Driving Directions, Parking, and Entry

Driving Directions

Other events may be planned near campus, please allow plenty of time to reach the stadium, park, and reach your seat. To assist with the flow of traffic, we recommend approaching Cardinal Stadium following the directions below. Event staff will be on hand directing you to an open parking space. If you have a handicap parking tag, please have that displayed as you approach the entry to the parking lot. 

Cardinal Stadium is located at 2800 S. Floyd St. Louisville, KY 40208

Directions to Cardinal Stadium from the North (Indianapolis)

Take I-65 South to Arthur Street (Exit 134). Turn right at the first stop sign (Brandeis Ave). Use the circle to Floyd Street. Continue on Floyd Street to Cardinal Stadium.

Directions to Cardinal Stadium from the South (Nashville)

Take I-65 North to the University Blvd. exit. Take a left at the stoplight off of the ramp and then turn left at the second stoplight (Floyd Street). Continue on Floyd Street to Cardinal Stadium.

Directions to Cardinal Stadium from the East (Lexington/Cincinnati)

Take I-64 West or I-71 South to I-65 South and exit at Arthur Street (Exit 134). Turn right at the first stop sign (Brandeis Ave). Use the circle to Floyd Street. Continue on Floyd Street to Cardinal Stadium.

Directions to Cardinal Stadium from the West (St. Louis)

Take I-64 East to I-65 South and get off at Arthur Street (Exit 134). Turn right at the first stop sign (Brandeis Ave). Use the circle to Floyd Street. Continue on Floyd Street to Cardinal Stadium.

Parking 

Parking at Cardinal Stadium is free. Parking attendants will direct parking in the following lots:

  • Bronze lots 
  • Platinum S lot
  • Purple lot A

ADA parking is available in all lots, please have your ADA placard or license plate displayed. Parking lots will open 1 ½ hours before each ceremony and must be cleared following the ceremony.

Entry 

To be permitted entry into Cardinal Stadium you must be wearing a mask, have your temperature taken, have a ticket, and pass through security. Gates will open one (1) hour before the start of the ceremony.

GRADUATE EXPRESS GATE: Gates to Cardinal Stadium open an hour before Commencement begins. Graduates are asked to be in their seats at least 10 minutes before the ceremony. To avoid delays, Gate 3 has been designated as the Graduate Express Gate. Graduates only will be allowed to enter through Gate 3. Graduates will be seated from front to back as you enter the stadium. Seats cannot be “saved.” If you want to sit with someone, you must arrive together.

GUEST ENTRY: Guests may enter Cardinal Stadium from Gates 2, 4, and 5. Guests must show mobile tickets and screeners will monitor temperatures. Masks must be worn at all times in Cardinal Stadium. 

Clear Bag Policy 

Only clear bags are allowed in Cardinal Stadium. Guests and graduates may bring one (1) clear bag such as a 1-gallon clear Ziploc-style storage bag or a 12x6x12 inches clear tote bag. Attendees will be asked to return non-approved bags or other items to their vehicle. Additional details can be found here: https://gocards.com/sports/2018/9/7/clear-bag-policy.aspx