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After 141 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports

Mission and Overview


The mission of the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) is to attract, create and host quality sporting events in the Louisville area that increase economic vitality, enhance the quality of life, promote healthy lifestyles and brand Louisville as a great sports town.


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.

Our 56-member Board of Directors includes leaders from local businesses, government, civic and sports organizations. The board is led by the Office of the Chair, comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair, Immediate Past Chair and Treasurer; and 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.