Report: UofL-WKU football game could happen in 2019

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The Tennessean is reporting that a game between Louisville and Western Kentucky could happen in the 2019 season and it would take place at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Nashville Sports Council is close to finalizing a deal that will bring more college football to Nashville.

Officials at Louisville and Western Kentucky are working with the Sports Council on a contract for a game that would be played at Nissan Stadium early in the 2019 season.

An official announcement is expected in the next two weeks.

“That’s certainly a game that we think would deliver a lot of fans and a lot of excitement to the city as well as a very significant economic impact and a national television audience,” said Nashville Sports Council president and CEO Scott Ramsey. “We’ve had lots of success with games like that in the past and it’s certainly something we’re very interested in possibly hosting.”

Louisville faced Middle Tennessee State at Nissan Stadium back in 2006.

For 2019, that would give Louisville a non-conference schedule (so far) of Notre Dame, Kentucky, and Western Kentucky.

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