Derby Field

After 141 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports


Louisville is sports-savvy. After 141 Kentucky Derbys, embracing events is part of our culture. We have quality facilities, abundant hotels, and we’re only one-day’s drive from 60 percent of the U.S. population. Louisville is affordable, family-friendly, drivable, walkable, and has great restaurants, clubs and attractions. We work hard at ensuring your event is a success.

Bring your sporting event to Louisville, we’ll help you celebrate success. We do it on a regular basis. We have the infrastructure, experience, expertise and can-do attitude to help you achieve your goals. With the Kentucky Derby being the oldest, continuously run sporting event in America – begun in 1875 – we’ve been in the sports event business longer than any city in the U.S. And hosting sporting events is what Louisville does best. We have a passion and controlled urgency that fuels success for our events.

We are just as committed to providing an outstanding experience for national governing bodies of sport and event rights holders, fans, media and attendees. Let us show you how choosing Louisville as your host site is the first step in assuring a successful event.

AAU Boys Basketball

Catch the nation's top prep basketball players in Louisville from July 22-27 for the 2015 AAU Boys Basketball 10th Grade and 11th Grade National Championships and Super Showcases. The Kentucky Expo Center will host 6 days of AAU basketball, all under one roof. Approximately 500 teams, more than 5,000 players - accompanied by close to 1,000 coaches - will compete on 28 courts over the six 6 days of the event. Click here for tickets.

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