Derby Field

After 142 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports


Louisville is sports-savvy. After 142 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. 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 healthy 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.

Legends Open Auction

Louisville is well-known for its passion for sports. Whether it's the Kentucky Derby or multiple NCAA championships, none of these events would be possible without the athletes and coaches who embody the essence of what is good about sports. Join us on May 16 from 4-7pm to meet some of our Louisville Legends and bid on sports experiences such as a Behind the Scenes tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum hosted by Jack Hillerich or a Dallas Cowboys experience that includes pre-game sideline passes and a personal stadium tour. This is your opportunity to bid on memorabilia autographed by Derek Jeter, Marshawn Lynch, Roger Federer and many others. Cost is $100 per person / $150 couple. Only 100 Cocktail Reception / Auction Tickets being sold. Contact Julie Howell at 502-587-6742.

Event Calendar

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