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*Scheduled events are subject to change. Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date details.

Friday, December 27th

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Alumni Association Information Desk
Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando (Formerly the Peabody Hotel), 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Alumni and fans are encouraged to visit the desk near the Springs Meeting Room located on the lobby level, to get the latest information on Cardinal events in Orlando. The Alumni Association will give away a special Cardinal gift to all alumni and fans that visit the desk and drop a business card (while supplies last).

4:45 p.m. OFFICIAL Team Pep Rally
Location: Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
This is 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.

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Alumni Association Happy Hour
Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando (Formerly the Peabody Hotel), 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 – adjacent to the front desk. Alumni and fans can sign the team banner and register for giveaways, sponsored by the Alumni Association.

8:00 – 11:30 p.m. Exclusive UofL Fan Appreciation Party
Location: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Join other Cardinal fans on December 27 at 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.

7:00 pm Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons
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.

10 p.m. - 2 a.m. J Wagner Group & Makers Mark Presents "The CARDS Headquarters"
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 28th

9:00 a.m. - Noon Cooperative Community Service Project
Location: Clean the World Recycling Facility, Orlando, FL
The University of Louisville is proud to continue its tradition of bowl service projects by participating in a cooperative community service project this year in Orlando during the Russell Athletic Bowl. We will be working at the Clean the World recycling facility in Orlando with the ONE Project to help assemble hygiene kits for people affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Volunteers are needed on the morning of Saturday, December 28, 2013 and must be on site by 9:00 am at 400 Pitman Street, Orlando, FL 32801. We will be working at our service site until noon. Please fill out this registration form to join us in making a difference in the Orlando community for the Philippines relief effort while showing your Cardinal pride!

11:00 a.m. Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands
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.

2:45 p.m. FanZone
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!

3:30 p.m. Alumni Bowl Pregame and Men’s Basketball Game Watch
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 beer and wine, 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.

NOTE: This event is now SOLD OUT. If you are registered, please print and read your confirmation e-mail carefully for specific event details.

4:30 p.m. Cards March
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. 

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

Tuesday, December 31st

3:00 – UofL @ UCF Men's Basketball
Location: Burger U (pregame), 4233 E. Plaza Drive, Orlando, FL 32816; CFE Arena (game), 12777 Gemini Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
Close out the your Orlando bowl trip at the UofL/UCF basketball game at the CFE Arena. A pregame reception will take place a Burger U where menu items will be available for purchase. Lower sideline game tickets are sold out, but additional seats for $17 are still available. Purchase tickets through UofL Alumni.


Travel to Orlando with the UofL Alumni Association. We have partnered with Grueninger Travel to arrange several package options that include accommodation in the alumni headquarters hotel, the Hyatt Regency (formerly the Peabody Hotel), your Russell Athletic Bowl ticket (sections 222-225 or 237-239), and ticket for the Alumni Bowl Pregame and Men's Basketball Game Watch event. For the Learn more about travel packages through Grueninger Travel. Grueninger Travel can be contacted at 1-800-225-9919.


Tickets are available for purchase here. Use the promo code ALUM.


It's a huge day for Louisville sports with the CARDS taking on UK at 4 p.m. EST before the football team appears in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Game watches are currently being planned around the Commonwealth and the country. Check back here for updates.


Start planning your dream bowl trip! Orlando offers unique experiences for every visitor to ensure an unforgettable vacation. Whether that means a few days spent at theme parks Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando® Resort, or a weekend on the golf course, an Orlando getaway is whatever you want it to be.

The Florida Citrus Sports Foundation is offering discounted tickets to two marquee theme parks in Orlando for bowl fans.

Walt Disney World® Tickets: Fans can purchase a Disney Two-Day Magic Your Way ticket for only $170 (a savings of 10%), a Disney Two-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper ticket for $199 (a savings of 20%) or a Disney Three-Day Magic Your Way Park Hopper ticket for $225 (a savings of 30%).

These ticket offers are not available at any Walt Disney World theme park front gate ticket window. Price per person, tax included. Ticket is non-refundable, non-transferable and valid for only one (1) guest admission for two or three (as applicable) calendar day between Dec. 15 and Jan. 15, 2014. Tickets not valid for separately ticketed events, concerts, shows, and special events. Discounted Walt Disney World Tickets.

SeaWorld® Tickets: Fans can purchase discounted tickets to SeaWorld. Discounted Sea World Tickets.

Peyton Siva’s Detroit Pistons: Make it a complete Louisville sports weekend by cheering on Cardinal forever Peyton Siva and his Detroit Pistons as they battle the Orlando Magic on Friday, Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Amway Center. Enter promo code “LOUISVILLE” to receive special discounted tickets for Louisville fans. Discounted Orlando Magic Tickets.

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