LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The momentum the UofL football team has shown this year has helped get the ball rolling on the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion. Construction will begin at the end of this season and is expected to be complete by the beginning of the 2018 season.

During a news conference, Louisville announced that all of the field level suites and premium boxes in the new end zone structure have been sold out. This played a big part in moving up the start of the project.

They are also expanding renovations to the Howard Schnellenberger center from 70,000 to 100,000 square feet which will benefit the team.