U of L announced a host of changes for the upcoming football season, most notable of which are alterations to the pregame "Card March" tradition.
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The University of Louisville football program has announced changes to its annual CardMarch tradition prior to all home football contests.
Beginning approximately two hours and 15 minutes prior to the announced (example 1:15 p.m. for Sunday's 3:30 p.m. kickoff), the Cardinals will arrive at a different location for the 2013 season.
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.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early and greet the players with the assistance of the UofL marching band, cheerleaders, and Ladybirds. Fans should take note, if there are any bad weather conditions during the scheduled CardMarch times, that the team will proceed to the back of the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex and will not travel to the designated CardMarch location.
The program also announced changes to the sound system inside Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, to the stadium's concession stands and to the postgame and pregame traffic patterns.