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.
Are you the ultimate sports fan interested in winning the ultimate sports package? If so, we have your ticket – the Louisville Sports Commission’s Golden Ticket. One lucky winner will receive two tickets to: the 2017 Kentucky Oaks and Derby; 2017-18 UofL or UK regular season football and basketball home games; 2017-18 UofL women’s regular season basketball home games; 2017 Quaker State 400; 2017 Louisville Bats season tickets; and the 2018 Paul Hornung Award Banquet. Only 400 tickets being sold at $100 – winner takes all. For more information, call 502-587-7767. (Rules and regulations.)
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- Johns Hopkins Women, North Central Men Capture 2016 NCAA Division III Cross Country Team National Championships
- Four Players from Pac 12, Big 10 and Big 12 named Finalists for the 7th Annual Paul Hornung Award
- International Field of Cyclists Descend on Louisville for 10th Annual Derby City Cup Nov. 5-6
- National Wheelchair Basketball National Championship
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- Kentucky Expo Center