University of Louisville

Schnellenberger Football Complex | Cardinal Sculpture 

Louisville, KY

When Jack Porter revitalized the entrance of the University of Louisville’s Schnellenberger Football Complex, they enlisted Xibitz to craft a dynamic experience inspired by the iconic school mascot, Louie the Cardinal. The result is a colossal wing sculpture spanning 54 feet across two walls, composed of 64 feathers and weighing nearly 4,600 pounds. Constructed from ACM, a composite material with brushed aluminum cladding, the sculpture seamlessly integrates with existing infrastructure like fire suppression controls and an ID scanner, creating a cutting-edge and powerful entrance to the university’s football building.