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

General Manager Hired For New Arena; Sponsor Added

Louisville’s new downtown arena now has a general manager. The Kentucky State Fair Board has hired Ted Nicholson to oversee the 22-thousand seat multi-purpose building at Second and Main Streets. “My job is to operate the facility, making sure everybody is safe, happy, content and that they are secure when they leave their car and… Continue reading General Manager Hired For New Arena; Sponsor Added

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 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

More Arena Sponsorships Announced

Three more companies have signed on as corporate sponsors for the new Louisville arena under construction at Second and Main Streets. They include the investment firm Hilliard Lyons, which signed a ten-year deal to be a “Cornerstone Partner” in the facility. Arena Authority Chairman Jim Host says Hilliard Lyons was instrumental in helping obtain financing… Continue reading More Arena Sponsorships Announced

Public Comment Sought For Arena Traffic Plan

The Louisville Arena Authority is asking for public input on the development of a traffic and parking plan for the facility under construction at Second and Main Streets. Spokesperson Vicki Glass says a form is now available on the authority’s website for citizens to submit comments.      “There is a button that is called parking and… Continue reading Public Comment Sought For Arena Traffic Plan

Still No Naming Rights for Louisville Arena

A naming rights sponsor still hasn’t been found for the new Louisville arena. The consulting group Team Services is conducting the search for a $2-million-a-year contract. So far, they’ve approached 70 local, regional and national companies, and about 16 of those are still in active talks for the naming rights to the arena. The Louisville… Continue reading Still No Naming Rights for Louisville Arena

Work Begins On Arena Traffic Management Plan

The first in a series of meetings to develop a traffic management plan for the new Louisville arena was held Thursday morning. More than a dozen agencies and institutions are involved in the process. A November 1 deadline has been set to finish the plan. Paula Yancey of the Texas-based arena consulting firm PC Sports… Continue reading Work Begins On Arena Traffic Management Plan

Arena Builders Lead Media Tour Of Construction Site

The builders of Louisville’s new downtown arena say construction of the facility remains within budget and on schedule. Arena construction manager Bill Hedge of M.A. Mortenson Company (pictured)  says the $350 million project is on pace to meet the November 2010 deadline to be open for U of L basketball. Hedge led a media tour… Continue reading Arena Builders Lead Media Tour Of Construction Site