Speaking at the University of Louisville baseball team’s Leadoff Dinner, Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich broke the news that the home of the Cardinals baseball team, Jim Patterson Stadium, will be getting a new expansion.
From Tom Jurich:
What we keep doing on this campus is building, building, building," Jurich said. "Thanks to a wonderful, generous gift from Scott Trager (president of Republic Bank, the dinner's title sponsor), tonight we'll begin construction again on an addition to the baseball stadium.
Jurich spoke Friday night at the Louisville Marriott Downtown for the team’s Leadoff Dinner. He did not give any more details on the expansion, but a more official announcement is expected to be given at a later date. While initially built to seat 2,500 people, through years of donations and expansions, Jim Patterson Stadium currently has a seating capacity of 4,000, with 3,000 of that being chairback seats.
Friday night’s Leadoff Dinner was also celebrating a special occasion, as it was the 10 year anniversary for the Cardinals first team to make it to the College World Series.
A special moment at the Leadoff Dinner as the 2007 @UofLBaseball team is honored 10 years after the program's 1st @NCAACWS berth. #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/gdzPYcHu9M— Louisville Baseball (@UofLBaseball) January 28, 2017
With it being the 10 year anniversary for the program’s first team to go the College World Series, it really is amazing to look back on how far this program has come in a relatively short amount of time. Currently, the Cardinals are picked to finish second in the ACC’s Atlantic division.
Tom the Builder keeps on buildin’.