CARDINAL CHASE for STUDENT SEASON TICKETS
The Chase | Graduate Student Season Tickets | FAQ | Student Pick Up | Individual Tickets (MBB & FB)
Other Sporting Events | Postseason Tickets | Handicapped Seating | Student ID
The Cardinal Chase is the opportunity for undergraduate students to earn the best seats in the student section!
- Signing up for the Chase: Students will sign up as a group consisting of any number or as an individual on the SGA website (uoflsga.org) by the predetermined deadline. Once groups are submitted, there can be no changes to the group roster. Each group will designate a team captain who is responsible for relaying all necessary information to the members of their group.
- Attendance: Undergraduate students will be able to earn points for the Cardinal Chase by attending designated University of Louisville sporting events. Each of events will be worth a predetermined number of points. Attendance at the games will be tracked by the SGA Athletic Council.
- The Math: The standings in The Cardinal Chase will be determined by average points earned per group member and the percentage of the group that attends the spring football game. After the spring football game, all groups with 90 percent attendance of higher will be moved to the top of the rankings in order of average. The groups that have less than 90 percent attendance will be moved to the bottom of the rankings in order of averages.
FOOTBALL SEATING: Approximately 1,500 seats will be allotted off for a student wristband section (Sections 109, 110, and 209). Students that fall within the first 1,500 undergraduate students to purchase will be eligible for this section! These students will receive a barcoded general admission ticket upon picking up their student season tickets. Students will need to bring their barcoded ticket along with their valid student ID to the game and the seats in Sections 109, 110, and 209 will be allocated on a first-come first served basis at Gate 2B. If a student does not fall within the first 1,500, they will receive an assigned seat in sections 213-223.
BASKETBALL SEATING: Basketball seating will be assigned according to The Cardinal Chase group rankings. Groups with 90 percent attendance rate at the spring football game will be seated first with the highest ranking group getting the premier seats. Groups with less than 90 percent attendance will then be seated according to rankings.
Season Tickets for Graduate Students
Graduate students who wish to obtain tickets must sign up through their respective graduate school council (GSC). The GSC will host a lottery to determine who receives tickets. Graduate students are eligible to purchase two sets of season tickets, one for themselves and one for a guest. They are also exempt from showing their student ID and the attendance policy.
FOOTBALL SEATING: Graduate student football tickets will be located between sections 213-223.
BASKETBALL SEATING: Graduate student basketball seats will be located between sections 314-317.
Student Ticket FAQs
I am a graduate student, but I want to enter the Cardinal Chase.
Graduate students are eligible to enter the undergraduate Cardinal Chase, however, they will forfeit the privileges afforded to graduate students who purchase tickets through their GSC and will be held to the same rules and regulations as undergraduate students. This includes showing your student ID at all games.
I am an undergraduate student; do I have to show my student ID?
All undergraduate students are required to present a valid UofL Student ID in order to be admitted into ticketed events. Students must enter through designated entrances for men’s basketball and football events. There will be designated student entrances for each of the respective sports. If the University is closed or on a holiday, IDs will not be checked for admittance (e.g. student IDs will not be required for a game over winter break) unless the ULAA, SGAAD, and SGAAC specifies otherwise. For example, if the University of Kentucky basketball game occurs during winter break, the ULAA, SGAAD, and SGAAC can require IDs to be presented).
What is the attendance policy for men’s basketball for undergraduate students?
Students are required to attend 80 percent of the fall semester home basketball games. If the attendance requirement is not met, their spring semester tickets will be forfeited. Students who do not meet this requirement and do not retain their tickets will be issued a refund based on the number of games remaining. Attendance will counted by the ticket barcode being scanned and documented through ARCHTICS by the Athletic Ticket Office.
How many credit hours do I need to be enrolled in?
Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of seven (7) academic credit hours to be eligible to retain tickets and graduate students must be enrolled in at least one (1) credit hour. Exceptions to this rule are to be determined by the ULAA, SGAAD, and SGAC. The semesters considered toward eligibility are the ones coinciding with the seasons (e.g. fall 2012 semester and spring 2013 semester will be checked for the 2012-2013 men’s basketball season and fall 2012 will be checked for 2012 football).
Student Ticket Pick Up
Students are required to present a valid U of L Student ID to pick up their season tickets from the Athletic Ticket Office. No other forms of identification will be accepted. The Athletic Ticket Office will coordinate and communicate ticket pick up for the students; one pickup for football tickets and two pickups for men’s basketball. Tickets may be only picked up from the Athletic Ticket Office by the student whose name is on the tickets. Any exceptions must be approved by the Athletic Ticket Office Business Manager.Students who purchase men’s basketball tickets are required to pick up their tickets by the deadline predetermined by the ULAA, SGAAD, and SGAAC.
Any tickets remaining after the deadline will be reallocated to the students on the waiting list or the general student population. A refund will be issued to the original purchaser for the full price of the tickets. Students will receive an e-mail from the Ticket Office informing them of pickup dates and times.
Individual Men’s Basketball and Football Game Tickets
Students are able to purchase up to four individual football game tickets per home game per account for $15 apiece. Students are able to purchase up to two individual men’s basketball game tickets per home game per account for $15 apiece. Tickets can be purchased with a valid U of L student ID at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office (Gate 2; side closest to Floyd Street) or the Student Activities Center Ticket Office (third floor). Usage of the tickets at a game does not require a student ID. These tickets cannot be purchased online or through the phone.
Other Sporting Events
Students get free admission to women’s basketball, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer during the regular season. Students must present their student ID to take advantage of this offer at the game. All other events, except football and men’s basketball, are free for the general public and students.
In the event of a post-season contest, any offers will be communicated to students through the Athletic Ticket Office and/or SGA.
Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible Seating
Students who are in need of wheelchair or handicapped seating need to contact the Ticket Office at (502) 852-5151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U of L Student ID
To purchase a student ID, students can go to the Cardinal Card office, located in the basement of the Houchens Building on the Belknap Campus.