Cardinals Stadium

This is for the beautiful @stylesforinfinity who is an absolute babe and who yesterday was super sweet about my writing, so this is the only form of thank you that seems adequate. 

This isn’t how Andrew expected the day to go…

The day starts normal enough. Or as normal as it can with house guests. He and Neil picked up Nicky and Erik from the airport yesterday, and with the jetlag, both are up especially early. It’s them puttering about in the kitchen–the gurgling of the coffee maker, the clinking of mugs, and their whispered voices–that wakes Andrew. Andrew opens his eyes to Neil still fast asleep beside him. The striker’s cheek is creased from where it’s pressed into the pillow, and his bangs have curled over his eyes. Andrew’s fingers twitch to fix it. 

It’s only a few moments before Neil’s eyes flutter open, the blue of them softened by the early morning sun bleeding in through the curtains. 

“Morning,” Neil mumbles, a lazy smile tugging at his lips. 

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reputation Tour - Round 1

May 8, 2018 - Glendale, AZ | University of Phoenix Stadium

May 12, 2018 - Santa Clara, CA | Levi’s Stadium

May 19, 2018 - Pasadena, CA | Rose Bowl

May 22, 2018 - Seattle, WA | CenturyLink Field

May 25, 2018 - Denver, CO | Sports Authority Field at Mile High

June 2, 2018 - Chicago, IL | Soldier Field

June 30, 2018 - Louisville, KY | Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

July 7, 2018 - Columbus, OH | Ohio Stadium

July 10, 2018 - Washington, DC | FedEx Field

July 14, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA | Lincoln Financial Field

July 17, 2018 - Cleveland, OH | First Energy Stadium

July 21, 2018 - East Rutherford, NJ | MetLife Stadium

July 28, 2018 - Foxborough, MA | Gillette Stadium

August 4, 2018 - Toronto, ON Canada | Rogers Centre

August 7, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA | Heinz Field

August 11, 2018 - Atlanta, GA | Mercedes-Benz Stadium

August 14, 2018 - Tampa, FL | Raymond James Stadium

August 18, 2018 - Miami, FL | Hard Rock Stadium

August 25, 2018 - Nashville, TN - Nissan Stadium

August 28, 2018 - Detroit, MI | Ford Field

September 1, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN | U.S. Bank Stadium

September 8, 2018 - Kansas City, MO | Arrowhead Stadium

September 15, 2018 - Indianapolis, IN | Lucas Oil Stadium

September 18, 2018 - St. Louis, MO | The Dome at America’s Center

September 22, 2018 - New Orleans, LA | Mercedes-Benz Superdome

September 29, 2018 - Houston, TX | NRG Stadium

October 6, 2018 - Arlington, TX | AT&T Stadium

SWIFT'S SUMMER OF STADIUMS

The first round of dates for Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour have been announced. She starts in Phoenix on 5/8, visits the Rose Bowl on 5/19, plays the New Jersey home of the Jets and Giants on 7/21 and hits Nashville on 8/25.

Messina Touring Group is presenting the Swift tour with AEG Presents in North America, and Live Nation overseas. Swift is expected to soon announce dates in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

Tickets for the North American leg go on sale to the general-public on 12/13. Registration is open and continues until 11/28.

Unlike many of her superstar peers, Swift is not bundling albums with tickets.

The tour dates:

5/8 – University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
5/12 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
5/19 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena
5/22 – CenturyLink Field, Seattle
5/25 – Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
6/2 – Soldier Field, Chicago
6/30 – Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Ky.
7/7 – Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
7/10 – FedEx Field, Washington, D.C.
7/14 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
7/17 – First Energy Stadium, Cleveland
7/21 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
7/28 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
8/4 – Rogers Centre, Toronto
8/7 – Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
8/11 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
8/14 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
8/18 – Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
8/25 – Nissan Stadium, Nashville
8/28 – Ford Field, Detroit
9/1 – U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
9/8 – Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
9/15 – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
9/18 – The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis
9/22 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
9/29 – NRG Stadium, Houston
10/6 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Taylor Swift's reputation Stadium Tour

