Records from the Jefferson County Clerk’s office show the Louisville Arena Authority owes the city over $55,000 in delinquent property taxes for year 2010. Established by the Metro Council in 2006, the quasi-government agency was created to oversee constructing of the $238 million KFC Yum Center, which opened six months ago in the bosom of… Continue reading UPDATE II: Arena Authority Owes Over $55,000 in Taxes
Arena Authority Chairman Jim Host says it appears most people who have attended concerts and athletic events at the KFC YUM! Center found a suitable parking spot near the site.
“Fortunately, reasonable minds came to the decision to put it on the river, and as you look at the place when you get inside, you realize what a great site it is,” said U of L men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.
The first test of the program was in hiring for the new arena, which met or surpassed its goals of 20 percent employment going to minorities, five percent to women and 60 percent to local workers.
A concert by the Eagles will be the first official arena event on October 16. Public tours of the facility will be held October 19 and 20.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on October 10. The arena doors will be opened for free public tours on October 19 and 20th. There will also be a $100 per ticket gala for three thousand people featuring the Louisville Orchestra.
The head of construction for Louisville’s new downtown arena says the project has presented some unique challenges.
The Louisville Arena Authority has commissioned a large piece of public art that will hang in the new KFC Yum! Center.
By Rick Howlett The Louisville Arena Authority has lined up more sponsorships for the new facility at Second and Main Streets. Officials announced Monday that partnerships have been signed with Woodford Reserve bourbon, Kentucky Ale, OfficeWare, E.ON U.S, Klosterman Bakery and JBS Swift. Woodford Reserve and Kentucky Ale will have their names attached to a… Continue reading Six More Arena Sponsors Announced
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