University of Louisville’s Cardinal Stadium North End Expansion

Louisville, KY 

September 8, 2018, was the first home football game of the season for the University of Louisville with an enclosed north end zone and expanded Schnellenberger Football complex. This will enhance the game-day environment and increase the University's ability to recruit and train student-athletes. Check out this video for a look at the project which was completed on time and on budget. 
UofL chose Messer based on our proven success completing some of its most complex projects, our status as a national leader in higher education construction and our expertise in delivering complex phased renovations in occupied spaces.

This Expansion ties into the existing facility and supporting columns, requiring careful planning to ensure the structure was never compromised. Our project team also coordinated with stadium management to ensure construction activities did not disrupt football games, concerts, summer camps, etc.

Five tips for project execution and success on large, complex projects like the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Stadium expansion.
  • Increased seat capacity, new video boards

  • 10,000 Seat Stadium Expansion with private club and luxury suites

  • 40,000 sf addition and 40,000 sf renovation to the existing football facilities building

  • Phase I includes Schnellenberger Football Complex renovation and Expansion

  • Phase II includes expansion of stadium seats, suites, and support spaces