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Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Parking Information

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Construction Shifts Traffic Patterns
Construction at the airport and UofL’s new Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Soccer Stadium and a new reserved parking lot will alter traffic and parking for a segment of Cardinal fans. The “P” lot has been eliminated as the site for the new soccer stadium, with many of those fans moved to the “T” lot, located on the southeast corner of the Central Avenue and Floyd Street intersection (former site of Equipment Depot).

The “T” Lot can be best accessed via Floyd Street from the south. When departing, patrons in the “T” Lot will exit onto eastbound Central Avenue toward Crittenden Drive.

Airport expansion has closed a portion of Crittenden Drive south of the Watterson Expressway (I-264). Fans exiting Green Lot A from the two most northern exits of the lot will be sent north on Floyd Street, westbound on Central Avenue, then left onto Taylor to proceed to I-264.

The three most southern exits of the Green Lot from Green Lots B, C, and D will exit southbound on Floyd Street -- which becomes Park Avenue as it approaches Crittenden Drive. Motorists will be directed to ramps heading east or west on the Watterson Expressway.

Southbound Crittenden Drive traffic approaching Crittenden and Phillips Lane will turn left (east) onto Phillips Lane and access I-264 in front of the Kentucky Exposition Center main entrance.

Motorists exiting lots to the north of the stadium will still access I-65 via Hans, Warnock or Brandeis Streets.

Green Lot Parking Details

Prior to and following games, Central Avenue will be closed to through-traffic at Floyd Street. The intersection will be diagonally blocked from the northwest to the southeast corner to allow for pedestrians to cross without stopping vehicle traffic.

Green Lot parking pass holders coming from 3rd Street should turn on Central Avenue, and then take a right onto Floyd Street. Green Lot parking pass holders arriving from Crittenden Drive should turn onto Park Avenue, which leads into Floyd Street. Left turns onto Floyd Street from Central Avenue will not be allowed before games.

Airport expansion has closed a portion of Crittenden Drive south of the Watterson Expressway (I-264). Fans exiting Green Lot A from the two most northern exits of the lot will be sent north on Floyd Street, westbound on Central Avenue, then left onto Taylor to proceed to I-264.

The three most southern exits of the Green Lot from Green Lots B, C, and D will exit southbound on Floyd Street -- which becomes Park Avenue as it approaches Crittenden Drive. Motorists will be directed to ramps heading east or west on the Watterson Expressway.

All Green Lot spaces have been assigned and all pass holders must park in their assigned space. The lot is divided into Lot A, Lot B, Lot C, and Lot D sequentially from the north. The spaces are numbered sequentially and there are no duplicate numbers within any area. For example, if you are in Lot B Row D Space 195, there is no other Space 195 in Lot B. However, there is a Lot C Row D Space 195. Vehicles parked in an incorrect space will be towed.

Bronze Lot Parking Details

Reserved parking in the Bronze Lot will not change from previous seasons at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, but those with spaces there should note some alterations in traffic flow. The Bronze Lot is the area directly surrounding Papa John's Cardinal Stadium north of Central Avenue bordered by Floyd Street and the railroad tracks.

Prior to and following games, Central Avenue will be closed to through-traffic at Floyd Street. The intersection will be diagonally blocked from the northwest to the southeast corner to allow for pedestrian traffic to cross without stopping traffic.

Bronze and Platinum Lot parking pass holders coming from the north should to approach the stadium on Floyd Street. Bronze and Platinum Lot parking pass holders arriving from the south, must use Crittenden Drive to access Central Avenue, then turn right onto Floyd Street to access the lot. Left turns onto Floyd Street from Central Avenue will not be allowed before games. Following the games, traffic flow will be reversed and Bronze Lot parking pass holders can either turn left onto Floyd Street, or turn right and then turn left onto Central Avenue. All lanes on Floyd Street north of the F/G Gate will flow north. Right turns onto Central Avenue will not be allowed following games.

Platinum Lot Parking Details

The Platinum “P” lot has been eliminated as the site for the new soccer stadium, with many of those fans moved to the Platinum “T” lot, located on the southeast corner of the Central Avenue and Floyd Street intersection (former site of Equipment Depot). 

The “T” Lot can be best accessed via Floyd Street from the south. When departing, patrons in the “T” Lot will exit onto eastbound Central Avenue toward Crittenden Drive.

Alternate Parking Areas

All lots adjacent to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium are prepaid reserved parking for University of Louisville season ticket holders.

One of the best options is to park at the Kentucky Exposition Center. To avoid traffic to the prepaid lots, those parking at the KEC should access Gate 1 of the fairgrounds off the Watterson Expressway (I-264). Follow Ring Road to the right and park in the lots north of old Cardinal Stadium, then walk across Crittenden Drive and down Central Avenue to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Parking at the KEC is $8. Conflicting events at the KEC may impact parking availability there. There is also substantial surface parking west of the stadium across the railroad tracks.

All handicapped parking at the stadium is presold. Drive up handicapped parking is available on the first floor of UofL's Floyd Street parking garage, with a shuttle available to the stadium. Individuals may drop off and pick up handicapped patrons in the bus lane of the stadium, however, it is not recommended due to heavy traffic before and after games.

Public transportation drops off in the bus lane adjacent to Floyd Street. Post event traffic must follow the directions of security personnel to assure two exit lanes.

CardMarch

UofL will continue the tradition at home games with the CardMarch. The team buses will drop the players off at Floyd Street at the south end of the stadium, which is the entrance to the Bronze D/E lots. After exiting the buses, the team will proceed to enter Gate 4 and then head into the stadium (12:45 p.m. for a 3 p.m. kickoff). Fans are encouraged to arrive early and greet the players with the assistance of the UofL marching band, cheerleaders, and Ladybirds.

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