Derby Field

After 149 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports


Louisville is sports-savvy. After 149 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 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.

Paul Hornung Award

Colorado sophomore cornerback / wide receiver Travis Hunter was named winner of the 2023 Paul Hornung Award given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is owned and operated by the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC). Hunter and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award ceremony on Mar. 8, 2024, at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville. For tickets, contact Julie Howell at 502-587-6742.

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