An attendance record fell in college football Monday, as the University of Louisville drew a Cardinal Stadium record 58,187 fans to its contest against Notre Dame.
Louisville opened its 2019 schedule by welcoming Notre Dame to Cardinal Stadium on Monday. It was anticipated that Monday’s game would be a popular draw for fans, and that proved to be the case as Louisville welcomed a Cardinal Stadium record 58,187 spectators.
That mark surpasses a previous Cardinal Stadium attendance record of 55,632 that saw Louisville square off against Florida State in September 2016. More from the Courier & Journal:
The previous record of 55,632 was set during a Sept. 17, 2016 win over Florida State. Cardinal Stadium has a capacity of 60,800 people.
Louisville’s best-attended game of 2018 was against Western Kentucky, when 54,923 watched the Cardinals edge out a win in the second home game of the season.
Even before kickoff Monday, Louisville had already announced the game was also the highest revenue grossing game in program history.
On the field, the night ended in a win for Notre Dame, who defeated Louisville 35-17. Cardinal Stadium has been home to the Louisville football program since its 1998 opening.
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