University of Louisville to rename Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

University of Louisville to rename Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

The fallout from Papa John's founder John Schnatter's controversial comment during a conference call continued Friday as University of Louisville president Neeli Bendapudi announced that the school will change the name of its football stadium to Cardinal Stadium from Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The company announced Wednesday that Schnatter had resigned, hours after he apologized for using a racial slur during a May conference call.

Bendapudi also explained she spoke with Schnatter, who supported the decision to remove the name so it won't be a distraction to the program, according to 93.9 The Ville.

Top executives chose to remove Schnatter but details are still being worked out.

The Marlins also suspended a similar promotion, saying in a statement that Schnatter's "derogatory and insensitive" comments were not reflective of their organizational values and the inclusive environment they seek to provide.

"Regardless of the context, I apologize", the statement said.


The Minnesota Twins have "indefinitely suspended" the global pizza chain from their Minneapolis stadium, Twins communications director Dustin Morse says. There is no clear recourse named in the contract that would allow the university to break the contract should a scandal like this happen.

Papa John's, which has had founder John Schnatter at the centre of its logo and in TV ads, plans to pull his image from its marketing after reports he used a racial slur.

"We understand that this comes with certain consequences and we have examined all of those, and this is our best decision to move forward", Bendapudi said.

Every time the Orioles scored five runs or more in a game this season, customers received a 50 percent discount the following day on regularly-priced Papa John's menu items ordered online by using a promo code.

Major League Baseball's promotion with Papa John's has been suspended until after the All-Star break, the company said in a statement to Fox News on Friday.

Bendapudi told reporters in Louisville on Thursday that the school would be evaluating the naming rights deal for the football stadium.

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