Louisville is sports-savvy. After 148 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.
Golden Ticket Raffle
For the ultimate sports fan, here's your chance to two tickets to each of the following events: Kentucky Oaks/Derby, Louisville Bats home games, Racing Louisville FC or LouCity FC (winner’s choice) home games, UK or UofL (winner’s choice) regular season football / basketball home games, UofL women’s regular season basketball home games and the Paul Hornung Award Banquet. Proceeds go to help fund our youth sports initiative – Playing it Forward. Only 350 tickets will be sold, cost of $100 each. Click HERE to purchase.
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