Louisville Arena Named KFC Yum! Center

by Stephanie Crosby The downtown Louisville arena has been named the KFC Yum! Center. In a $13.4-million dollar, ten-year agreement with the Louisville Arena Authority, Yum Brands is the naming sponsor for the home of the University of Louisville’s basketball teams. Yum Chairman and CEO David Novak says it was a win-win situation for both… Continue reading Louisville Arena Named KFC Yum! Center

Milestone Marked On New Arena Construction

By Rick Howlett Construction of Louisville’s new downtown arena reached a turning point Monday with a topping off ceremony at the facility.              A large beam signed by construction workers, government officials and University of Louisville leaders was hoisted to the top of the arena, signifying the final piece of structural steel to be put into… Continue reading Milestone Marked On New Arena Construction

Arena 'Topping Off' Ceremony Today

by Stephanie Crosby The final piece of structural steel will be lifted into place on the downtown Louisville arena today. A ‘topping off’ ceremony is set for this afternoon. It’s closed to the public. Arena General Manager Ted Nicholson says it will include arena, city and university leaders. “We’re going to celebrate it by having… Continue reading Arena 'Topping Off' Ceremony Today

Host Presents Arena Traffic Plan to Council Committee

by Stephanie Crosby The traffic plan for the new Louisville arena was presented to a Metro Council committee this afternoon. The plan was originally released in January, but the council requested a presentation by Arena Authority Chairman Jim Host. Host says there will be wrinkles to work out when the arena opens in November. “Will… Continue reading Host Presents Arena Traffic Plan to Council Committee

Louisville Arena Authority Looking to Commission Art

The Louisville Arena Authority is looking to install a large-scale piece of artwork in the new arena under construction at Second and Main streets. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Arena Authority received 75 submissions after putting out a call out to artists in November about the opportunity to create artwork for the arena, noting… Continue reading Louisville Arena Authority Looking to Commission Art

Arena Project Adds Four Sponsors

The Louisville arena project has added four sponsors to its rolls – making its total sponsorship deals reach nearly 23-million dollars. The new sponsors are McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, the Galt House Hotel and the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen. Chairman Jim Host says it puts the arena authority ahead of where he thought it would… Continue reading Arena Project Adds Four Sponsors

Arena Construction Workers To Soon Number About 600

Construction of Louisville’s new downtown arena is expected to move into a new phase soon as crews continue enclosing the facility and Second and Main Streets.           Arena Authority Chairman Jim Host says that means the number of workers on the job will also rise sharply. “(There are) close to 400 on the site now, and… Continue reading Arena Construction Workers To Soon Number About 600

Norton Healthcare is First Major Arena Sponsor

Norton Healthcare is the first major sponsor of the new Louisville arena.   The company will operate an Immediate Care Center in the arena, accessible to the public through the plaza, and two Norton First-Aid stations inside the arena for events held there. Arena Authority chairman Jim Host says Norton also gets signage in the… Continue reading Norton Healthcare is First Major Arena Sponsor

Arena Sales Team Soliciting Business

Louisville’s new downtown arena won’t open for another two years, but officials say marketing efforts for the facility are well underway. Arena Authority Executive Director Harold Workman says a sales team has gone to work to bring events to the arena at Second and Main Streets. “They are actively pursuing four or five leads right… Continue reading Arena Sales Team Soliciting Business