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After 141 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports

Mission and Overview


The mission of the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) is to promote healthy lifestyles and enhance economic vitality by attracting, creating and hosting quality sporting events in the Louisville area.

This will bring more inbound sports travel dollars to our community, enhance the quality of life, and brand Louisville as a great sports town.  And move us toward our Vision… Help Louisville become “the healthiest city in America” by being a “top 10 sports event city in America.”


The LSC is a Louisville, Kentucky-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Since our inception in 1999, we have developed a solid reputation of “Event Success Guaranteed” among local sports organizations, national and international governing bodies of sports, and other rights holders. This is a reflection of Louisville’s can-do spirit and penchant for embracing visitors and events that come to our community. And our desire to promote healthy lifestyles.

Our 50-member Board of Directors includes leaders from local businesses, government, civic and sports organizations. The board is led by an 18-person Executive Committee. The LSC is funded in part by the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with corporate donations, individual memberships and sponsorships.

For more information contact us at or call 502 587-7767.