Russell Athletic Bowl Fan Guide

Cardinal Authority
Posted Dec 25, 2013


From the Russell Athletic Bowl official pep rally to the U of L Fan Appreciation Party, there will be plenty to do for Cardinal fans in Orlando. Here's a look at a number of key events...

With more than 11,000 tickets sold through the University of Louisville and thousands others purchased on the secondary market, the City of Orlando is going to turn Cardinal red over the coming days as fans pour in for the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28.

There will be plenty to do for the throngs of fans leading up to the Saturday evening contest between the Cardinals and Miami Hurricanes. Below is a list of organized happenings for Cardinal fans to enjoy on Friday and Saturday, including the official pep rally, basketball game watch, CardMarch and more.

FRIDAY, December 27

Official Team Pep Rally
Time: 4:45 p.m.
Location: Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

The Russell Athletic Bowl official pep rally at Orlando Bowl Week Fan HQ. The band and cheerleaders will perform and head coaches will make a special appearance to fire up the crowd before game day.

Alumni Association Happy Hour
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando, Rocks Bar, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Following the pep rally, the Alumni Association is inviting all alumni to the Hyatt for a happy hour (cash bar), located in the hotel’s Rocks Bar. Alumni and fans can sign the team banner and register for giveaways, sponsored by the Alumni Association.

UofL Fan Appreciation Party
Time: 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Location: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

The Fan Appreciation Party hosted by President James Ramsey, Athletic Director Tom Jurich, and Anthony Travel. This party is exclusive to travel package holders & ticket purchasers through the Louisville Ticket Office.

Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Amway Center, 400 W Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801

Cheer on former UofL men’s basketball star, Peyton Siva, as his team takes on the Orlando Magic. Use the promo code “LOUISVILLE” when purchasing game tickets for a special discounted rate for UofL fans and alumni. Find tickets.

J Wagner Group & Makers Mark Presents "The CARDS Headquarters"
Time: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Location: TIER Nightclub

This exclusive party, hosted by J Wagner Group and Makers Mark, is at Orlando’s hottest downtown venue. General Admission Tickets are $10, available online. Music by DJ A-ROCK. VIP tables with bottle service available (email Joey@JWagnerGroup.com) for details. You must be 21 and Over to Enter.

SATURDAY, December 28

Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Park Avenue in Winter Park

Enjoy a different part of Central Florida in the quaint community of Winter Park. Sidewalk cafes and brick streets provide a great backdrop for the Russell Athletic bowl bands, cheerleaders and mascots as they march down picturesque Park Avenue and then convene in the park for an up-close fun-for-all performance that is FREE to the public. NOTE: This event is sponsored by the Russell Athletic Bowl.

FanZone
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: McCracken Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, 1610 W Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805

The official bowl pre-game tailgate party for the Russell Athletic Bowl features live entertainment, interactive games, inflatables, face painters and premier interactive displays held on the field adjacent to the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Admission is only $10 at the gate but FREE for Bowl Patch holders!

Alumni Bowl Pregame and Men’s Basketball Game Watch
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: McCracken Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, 1610 W Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805

There will be plenty of TVs (one 40 ft. wide) to watch the CARDS take on UK, plus a BBQ buffet, hosted bar, and all that the Russell Bowl FanZone has to offer. All-inclusive tickets are $55 ($42 under 21) in advance and $60 ($47) at the door (until we reach capacity). This event is inside the Russell Athletic Bowl FanZone, which features live entertainment, interactive games, inflatables, face painters and premier interactive displays held on the field adjacent to the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Register online.

CardMarch
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Fan Zone, Citrus Bowl Stadium

Greet the UofL Football team, with the assistance of the marching band and spirit groups, for this game day tradition as they march through the center of Fan Zone while heading to the Citrus Bowl Stadium prior to the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl.

Russell Athletic Bowl
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Location: Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, 1610 W. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805

18th-ranked Louisville versus the Miami Hurricanes.

Thank you to the U of L Alumni Association for providing much of the information.



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