Your Louisville football team is headed to Orlando, Fla., for the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl! For the fourth-consecutive season, head coach Charlie Strong and the Cardinals are playing postseason football and it's time to show your dedication to Card Nation! With the Cardinals on the verge of bringing home another bowl trophy, you will not want to miss this season's Russell Athletic Bowl.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 28
Kickoff: 6:45 p.m. ET
Site: Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium (65,438)
Radio: Louisville Sports Network
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Louisville has been designated as the home team and will wear red uniforms. The Cardinals' bench will be on the west side of the stadium.
You can now pick your seat for the Russell Athletic Bowl in the official Louisville fan section by logging onto My Cardinal Account through www.GoCards.com/bowl.
The online seat selection option will allow you to view real-time availability and select the best seats in Louisville fan sections. Lower and mid-level tickets are available for $77 per ticket.
All tickets purchased prior to Dec. 13 will be mailed.
Player/Guest Will Call: Louisville player/guest will call tickets will be located in the West breezeway and will be open at 4:45 p.m. on game day for distribution of tickets.
Public Will-Call:Will call for pre-paid public tickets is located in the box office located in the south end zone at gate D. Louisville will-call will open at 3 p.m. on game day.
Can't make the bowl game this year? Then show your Dedication to Card Nation by donating a pair of bowl tickets to one of the following groups:
To Donate: Contact the Cardinals' Ticket Office at (502) GO-CARDS or via e-mail at tickets@GoCards.com.
For questions regarding your ticket account or bowl purchase, contact the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office:
The Russell Athletic Bowl is played in the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Attracting the national spotlight due to the caliber of bowl games and legendary performers who have played there, Citrus Bowl Stadium seats 65,438 patrons.
The field surface of Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium is AstroTurf Gameday 3D (installed in 2010).
Parking Information: Fans are encouraged to use the City of Orlando's downtown shuttle service on game day. All Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium parking lots are manned and reserved for permit parking, recreational vehicles, chartered buses, and disabled parking.
Public parking is $32 and is available on a pre-sold basis through Click and Park. Stadium parking permits may be purchased on-line through www.clickandpark.com or by calling 866-330-PARK (7275). City-controlled parking lots open at 8 a.m.
All seating for any postseason competition, including a bowl game, will be allocated by Cardinal Athletic Fund Priority Points. Ticket orders from fans who are not members of the Cardinal Athletic Fund will be allocated in the order that they are received after all pre-orders have been assigned.
Cardinal Athletic Fund priority points are accumulated through donations and season ticket history. Priority Points and annual giving are used to determine ticket locations and number of tickets that will be assigned in each ticket level.
Bowl Pre-Orders were accepted beginning on April 1 until the Priority Order Deadline on Nov. 25. Pre-orders secured your reservation for any bowl game the Cardinals participate in regardless of date or location.
A $75 non-refundable deposit was required per ticket, which has been applied to the full ticket cost. Those pre-ordering tickets were informed by email after the bowl announcement when tickets will be available to be picked up at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
For more information on how to become a Cardinal Athletic Fund member, visit www.CardinalAthleticFund.com today.
Just like last year's dominating Sugar Bowl victory, experience history by joining your friends and family at official Louisville Bowl Events in Orlando!
Louisville Pep Rally: Gather with the Marching Cardinals and national champion Spirit Squads at the official pep rally at Orlando Bowl Week Fan HQ (Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive). On Friday, Dec. 27, at 4:45 p.m., the band and cheerleaders will perform and coaches will make a special appearance to fire up the crowd before game day!
Louisville Fan Appreciation Party: Join the University of Louisville Athletic Department and the President's Office for the official bowl party at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort (9939 Universal Blvd.) on Friday, Dec. 27. Opens at 8 p.m. exclusively to ticket purchasers through the Louisville Ticket Office. Passes required for entry to the party will be mailed with your bowl tickets.
Pre-Game Tailgate and Watch Party. There is no better way to get ready for the bowl game than watching the men's hoops game on big screen TVs with other fans! Held at McCracken Field near stadium FanFest from 2:45-6:15 p.m. $55/person meal and beer/wine included. RSVP required via www.uoflalumni.org.
Start planning your dream bowl trip! Orlando offers unique experiences for every visitor to ensure an unforgettable vacation. Whether that means a few days spent at theme parks Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando® Resort, or a weekend on the golf course, an Orlando getaway is whatever you want it to be.
Theme Park Visits. The Florida Citrus Sports Foundation is offering discounted tickets to two marquee theme parks in Orlando for bowl fans.
Walt Disney World® Tickets: Fans can purchase a Disney Two-Day Magic Your Way ticket for only $170 (a savings of 10%), a Disney Two-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper ticket for $199 (a savings of 20%) or a Disney Three-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper ticket for $225 (a savings of 30%).
These ticket offers are not available at any Walt Disney World theme park front gate ticket window. Price per person, tax included. Ticket is non-refundable, non-transferable and valid for only one (1) guest admission for two or three (as applicable) calendar day between Dec. 15 and Jan. 15, 2014. Tickets not valid for separately ticketed events, concerts, shows, and special events. Discounted Walt Disney World Tickets.
SeaWorld® Tickets: Fans can purchase discounted tickets to SeaWorld. Discounted Sea World Tickets.
Peyton Siva's Detroit Pistons: Make it a complete Louisville sports weekend by cheering on Cardinal forever Peyton Siva and his Detroit Pistons as they battle the Orlando Magic on Friday, Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Amway Center. Enter promo code "GOCARDS" to receive special discounted tickets starting at just $25 each for Louisville fans. Discounted Orlando Magic Tickets.
Drive Time: 12 hours and 4 minutes | Travel Distance: 853 miles
Heading to the @RussellAthBowl? Get real-time traffic updates from the Florida Department of Transportation and the 511 Traveler Information System by calling 511, visiting them online at FL511.com, or following the group on Twitter @FL511_Central.
Louisville Headquarters Hotel
Anthony Travel Packages: As Louisville's official bowl travel partner, Anthony Travel has worked closely with the UofL Athletic Department to create a travel package that provides fans with the full Russell Athletic Bowl experience. Hotel accommodations include two nights at the Official Team Hotel, the Rosen Shingle Creek.
For more information on official Louisville Bowl Tour travel packages, visit Anthony Travel's website today.
UofL Alumni Association Travel Packages: Travel to Orlando with the UofL Alumni Association. Several package options include accommodation in the alumni headquarters hotel, the Hyatt Regency (formerly the Peabody Hotel), your Russell Athletic Bowl ticket, and ticket for the Alumni Bowl Pregame and Men's Basketball Game Watch event. For more information on travel packages through Grueninger Travel, visit their website.
The Cardinals will be making their 18th postseason trip and fourth under head coach Charlie Strong. Louisville is one of 19 schools with multiple BCS bowl wins (2013 Sugar, 2007 Orange) and is one of only five programs to have an undefeated record in multiple BCS bowl games (2-0). UofL has won three of its last four bowl appearances.
2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Champions