Louisville is home to two world-class convention facilities as well as many more other 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. This is also a popular space for educational conventions such as the SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference and the VEX Robotics World Championship.
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The Kentucky International Convention Center will be undergoing a renovation and expansion from August 2016 through August 2018. The facility will have new features such as 200,000 plus square feet of contiguous space, a 40,000 square foot ballroom and 52 meeting rooms. Located in the center of downtown, the convention center will be surrounded by almost 3,000 hotel rooms with quick access to entertainment, attractions and restaurants.
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KFC Yum! Center, a state-of-the-art arena located downtown is home to the University of Louisville Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs. Additionally, it is designed to accommodate a wide variety of other events including NCAA championships such as wrestling, swimming and volleyball, as well as concerts, circus, wrestling, boxing and ice shows.
Other venues include the legendary Churchill Downs, the Muhammad Ali Center, the Frazier International History Museum, the one-of-a-kind Glassworks, the Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Slugger Field, and many more.