LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- There are many names on the University of Louisville's campus, but there is one name that will be coming down --former Papa John's chairman and university board trustee John Schnatter.

"I have decided, with support of our Board of Trustees, to rename our football stadium Cardinal Stadium,” UofL President Neeli Bendapudi announced.

The name will also be removed from the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise.

The change came two days after Schnatter admitted to using a racial slur on a conference call in May.

"These comments were hurtful and unacceptable and they do not reflect the values of our university,” Bendapudi said.

Cardinal alumnus Scott Wegenast praised President Bendapudi saying, “I think she stood out as a leader today on a very controversial issue."

President Bendapudi urged people to make the distinction between John Schnatter and Papa John's. She said the company promotes diversity and inclusion.

Bendapudi made the decision to remove Papa John's name from the stadium to send a message that Cardinal nation welcomes everyone.

That decision sits well with many fans.

“Cardinal Stadium works pretty good,” Wegenast said.


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