May 8 University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ

people going: @r-putations, @bloodrunscolds

May 12 Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara, CA

people going: @istay

May 19 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA

people going: @r-putations, @bloodrunscolds

May 22 CenturyLink Field Seattle, WA

people going: @andthatwasthefirstday, @kaitlan13

May 25 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Denver, CO

June 2 Soldier Field Chicago, IL

people going: @eyeswiderthandistance, @lethegamesbegin

June 30 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Louisville, KY

July 7 Ohio Stadium Columbus, OH

July 10 FedEx Field Washington, DC

people going: @leeleefromthetrap

July 14 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA

July 17 FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, OH

July 21 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ

people going: @r-putations

July 28 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA

people going: @foxboroughswift

August 4 Rogers Centre Toronto, ON

people going: @foxboroughswift, @r-putations

August 7 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA

August 11 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA

people going: @morning-swift

August 14 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL

August 18 Hard Rock Stadium Miami, FL

August 25 Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN

people going: @bloodrunscolds

August 28 Ford Field Detroit, MI

people going: @eyeswiderthandistance

September 1 U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN

people going: @lethegamesbegin

September 8 Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO

September 15 Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN

September 18 The Dome at America’s Center St. Louis, MO

September 22 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA

September 29 NRG Stadium Houston, TX

October 6 AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX

people going: @sweeterthantaylorr, @bloodrunscolds

REPUTATION TOUR DATES

May 8 - Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium

May 12 - Santa Clara, CA - Levi’s Stadium

May 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Rose Bowl

May 22 - Seattle, WA - CenturyLink Field

May 25 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field at Mile High

June 2 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field

June 30 - Louisville, KY - Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

July 7 - Columbus, OH - Ohio Stadium

Jul 10 - Washington, DC - FedEx Field

Jul 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field

Jul 17 - Cleveland, OH - First Energy Stadium

Jul 21 - New York, NY - MetLife Stadium

Jul 28 - Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium

Aug 4 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre

Aug 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field

Aug 11 - Atlanta, GA - Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Aug 14 - Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium

Aug 18 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium

Aug 25 - Nashville, TN - Nissan Stadium

Aug 28 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field

Sept 1 - Minneapolis, MN - U.S. Bank Stadium

Sept 8 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium

Sept 15 - Indianapolis, IN - Lucas Oil Stadium

Sept 18 - St. Louis, MO - The Dome at America’s Center

Sept 22 - New Orleans, LA - Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Sept 29 - Dallas, TX - NRG Stadium

Oct 6 - Houston, TX - AT&T Stadium

Okay but honestly I’m so incredibly shocked that Taylor is playing Cardinal stadium and how much love she has for Louisville.

1. She’s been to Louisville every tour and I mean I know that’s not THAT big of a deal but it makes me happy, like she knows we love and support her.

2. “Feeling so Gatsby for that whole year” two characters in the Great Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan, are from Louisville and Tom might be too but I can’t remember exactly. Also Jay Gatsby was at Camp TAYLOR when he was in the military, which was in Louisville.

3. …Ready For It? was played during a highlight reel (I guess?? I mean it was played with moments after the game) at a University of Louisville football game, and I know Taylor really has nothing to do with that but still.

4. The honors program at U of L had a Harry Potter themed dance the night reputation came out, and I know this is a coincidence but Harry Potter movies = Slytherin = snakes = our Queen of Snakes, Taylor Alison Swift.

5. She says my name in three songs “my faith in you was fading” in Love Story, “fight these doubts and give you faith” in Ours and “good girl faith in a tight little skirt” in Style and like I know this is also a coincidence but I feel so LOVED because she hasn’t even said Joe in a song (except for the monologue song) and he’s her baby and idk I’m just kinda proud of myself.

BUT ANYWAYS I’m going to eat my lunch now that I have this out of my system, thanks for loving me and my city @taylorswift

REP TOUR DATES

May 8 – Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium

May 12 – San Francisco, CA Levi’s Stadium

May 19 – Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl

May 22 – Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field

May 25 – Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 

June 2 – Chicago, IL Soldier Field

June 30 – Louisville, KY Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

June 7 – Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium

July 10 – Washington, DC FedEx Field

July 14 – Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field

July 17 – Cleveland, OH First Energy Stadium

July 21 – New York, NY MetLife Stadium

July 28 – Boston, MA Gillette Stadium 

August 4 – Toronto, ON Rogers Centre

August 7 – Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field

August 11 – Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium 

August 14 – Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium

August 18 – Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium

August 25 – Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium

August 28 – Detroit, MI Ford Field

September 1 – Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium

September 8 – Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium

September 15 – Indianapolis, IN Luca Oil Stadium

September 18 – St Louis, MO The Dome at America’s Center

September 22 – New Orleans, LA Mercedes Benz Superdome

September 29 – Dallas/Houston, TX NRG Stadium 

TOUR DATES

May 8 University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ

May 12 Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara, CA

May 19 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA

May 22 CenturyLink Field Seattle, WA

May 25 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Denver, CO

June 2 Soldier Field Chicago, IL

June 30 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Louisville, KY

July 7 Ohio Stadium Columbus, OH

July 10 FedEx Field Washington, DC

July 14 Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA

July 17 First Energy Stadium Cleveland, OH

July 21 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ

July 28 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA

August 4 Rogers Centre Toronto, ON

August 7 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA

August 11 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA

August 14 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL

August 18 Hard Rock Stadium Miami, FL

August 25 Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN

August 28 Ford Field Detroit, MI

September 1 U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN

September 8 Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO

September 15 Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN

September 18 The Dome at America’s Center St. Louis, MO

September 22 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA

September 29 NRG Stadium Houston, TX

October 6 AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX