2015-16 Year of the Fan
Cardinal Athletic Fund
Cardinal Athletic Fund
Year of the Fan
Thank You
Cardinals Fans
2015-16 is the Year of the Fan



THANK YOU

Cardinals Fans, you believed in us from the beginning. And, because YOU trusted in our vision, our athletic department has been transformed over the past 20 years. The culmination of this - our new home in the ACC.

Your continued support allows 800 student-athletes to participate in Cardinal Athletics and 650 of those student-athletes to receive athletic grant-in-aid. We also provide best-in-class academic and leadership support services that allow our student-athletes to excel on and off the field. These services include; career development, life skills training, nutrition education, and sports performance coaching.

In addition to offering the maximum amount of scholarships permissible by the NCAA and enhancing the complete student-athlete, you help us continue to raise the bar with our facilities including the state-of-the-art Lynn Stadium, the newly renovated Jim Patterson Stadium, and the Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence that will open in time for the 2016 academic year.

FACILITIES

With your support, the University of Louisville's facilities have become world-class athletics fields, stadiums and grounds.

FOOTBALL
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
  • Built in 1998, expanded in 2010
  • 55,000 seats
  • 42,500 season tickets sold (capacity for season tickets)
  • 3,568 premium seats
  • 63 luxury suites
Academic Performance
  • ACC Post Graduation Scholarship - Grant Donovan
  • Members of ACC All-Academic Football Team - Jake Smith & Ryan Johnson
Team Performance
  • 5 straight bowl game appearances
  • Record-setting 10 players selected in the 2015 NFL Draft
  • 1st Jim Thorpe Award winner in School History in 2015
SWIMMING & DIVING
Ralph Wright Natatorium
  • Built in 2003
  • 41,000 Square Feet
  • 800 seats
Academic Performance
  • 11 members on All-ACC Academic Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Teams
  • 2015 ACC Women's Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Kelsi Worrell
Team Performance
  • Women's swimming produced 5 Individual ACC Champions, 6 All Americans, 2 Individual National Championships and 1 American Record in 2014-15
  • Men's swimming finished 2nd in ACC in 2014-15 with 8 All Americans, 5 Individual ACC Champions
BASKETBALL
KFC Yum! Center
  • Built in 2010
  • Capacity of 22,000
  • Average attendance of 21,832
  • 3,854 premium seats
  • 71 luxury suites
Academic Performance
  • 7 members on All-ACC Academic Men's Basketball Team
  • 2015 Capital One Men's Basketball Academic All-America - Wayne Blackshear
  • NCAA Career in Sports Forum Participant - Shawnta' Dyer
Team Performance
  • 2013 Men's Basketball National Champions
  • 2013 Women's Basketball Finalist
TRACK
Owsley B. Frazier Cardinal Park
  • Built in 2000
Academic Performance
  • Team GPA - Women - 3.32, Men - 2.9
  • 2015 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic - Edwin Kibichiy & Ernest Kibet
Team Performance
  • 5 individual national champions
SOFTBALL
Ulmer Stadium
  • Built in 2000, expanded in 2014
  • Seating capacity of 1,000
  • 2,380 square foot terrace
  • New locker room
  • Expanded press box
  • 4 time NCAA Regional Host site
Academic Performance
  • 2015 Capital One Academic Softball All-District 2 first team - Kelsi Jones & Brittany Sims
  • Team GPA - 3.38
Team Performance
  • 12 straight NCAA Regional appearances
  • 7 All-Americans
BASEBALL
Jim Patterson Stadium
  • Built in 2005, expanded in 2013
  • Total capacity of 5,000
  • 6,400 square foot terrace
Academic Performance
  • 4 members on All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
  • Team GPA - 3.15
Team Performance
  • 3 trips to the College World Series since 2007
  • 5 Super Regionals in last 9 years
  • 2015 ACC Atlantic Division Champions
SOCCER
Lynn Stadium
  • $18.5 Million dollars
  • 5,300 seats
  • 15,500 square foot training center
  • Largest stand-along soccer stadium in the nation
Academic Performance
  • 3 members on All-ACC Academic Men's Soccer Team
  • ACC Post Graduate Scholarship - Erin Yenney
Team Performance
  • Men's 2010 National Championship FInalist
