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KFC Yum! Center

Louisville's Downtown Arena

The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville’s downtown arena, has achieved great success since opening in 2010 by attracting high profile events to Louisville. The arena was ranked 50th worldwide in Pollstar Magazine’s Top 200, recognizing arenas for concert and show ticket sales.

The KFC Yum! Center is also the official home of the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball programs and women’s volleyball program. Aside from being a great concert and sporting event venue, the arena also has a wide variety of spaces available to suit the needs of any large gathering or event with over 720,000 square feet and a seating capacity for up to 22,000. The multi-purpose arena features seven lounges and many other flexible spaces that accommodate 20-500+, perfect for corporate gatherings, conferences, fundraisers, and more.

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  • 22,000 for basketball
  • 16,000 for ice shows, arena football, indoor soccer, circus
  • 17,500 for end stage concerts
  • 22,000 for center stage concerts, wrestling, boxing
  • 11,627 for ½ house (lower bowl) events
  • 21,500 for NCAA volleyball
  • 16,000 for NCAA wrestling
  • 21,500 for NCAA swimming Louisville

Club Seating

  • Lower Level – 2,054
  • Terrace Club Level – 800


  • (71 suites on two levels)
  • 54 with 12 fixed seats and four barstools
  • One with 24 fixed seats and eight barstools
  • 16 with 15 fixed seats and five barstools

Party Suites

  • Four with 24 fixed seats and eight barstools

Junior Suites

  • 62 with four seats, eight with six seats


  • 27 Permanent stands
  • 32 Portable locations
  • Two fixed novelty stands

Additional Features

  • Two 4,000 square foot club lounges on event floor level
  • Junior suite lounge on upper suite level
  • Terrace club lounge on upper suite level
  • 2,500 square foot team store
  • 1,650 square foot retail space (off of Plaza)
  • 7,000 square foot main concourse restaurant overlooking the Ohio River
  • Main concourse sports bar with view to the Arena bowl
  • 32,000 square feet of meeting rooms (four total; three with river view)
  • Practice facility with full-size basketball court on event level (to be used as necessary for press overflow)
  • Press lounge, press work room and press interview room on event level
  • 7,500 square foot Arena administrative office area on lobby / mezzanine level
  • Four 3,500 lb. passenger elevators and two 2,500 lb. suite elevators
  • Two 4,500 lb. service elevators and one 20,000 lb. freight elevator
  • Nine escalators
  • Four loading docks, trash dock, plus one drive-thru bay to the Arena floor
  • Interior truck staging area to accommodate three production trucks
  • Covered TV truck overflow parking area
  • 1 ½ acre landscaped entry plaza
  • 760-car, below grade, three-level parking garage under public plaza
  • Two dedicated garage elevators
  • Two first aid stations