Derby Field

After 143 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports


Louisville is sports-savvy. After 143 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 to ensure 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. If there’s one thing that our experience has taught us, it’s that sports can entertain. They can engage. And most importantly to us and our city, they can be used to promote active lifestyles.

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.


For the sports fan who enjoys attending sporting events year-round, the Louisville Sports Commission Golden Ticket raffle is for you. With only 400 tickets being sold at $100 each, odds are you could win the ultimate sports package – two tickets to all of the following: 2018 Ky Oaks and Derby; 2018-19 UofL or UK regular season football / basketball home games; 2018-19 UofL women’s regular season basketball home games; 2018 Quaker State 400; 2018 Louisville Bats season tickets; 2018 Louisville City FC season tickets; and the 2019 Paul Hornung Award Banquet. Click HERE to purchase your ticket. Click HEREfor Rules and Regulations

Event Calendar

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4/20 - 4/22
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4/27 - 4/29