Looking for the Best Sports City Around?Choose Louisville AS THE HOME OF THE LOUISVILLE SLUGGER, “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali and the Kentucky Derby, Louisville is the place where champions are made. Baseball, basketball, volleyball and yes, even cyclo-cross, you name a sport and we have it in the bag. That’s because Louisville is a city that has what it takes to fill the stands, from impressive facilities to iconic sports attractions. We are 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 even easier to get around. Everything lies within easy distance of the airport and major attractions, including the fascinating collections of Museum Row on Main, the up-and-coming NuLu art scene, lively entertainment districts on Bardstown Road and Fourth Street Live!, wild and wonderful parklands and the home of Kentucky’s signature spirit in Bourbon Country. And in no city will you find the welcome you’ll receive in Louisville. We have an entire community, from enthusiastic volunteers to partnering local facilities and universities, to city concierge services and marketing & public relations support that is ready and willing to help your event become the next big thing in sports. To learn more about the place we like to call Championship City or to find out how you can have your sporting event here, visit GoToLouisville.com/sports. STATS • Meeting Space: 2.3 million square feet in three major facilities • KFC Yum! Center: Downtown waterfront arena seats 22,708 • Kentucky International Convention Center: Downtown convention center with 300,000 square feet of meeting space, connected to 2,300 hotel rooms via pedestrian skywalk • Kentucky Exposition Center: A top- 10 U.S. venue with 1.3 million square feet of meeting space • Outdoor Facilities: The Louisville Parks system has more than 120 parks • Sports Icons: Louisville is home to Louisville Slugger, Muhammad Ali and Churchill Downs • Championship City: Louisville will host 13 NCAA championships from 2014 – 2018
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