  • 13 players selected in the MLS SuperDraft in the last 5 seasons, including a school record 4 in 2012
  • 4 NCAA Appearances for the Women's soccer team since 2006, including Sweet 16 in 2011
FIELD HOCKEY
Trager Stadium
  • Built in 2000, expanded in 2008
  • Hosted Division-I National Championship 4 times
Academic Performance
  • National Academic Team Award by 2014 Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association
  • Team GPA - 3.34
Team Performance
  • Top 5 ranking in 2014, second best in school history
  • 1st time beating #1 team in the country in 2014 at Trager Stadium
LACROSSE
Women's Lacrosse Stadium
  • Built in 2006
  • 1,050 seats
Academic Performance
  • Participant in ACC Futures Internship Program - Carissa Corbett
  • Team GPA - 3.28
Team Performance
  • Two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, 2014 and 2015
ROWING
G. Garvin Brown III Rowing Center
  • Built in 2011
  • 14,000-square-foot, two-story home to the UofL rowing program
  • Includes two 25x80-foot boat bays, which house more than 25 top-of-the-line rowing shells and equipment, and a 16-person motorized rowing tank
Academic Performance
  • NCAA Career in Sports Forum Participant - Kylen Patterman
  • Team GPA - 3.28
Team Performance
  • Advance to 1st NCAA Championship in 2014, finished 17th overall
  • 2014 Conference Champion
Yum! Center Practice Facility
  • Built in 2007
  • 60,000 square foot training center
  • Houses facilities and offices for the Cards' men's basketball, women's volleyball and women's lacrosse teams
Academic Performance
  • ACC Post Graduate Scholarship recipient - Katie George
  • 3 members on the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team
Marshall Olympic Training Center
  • Built in 2008
  • Two-story, 9,500 square feet of training space
  • Headquarters for UofL's 21 Olympic sport programs- servicing over 375 student-athletes
  • Houses every training surface, from grass, to field turf, to Astroturf, to rubber, to sand
Academic Performance
  • All Teams Grade Point Average - 2014-2015 School Year 3.125
University of Louisville Golf Club
  • Built in 2001; Fully renovated in 2014-15
  • Championship par 72 golf course
  • 22-acre indoor & outdoor practice facilities
Academic Performance
  • 5 members of All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team
  • Men's Team GPA - 3.36, Women's Team GPA - 3.71
Team Performance
  • 1st ACC Champion and NCAA Individual Qualifier in 2015 (Men)
  • 8 NCAA appearances since program started in 2000 (Women)
Trager Indoor Center
  • Built in 2005
  • 120-yard FieldTurf field
  • 100-meter four-lane sprint track, pole vault and long jump pits
  • Baseball and softball batting cages
Academic Performance
  • 2014-2015 Graduates
  • Fall Semester - 58
  • Spring Semester- 103
Bass-Rudd Tennis Center
  • Built in 1994
  • six indoor courts and eight lighted outdoor courts with electronic scoreboards 100-meter
  • Hosted NCAA Regional twice
  • Two time winner of USTA "Best Facility" award, most recently in 2010
Team Performance
  • NCAA Tournament participants in 6 of the last 7 years (Men)
  • 2014 ITA All American Individual National Champion (Men)
  • 4 All Americans (Men) -->
Make sure you keep an eye out for:

Exclusive VIP Experiences like our Grand Prizes:
  • Trip for two to the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game in Atlanta
  • Trip for two to the ACC Basketball Championship
  • Additional team travel opportunities will be announced throughout the year
Plus, enjoy:
  • Daily giveaways including official Adidas gear, tickets, and invitations to the Athletic Director's suite
  • Private VIP events
  • Special appearances by Louisville student-athletes, coaches, and Louie the Cardinal
  • Exclusive discounts at Cardinals Athletic Events and around Louisville for Cardinal Athletic Fund Members
  • And much more!

Enter your info below and you'll be eligible to win both our daily prizes and VIP experiences. Daily prizes have already started so don't miss out! GO CARDS!

#YearOfTheFan
CONNECT WITH US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM
CAF Videos
SUBSCRIBE TO CAF VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×