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Hotels in Louisville near Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Introduction

Known for its horseshoe silhouette, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is home to the Louisville Cardinals college football team, and accommodates 55,000 fans. In addition to football, it also hosts women’s national soccer games, concerts, and local high school games. The largest draw for the community is the city rivalry games that take place here - St. Xavier versus Trinity, and Male/Manual, whose local competitions are legendary. One of the venues' most popular features is a bronze statue of football legend and University of Louisville alumni, Johnny Unitas.

Hotels near Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

There are several hotels located within a 15-minute drive of the stadium, primarily in the low to mid-range. If you need more luxurious options, try venturing north toward the Ohio River, where several 4-star boutique hotels feature upscale restaurants and indoor pools. Hotels are popular - and more expensive - in early May, when the Kentucky Derby Festival is held, and people travel from all over the country to see the horse racing. If you want to avoid the summer humidity, consider visiting in the fall—you’ll dodge crowds and be rewarded with lower room rates.

Where to stay near Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

The venue is about 10 minutes south of Downtown Louisville, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the state. At its heart is buzzy West Main Street, a pedestrian-friendly road packed with Old World architecture and so many museums that many have dubbed it “Museum Row.” Also north of the venue is The Highlands, a funky area primarily known for its many nightclubs and restaurants. The East Market District, west of downtown, is also known as “NuLu,” or “New Louisville.” It’s a thriving neighborhood filled with art galleries, museums, and hip cafes.

Things to see near Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

About 10 minutes by car from the stadium, Kentucky Kingdom is a 63-acre amusement park known for its Hurricane Bay water park. Visitors in town for the Kentucky Derby will find Churchill Downs just a 4-minute drive from the venue. Another of the city’s biggest draws is the Muhammad Ali Center, located downtown along the river. The non-profit museum honors the city native and boxing legend, and features exhibitions, a theater, and art galleries. Boxing fans may also want to venture a couple of blocks west to Ali's home museum—it’s about 12 minutes away by car.

How to get to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is about a 10-minute drive from the heart of Louisville and just a couple of minutes more from the hotels near the Ohio River. The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) provides regular bus service throughout town, and offers direct shuttle access to the campus. The historic district of Old Louisville is right between the river and the stadium, and a couple of minutes from the University of Louisville. Travelers can take a bus directly to a campus parking lot and then shuttle to the venue for convenience. Cabs also run regularly from local hotels to the facility.