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ACE Esports Championship Postponed Until Fall 2020

Event Organizers to Hold ACE Online Competition April 18-19

Louisville, Ky. – March 18, 2020 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) and AllMid, organizers of the inaugural ACE Esports Championship scheduled to take place April 18 – 19 on the University of Louisville (UofL) campus, today announced the event has been postponed until Oct. 3-4, 2020.

“We are postponing the inaugural ACE Esports Championship due to the public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Karl F. Schmitt, Jr., LSC president and CEO. “We appreciate the support of our hosting partners at UofL and Jefferson County Public Schools to set a firm date in October for the ACE Esports Championship.”

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AllMid, Louisville Sports Commission Announce Inaugural Esports Event

Louisville, KY – January 22, 2020 – AllMid, an esports event producer, and the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) have partnered to create the inaugural ACE Esports Championship that will take place April 18 – 19 on the University of Louisville campus. ACE is the first-of-its-kind, student-focused esports event ever held in the region where both collegiate and high school players will face off at a live esports competition.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2020 Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame

Louisville, Ky. – January 8, 2020 – The Louisville Sports Commission is accepting nominations for the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame fueled by the Kentucky Lottery (KSHOF) through March 13, 2020. Eligibility and selection criteria and the nomination form can be accessed online at

Nominations received by March 13 that meet the Selection Criteria will be placed in a pool with previous submissions for consideration for the KSHOF Class of 2020.

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Louisville Boxer Carlos Dixon to Defend WBC Junior Featherweight Title Jan. 18

Title Fight is Feature on Six-Bout Card at Louisville Memorial Auditorium

Louisville, Ky. – January 7, 2020 – Louisville professional boxer Carlos Dixon (age 22, 10-1, 8 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) Junior Super Featherweight title on Jan. 18 against Mexico’s Luis Ronaldo Castillo, (age 21, 21-5, 16 KOs). The eight-round bout is presented by Uprising Promotions and will be held at historic Louisville Memorial Auditorium, marking the first boxing card to take place inside the venue.

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Sports can drive a healthy economy and healthy community

by: Karl F. Schmitt Jr., president and CEO

As businesses put the final touches on 2019 and look ahead to a new decade, the Louisville Sports Commission is celebrating our 20th anniversary—and a legacy of boosting economic vitality through sports.

Our team is taking a longer view at where our community can be in the next 10 years, and we believe that a culture of active lifestyles—something that sports help to inspire—should play a bigger role in our mission.

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