When it comes to sports, Louisville’s stats are looking good. In Louisville, you’ll find a place that offers the warmth and hospitality of the South, the convenience and ease of the Midwest, and the sophistication and cultural creativity of a major metropolitan location. Located within a half day’s drive of over half of the U.S. population, we’re easy to get to and easy to get around. Everything lies within easy distance of the airport and major attractions, including the fascinating collections of Louisville’s Museum Row on Main, lively entertainment districts on Bardstown Road and Fourth Street Live!, wild and wonderful parklands, and Kentucky’s signature spirit in Bourbon Country. As home to the greatest two minutes in sports, The Kentucky Derby, hosting sporting events is what we do best. But don’t just take our word for it – ask those who have experienced it firsthand. Because of our on- and off-course amenities, Louisville has been an ideal location for the PGA Championship, Ryder Cup Competition and multiple Senior PGA events. Since the inaugural Ironman Triathlon in 2007, we have hosted over 10,000 professional and amateur athletes for the Ironman competition, and since 2010, we have hosted over 30 NCAA Division I and II Regional and National Championships. In 2013, we will make cyclo-cross history by hosting the UCI Masters Cyclocross World Championships, marking the first time in the event’s 50-plus year history that the championships will be held outside of Europe. Not to brag, but we think that’s pretty darn awesome. So don’t just sit on the sidelines. Visit Louisville and get in the game - we’ll show you what champions are made of. To learn more about bringing your next sporting event to Louisville, visit us at GoToLouisville.com/Sports - it’s possible here. STATS • MEETING SPACE: 2.3 million square feet in three major facilities. • NEW DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT ARENA: The KFC Yum! Center seats over 22,000 • KENTUCKY EXPOSITION CENTER: Top-10 U.S. venue, with 1. 3 million square feet • KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER: 300,000 square feet, connected to 2,300 hotel rooms • OUTDOOR FACILITIES: The Louisville parks system has more than 120 parks • SPORTS ICONS: Home of the Louisville Slugger, Muhammad Ali and Churchill Downs • CHAMPIONSHIP CITY: Host to nine NCAA DI and DII Championships in 2012.
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