Last season, with Heisman candidate Teddy Bridgewater under center and rising star head coach Charlie Strong on the sideline, Louisville sold 45,627 season tickets. This year, Bridgewater is in Minnesota and Strong is down in Austin, but the draw of the ACC conference is enough to vault 2014 season ticket sales past where they were in 2013, according to The Courier-Journal.
The University of Louisville sold a record number of football season tickets heading into the 2014 season, the school announced Wednesday.
After selling out the luxury suites at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for the first time, U of L sold 46,149 season football tickets.
The athletics program's move to the Atlantic Coast Conference and home games against college football powers like Florida State and Miami have been big draws since U of L started selling tickets this offseason, senior associate athletic director for development Mark Jurich said in June.
On top of those high profile games against the Seminoles and Hurricanes, the Cardinals will host Murray State, Wake Forest, N.C. State, and in-state rival Kentucky.