University of Louisville’s Cardinal Stadium North End Expansion

Louisville, KY 

Follow along as #Louisville Football Coach Bobby Petrino, Athletic Director Vince Tyra and Messer members give a progress report on the Cardinal Stadium expansion and football complex renovations. @GoCards
University of Lousiville's (UofL) North End Expansion will enclose the stadium to enhance the game-day environment. Additionally, this expansion will increase the University's ability to recruit and train student-athletes. 
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.


  • 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