Derby Field

After 144 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports


Louisville is sports-savvy. After 144 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.

Golden Ticket

For the fan who enjoys attending sporting events year-round, we have just the ticket – our annual Golden Ticket raffle. This year’s winner receives two tickets to all of the following: 2019 Kentucky Oaks and Derby, 2019 Quaker State 400 at Ky Speedway, 2019 Louisville Bats home games, 2019 Louisville City FC home games, 2019-20 Winner’s choice of regular season football and basketball home games for either UofL or UK, 2019-20 Regular season basketball home games for the UofL women’s team and 2020 Paul Hornung Award Banquet. A total of 400 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Winner will be drawn on April 23, 2019. To purchase a ticket, click HERE, or contact Hadassah Chilton at 502-587-7767.

Event Calendar

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5/13 - 5/15
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5/17 - 5/19