Here you go! I hope you enjoy. (will update throughout the presser)
Information about parking, single game tickets, and will call for this weekend’s baseball action at Jim Patterson Stadium. From UofL:
Parking / Shuttle
Ample free parking will be available throughout the Louisville Regional at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (PJCS), home of the UofL football team. Fans should park in the Bronze Lot, entering at lot D off Floyd Street on the south end of the stadium.
Located just a short walk from Jim Patterson Stadium, fans can also utilize the free shuttle from PJCS with pick-up located near Gate 4. Drop-off at the ballpark will be outside the main gates of Jim Patterson Stadium.
As you can see, the fans were chomping at the bit to get in the stadium for the possible series clinching game 2 from Jim Patterson Saturday night versus the Kennesaw State Owls. We set the record last night with 5,351 people in attendance in what was one of the more raucous games I have ever been to. What more could we do? How bout putting another 656 people in the house! The CardNation broke the long-standing attendance record, ha, and were even rowdier tonight with a total of 6,007! I wanted to put together a post with some pictures and include the last minutes of the game plus the dog-pile celebration as the Cards win the game 7-4 and win the Louisville Super Regional and advance to the College World Series. I hope you enjoy!
This weekend, the Louisville Cardinals will take on the Kennesaw State Owls in the NCAA Baseball Super Regionals. The winner of the 3-game series will advance to the College World Series. We had hoped that information would be released tonight as to when the games would be at Jim Patterson Stadium. It now appears that the information won’t be released until Tuesday morning.
The series will begin either Friday or Saturday.
Louisville has been selected as one of 16 regional hosts for the 2014 NCAA Baseball Championship. The ticket information is listed below. If you want to order All-Session tickets, you can go ahead and do that by clicking here and placing your order.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ample free parking will be available for tonight’s Louisville baseball game against Kentucky in the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Green Lot south of Central Ave.
Shuttles will run from 4 p.m., ET through the end of the game to Jim Patterson Stadium. First pitch for the No. 7 Cardinals and No. 19 Wildcats is set for 6 p.m., ET.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Due to expected inclement weather on Sunday, the Louisville and Samford baseball teams will conclude their three-game weekend series with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m., ET, at Jim Patterson Stadium and admission is free. The Cardinals opened the series with a 20-10 win on Friday afternoon in Louisville.
Official release from UofL:
Schedule Change: No. 10 Louisville Baseball to Host WIU for Tuesday Doubleheader
Expected inclement weather forces change in midweek schedule for Cardinals and Leathernecks
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Due to expected inclement weather on Wednesday, the 10th-ranked Louisville baseball team will host for Western Illinois for a doubleheader on Tuesday at 2 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Game two of the midweek series, previously scheduled for Wednesday, will now be played 40 minutes following the completion of Tuesday’s first game.
Please note that Tuesday’s game time is 1 hour earlier than previously scheduled.
The CARDS are set to face Bowling Green in the first game of the NCAA Baseball Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium this Friday at 6pm.
NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Schedule
Friday, May 31 | (ESPN3)
Game 1: No. 2 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State – 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Bowling Green – 6 p.m.