Capital Projects

Jim Patterson Stadium Expansion

Cost: $4,000,000

Completed: February 20, 2013

Seating: 1,500 chair back seats. New seating capacity of 3,000

Terrace Capacity: 6,400 square feet

  • Two-tier, ground level terraces for enhanced field level viewing
  • Visiting team locker room
  • Expanded press box and hospitality area

Project Overview

A $4 million expansion of Jim Patterson Stadium includes the addition of 1,500 chair back seats, two-tiered ground level terraces, a visiting team locker room, and a 6,400 square foot terrace atop the chair back seats connecting the first and third base sides. Completed prior to the 2013 season, the new Jim Patterson Stadium will have a total capacity of 5,000.

The inaugural season in the expanded facility proved to be historic for the Cardinals, as the program won a school record 51 games en route to claiming its fourth BIG EAST regular season title in the last five seasons. That success allowed the University of Louisville to host an NCAA Regional before ultimately qualifying for a berth in the College World Series, the second in the program's history.

"The completion of this expansion at Jim Patterson Stadium will solidify our baseball program as one of the nation's elite. Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program and it will have an immediate impact in strengthening our pursuit of the best talent around the country."
    - Dan McDonnell, Head Baseball Coach

2013 Team Accolades

  • College World Series participant
  • BIG EAST regular season champions
  • NCAA Regional Host
  • School record 51 wins
  • 7 players selected in MLB Draft

2014 Team Accolades

  • College World Series participant
  • American Athletic Conference regular season champions
  • NCAA Super Regional Host
  • 3 National All-America selections
  • 8 players selected in MLB Draft

Baseball Program and Facility Overview

First opened in April 2005, this $8.5 million stadium has been home to one of the most successful NCAA Division I baseball programs. The ballpark includes 3,000 chair back seats and a listed capacity of 5,000. Since the 2007 season, Louisville has consistently ranked among the nation's top 25 programs while averaging more than 44 wins per season. Jim Patterson Stadium has hosted three NCAA Regionals as well as two NCAA Super Regionals in 2007 and 2014. In the last seven seasons, the program has earned three appearances in the College World Series.

Cardinal Bird Sculpture

A centerpiece of the Jim Patterson Stadium Expansion is a uniquely fabricated Cardinal Bird Sculpture. The artful piece reaches higher than nine feet tall on the main concourse of the newly expanded stadium, recognizing the generous contributions of more than 450 project donors. To honor their commitment to the program, every contributor had an opportunity to autograph a baseball which is now permanently displayed within the sculpture.

Questions regarding the Jim Patterson Stadium Expansion?
Contact: Michael Dudas
Phone: 502-852-3195