Jim Patterson Stadium

3015 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY, Louisville, KY
Capacity: 100 people

About Jim Patterson Stadium

Since its opening in 2005, Jim Patterson Stadium has provided the University of Louisville baseball program with one of the great home field advantages in all of college baseball. With an initial seating capacity of 2,500 upon opening, the ballpark underwent an expansion project prior to the 2013 season increasing capacity to more than 4,000 and maintaining Jim Patterson Stadium as one of the elite facilities in the nation. Spearheaded by the leadership gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Patterson, the privately funded expansion of Jim Patterson Stadium was a $4 million facility development plan which featured the addition of 1,500 chair back seats, a 6,400 sq. ft. terrace directly accessible above the chair back seats and a two-tiered ground level terrace extending from the first and third base dugouts. The project also included an expanded press box, which doubled the previous space used to facilitate media and hospitality, and a visiting team locker room behind the third base dugout. The expansion doubled the number of chair back seats taking the total to 3,000 while the overall seating capacity of more than 4,000 places Jim Patterson Stadium among the Top 30 of university controlled collegiate ballparks in the nation. The increased permanent seating enables Louisville to host NCAA Regional and Super Regional games without the additional expense of temporary bleacher rentals. Since its opening, Jim Patterson Stadium has hosted nine NCAA Regionals (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022) and six NCAA Super Regionals (2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019). Prior to the 2023 season, enhancements were done to the entrance and concourse of the stadium behind another generous lead gift from Jim Patterson. A new entry gate featuring six new columns with arched entry ways was built in addition to the third base concourse being widened to provide additional space for concessions while improving the flow of patrons. After starting construction in August of 2004, the University of Louisville unveiled Jim Patterson Stadium, located at the corner of Central Avenue and Third Street, on Friday, April 15, 2005, when the Cardinals battled East Carolina in front of a then-school record crowd of 3,213. A pregame ceremony to officially dedicate the stadium featured UofL graduate, former baseball team walk-on and local entrepreneur Jim Patterson, whose seven-figure donation led the drive to construct the $8.5 million ballpark. Joining Patterson were Louisville Mayor Jerry Abrahamson, UofL Board of Trustees Chairman Junior Bridgeman, U.S. Representative Anne M. Northup, UofL President Dr. James Ramsey, UofL Vice president for Athletics Tom Jurich, and more than 100 UofL baseball alumni. Along with the 3,000 chairback seats, Jim Patterson Stadium has a tiered, turf berm in left field. The press box features an expanded television suite, two radio booths, game operations booth, an expanded seating area for non-broadcast media, an AD suite and a development suite. The ballpark measures 330 feet down the lines, 375 to the power alleys and 402 to straightaway center. Prior to the 2015 season, the University of Louisville partnered with ANC Sports for the installation of a new LED video board in right-centerfield at Jim Patterson Stadium. The all-digital surface more than quadrupled the size of the previous video space and measures 36-feet wide and 23-feet tall. The playing surface is FieldTurf, same as the Tampa Bay Rays’ Tropicana Field, as well as Louisville’s Cardinal Stadium. The playing field was completely resurfaced in the summer of 2013 providing the Cardinals with one of the nation’s best surfaces. The exterior of the ballpark has elements that mirror UofL’s nearby football facility. The adjacent building along the first base side of the ballpark houses the baseball offices, while the basement of the building features three pitching/batting cages, full club house facilities with a players’ lounge, theatre style team-meeting room,

Event Pricing

Space Rental - The Berm
Attendees: 0-100 | $350 - $750 /event
Pricing for parties only
Concessions Vouchers
Attendees: 0-100 | $10 - $50 /person
Pricing for parties and meetings only

Event Spaces

The Berm
The Berm
Venue Types
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 100