U. of Louisville Will Change Stadium Name After Papa John’s Founder Used a Racial Slur

July 23, 2018 / Sabrina Balderama

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Teghan Simonton

July 13, 2018

The University of Louisville will rename its Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to formally cut ties with the pizza company’s founder, John H. Schnatter, after he used a racial slur on a business conference call.

“I have decided, with the support of our Board of Trustees, to rename our football stadium ‘Cardinal Stadium’ and to remove John Schnatter’s name from the Center for Free Enterprise at our College of Business, effective immediately,” said Neeli Bendapudi, the university’s president, in a written statement. “I have stated since my first day on this job that my commitment to the University of Louisville is to make it a great place to learn, a great place to work, and a great place in which to invest. We can only accomplish this if we truly celebrate diversity, foster equity, and aim to achieve inclusion.”

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