The KFC Yum! Center at 2nd and Main Streets in Louisville will open about three weeks ahead of schedule. Construction on the arena is 25 days ahead of schedule and will be completed on October 10th. Mayor Jerry Abramson says the arena be open the following three days for free tours. “It’ll be open to… Continue reading KFC Yum! Center To Open Early, Host Eagles Concert
by Stephanie Crosby Updates and improvements to the Clark Memorial Bridge are scheduled for next year, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving ahead with renovations to the Kentucky approach because of the construction of the new downtown arena. Spokesperson Andrea Clifford says it’s a good time to spruce up the short approach on the… Continue reading New Paint, Repairs on the Way for Clark Memorial Bridge
The Church of the Nazarene and the United Church Pentecostal International will hold their conventions in Louisville in the coming years. The conventions will be at the new downtown arena in 2011 and 2013, with a combined projected economic impact of 10 million dollars. Governor Steve Beshear says he doubts the conventions will lead to… Continue reading Churches, Grant Coming To Arena Site
Louisville’s new downtown arena has been chosen to host the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball championships.
The Louisville Arena Authority is closing in on naming rights for the new downtown arena. Authority chairman Jim Host says three parties are interested in purchasing the rights, and he hopes to choose a buyer soon.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed a new oversight agreement for the Louisville downtown arena. OSHA will forgo random inspections and instead review the sight quarterly. The arena’s construction firm must in turn keep dedicated staff on site to monitor safety.
Developers have announced plans to renovate two historic buildings in downtown Louisville for housing and commercial space.
Nearly $350 million in bonds have been sold for Louisville’s new downtown arena.
The Louisville Arena Authority is expected to announce a new plan to finance the downtown arena this week.
With funding for Louisville’s downtown arena in question, the arena authority will meet Tuesday to explore new financing options.