UofL changes name of football stadium in wake of ‘hurtful and unacceptable’ comments by Papa John’s founder

John Schnatter

The University of Louisville’s football stadium has a new name. Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium will now be called simply Cardinal Stadium in the wake of a scandal involving the founder of the pizza chain whose company name has been attached to the stadium for years.

Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi addressed a letter to the “U of L Family” on Friday that declared UofL would rename the football stadium and remove the name of Papa John’s founder John Schnatter from the school’s Center for Free Enterprise and its College of Business, effective immediately.

Bendapudi’s letter, which called Schnatter’s comments “hurtful and unacceptable,” said the moves were made with the support of the school’s Board of Trustees. For more on this story, please go to Kentucky.com.

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