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Catch a Game, Live Racing, and the City's Newest Professional Team

Recently named "America's Next Sports City" by Axios, Louisville offers a variety of sporting events and attractions unique to the destination. Home to Louisville Slugger, the Kentucky Derby and Muhammad Ali, check out all the action happening in Louisville this summer.

Louisville Bats Baseball

Fresh off a $7 million-dollar renovation at Louisville Slugger Field, the Louisville Bats are back in action in downtown Louisville. With over 50 home games this season, there's no reason to miss a night out celebrating America's favorite pastime. Check their calendar for nightly promotions such as $1 hotdogs, $2 beers, a live DJ and other specials and theme nights.

Purchase tickets and find the full schedule here.

Racing Louisville FC

Head to the Butchertown neighborhood to catch Louisville's newest professional sports team, Racing Louisville FC, as they take the field at Lynn Family Stadium for their inaugural season. With a dozen regular season home games scheduled this May through October, there's plenty of chances to witness a National Women's Soccer League game, live and in person. The Women's Cup will also take place at Lynn Family Stadium this August 18 & 21, as the Chicago Redstars, FC Bayern Munich and Paris-Saint Germain join racing Louisville for an international showdown.

Purchase tickets and find the full schedule here.

Live Racing at Churchill Downs

While best known for the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs hosts live racing during their Spring and Fall meets between April and November, taking off the months of July and August. Be sure to pencil in Downs After Dark on May 22, June 12 or Sept. 18 to see the iconic thoroughbreds race under the lights, or check out Twilight Thursdays with races running from 5pm - 8:30pm.

Purchase tickets and find the full schedule here.

Louisville City FC

Since starting play in 2015, LouCity FC has taken the United Soccer League by storm after advancing to the USL’s Eastern Conference Final every season, plus back-to-back USL Cup Final victories in both 2017 and 2018. Catch one of over a dozen home games now through October at Butchertown's Lynn Family Stadium.

Purchase tickets and find the full schedule here.

Louisville Sports Attractions

No live games or racing fit your schedule? Check out some of the city's top attractions that just so happen to be open weekly and also incorporate some of our favorite sports.

Kentucky Derby Museum - Located on the grounds of Churchill Downs guests can experience the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the Kentucky Derby year-round at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Visitors can enjoy two floors of family-friendly interactive exhibits, a 30-minute guided historic walking tour at Churchill Downs, and immerse themselves in the Museum’s signature 18-minute movie, “The Greatest Race” on a 360°, 4K high resolution screen.

Muhammad Ali Center - Located on Museum Row, The Muhammad Ali Center is a non-profit museum and cultural center dedicated to the Louisville native’s life, legacy, and six core principles that have fueled his journey to become "The Greatest".

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory - Also located on Museum Row, this museum & factory is all about celebrating the extraordinary role of Louisville Slugger in baseball’s past, present and future. Known of the offical bat of Major League Baseball, the Slugger Factory produces around 1.8 million bats a year and up to 5,000 a day during peak baseball season. Take a guided factory tour to see how the bats are made and leave with your own complimentary "mini bat" after the experience.

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