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Louisville is home to two world class convention facilities as well as many more other unique venues, each offering its own unique qualities and atmosphere.
The Kentucky Exposition Center, the sixth largest facility of its kind in the United States, covers more than 1.2 million square feet of indoor exhibition space, meeting rooms and public areas including Freedom Hall, a 19,000-seat indoor arena. Located just minutes from downtown near I-65, I-264 and the Louisville International Airport, the Kentucky Exposition Center is the permanent home of large-scale events like the Kentucky State Fair, the National Farm Machinery Show, and the North American International Livestock Exposition.
The Kentucky International Convention Center, a world-class space in a universally accessible place provides the ultimate in modern, hospitable, downtown convention and meeting facilities. Louisville's downtown center is currently undergoing a $207 million expansion and renovation. The exhibit space will increase by more than one-third — from 146,000 to over 200,000 square feet — within the existing footprint. The ballroom will increase by 10,000 square feet, up to 40,000 square feet. The expansion and renovation project began August 17, 2016 and completion is set for summer of 2018.
KFC Yum! Center, hosts a multi-purpose arena located downtown. The KFC Yum! Center has a wide variety of spaces available to suit the needs of any large corporate gathering or event.
Other venues include the legendary Churchill Downs, the Frazier International History Museum, the one-of-a-kind Glassworks, the Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Slugger Field, and many more.