Derby Field

After 143 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports

Louisville Sports Commission Press Releases

Louisville Hosts Nation’s Top Prep Basketball Players

Kentucky Expo Center site of 2015 AAU Boys Basketball National Championships

            Lake Buena Vista, FL June 30, 2015 – The nation’s top prep basketball players will converge on Louisville, Ky., from July 22-27 for the 2015 AAU Boys Basketball 10th Grade and 11th Grade National Championships and Super Showcases.

Many of the top teams and players will be showcased including 2016 ESPN 100 ranked Edrice Adebayo (#6, Boo Williams Summer League), V.J. King (#16, King James Shooting Stars), Trent Forrest (#49, Alabama Challenge), Nick Ward (#52, All Ohio Red), Derek Funderburk (#53, King James Shooting Stars), and Xavier Simpson (#58, King James Shooting Stars).

read more

15th Annual North American One-Armed Golfers Association Championships

June 24, 2015 – Louisville, Ky. – Forty of the best one-armed golfers from the United States and abroad – including the top three players in the world and four veteran players from the local area – will compete in the 15th Annual North American One-Armed Golfers Association (NAOAGA) Championships June 28 – July 2 at four courses in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Champions will be crowned in three separate divisions in a traditional tournament format with the first two days of stroke play competition to determine the low eight qualifiers in each division, and the qualifiers moving on to match play. Non-qualifiers will continue to participate in a series of alternate shot and best ball events throughout the tournament.

read more

Louisville Sports Commission Golden Ticket Winner Drawn on WAVE-3 Listens

Louisville, Ky. – April 22, 2015 – Mary Casey, who purchased her ticket as an anniversary gift for her husband Joe Perkowski, is the winner of the Louisville Sports Commission’s fifth annual Golden Ticket raffle.

Casey purchased one of 350 raffle tickets for $100 and won the Golden Ticket grand prize – two tickets to each of the following sporting events:

• 2015 Kentucky Derby and Oaks
• 2015 Senior PGA Championship
• All 2015-16 University of Louisville regular season home basketball and football games
• All 2015-16 University of Louisville women’s regular season home basketball games
• 2015 Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway
• 2015 Louisville Bats regular season home games
• 2016 Paul Hornung Award Banquet

read more

Hosting NCAA tournament hoops ‘a smashing success’

Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal declared our community “the college basketball capital of the world,” stating that Louisville has “entered a rarified group of cities with…[an] unhinged devotion to a single sport.”

Last week, everyone who found themselves in downtown Louisville would have agreed as we watched a sea of blue engulf our streets during the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Second and Third Round, bringing an estimated $6 million in new green to our community.

read more

One Lucky Sports Fan to Win Ultimate Sports Package

Louisville, KY – February 17, 2015 – For the fan who enjoys sporting events year-round, the Louisville Sports Commission has just the ticket – its annual “Golden Ticket” raffle.

This year’s Golden Ticket winner will receive two tickets to each 2015-16 regular season home football and basketball game for the University of Louisville OR University of Kentucky, winner’s choice. The winner will also receive two tickets to the following:

read more