Derby Field

After 142 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports

Facilities

The Louisville area offers a wide-range of sports facilities that can support a multitude of sporting events and are well-suited to your needs. Whether you need a venue to host field sports, a state-of-the-art arena, or anything in between, Louisville’s facilities are conveniently located throughout town, close to hotels and other accommodations, with easy access to transportation.

See below for a listing, by sport, of facilities used to successfully host events previously held in Louisville:

Adaptive Sports (quad rugby, wheelchair basketball)

  • Kentucky Expo Center
  • Kentucky International Convention Center

Archery

  • E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park
  • Kentucky Expo Center
  • Kentucky International Convention Center

Basketball – Collegiate

  • Freedom Hall
  • KFC Yum! Center
  • Knights Hall

Basketball – Youth

  • Kentucky Expo Center
  • Midamerica Sports Center

Bodybuilding

  • Kentucky International Convention Center

Bowling

  • Executive Strike & Spare
  • Kingpin Lanes
  • Ten Pin Strike & Spare

Cheer and Dance

  • Kentucky Expo Center
  • Kentucky International Convention Center
  • Louisville Slugger Field

Combat Sports (boxing, judo, karate, MMA, taekwondo)

  • 4th Street Live!
  • Broadbent Arena
  • Freedom Hall
  • Kentucky Expo Center
  • Kentucky International Convention Center
  • KFC Yum! Center

Cycling – BMX

  • E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park
  • Freedom Hall

Cycling – Cyclocross

  • Eva Bandman Park
  • E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park

Cycling – Road

  • Cherokee Park
  • Churchill Downs
  • Downtown Louisville
  • Jeffersonville, Ind.
  • Long Run Park
  • Shawnee Park
  • Taylorsville, Ky.

Disc Golf

  • Charlie Vettiner Park
  • Iroquois Park

Extreme Sports

  • Kentucky Expo Center
  • Louisville Extreme Park
  • Waterfront Park

Fencing

  • Kentucky Expo Center
  • Kentucky International Convention Center
  • Various hotels

Field Sports (Aussie rules football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer)

  • Bellarmine University
  • E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park
  • Louisville Champions Park
  • University of Louisville

Figure Skating

  • Iceland Sports Complex

Gymnastics

  • Kentucky International Convention Center
  • KFC Yum! Center
  • Midamerica Sports Center

Golf

  • Covered Bridge Golf Club
  • French Lick Resort
  • Persimmon Ridge Golf Club
  • University of Louisville Golf Club
  • Valhalla Golf Club

Swimming and Diving

  • Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center
  • Ralph Wright Natatorium

Tennis – Clay Court

  • Blairwood Tennis Center
  • Louisville Boat Club
  • Louisville Tennis Center

Tennis – Hard Court

  • E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park
  • Kentucky Country Day School
  • Seneca Park
  • Top Gun Academy

Triathlon

  • Downtown Louisville
  • Waterfront Park
  • Surrounding communities (LaGrange, Ky., Taylorsville, Ky.)

Tumbling and Trampoline

  • Kentucky Expo Center
  • Kentucky International Convention Center
  • KFC Yum! Center

Volleyball

  • Kentucky Expo Center
  • Kentucky International Convention Center
  • Waterfront Park

 

Click here to for photos of some of our facilities in action.

Find out More about Hosting Your Event in Louisville

Have questions or need more information? Contact Greg Fante, vice president of sports development, at 502-560-1479 or gfante@louisvillesports.org. Or just fill out the short form below and he’ll get back to you.