LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Saying he wants the city to break its own world's record for the most people wearing red in one day, Mayor Greg Fischer today declared Friday as Cardinal Red Day in Louisville – as the Cards take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Sweet 16 in Indianapolis. 

He encouraged people to wear red, businesses to display red in their windows and doors and residents to show red at their homes and in their neighborhoods. 

"I want to paint the town red – literally," Fischer said. "Everyone knows that UK fans will be seeing red when the Cards win on Friday."

Fischer said Louisville's enthusiastic fans set a world's record for wearing red during the 2012 NCAA Tournament when the Cards and Wildcats met in the Final Four round.

"This is another great time to be a Louisvillian and to show your support for our hometown team," Fischer said.

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