A just released report says the 50 year old ‘Cardinal Stadium’ in Louisville is ‘not on the verge of collapse.’ But, the structural stability study does say the grandstand and storage areas under the stadium need to be fixed or taken out of service. State fair board officials earlier this year announced patrons for the outdoor concerts during this summer’s state fair would be seated only on the field.
So, the outer perimeter of the grandstand has been roped off by 20 feet as a precaution against falling brick and concrete. Saving the stadium apparently isn’t even under consideration. Cardinal Stadium opened in the 1950’s and hasn’t had a substantial renovation in decades. The University of Louisville football team moved to nearby Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in 1998 and minor league baseball moved downtown in 2000.