Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is a football stadium located in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and serves as the home of the University Of Louisville football program. It opened in 1998, making it the third-to-last football stadium in NCAA Division I-A (now Division I FBS) to open in the 20th century, with SMU's Gerald J. Ford Stadium being the second to last, and the University of Minnesota's new stadium being the most recent. The official seating capacity in the horseshoe-shaped facility was 42,000 through the 2008 season.
An expansion project that started after the 2008 season temporarily reduced capacity to 40,000 for 2009 (although the official capacity remained unchanged); its completion for the 2010 season has brought the official capacity to 55,000 plus. With an average of 50,648 fans in attendance in 2010, the newly expanded stadium was filled at only 92% of capacity. Attendance decreased in 2011 with an average of 48,538 fans per game, only 88% of capacity.