Derby Field

After 145 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports

Mission and Overview


The mission of the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) is to promote active 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.


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 by our desire to promote active lifestyles.

Our 31-member Board of Directors includes leaders from local businesses, government, civic and sports organizations. The board is led by a 14-person Executive Committee. The LSC is funded in part by Louisville Tourism, along with corporate donations, individual memberships and sponsorships.

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