The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life of Muhammad Ali. The Center museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali's incredible life and the six core principles that have fueled his journey.
In its short history, the Center has created programs that exemplify the principles of Muhammad Ali and the mission of the Center. Over the past several years, the Center has developed impactful programming serving children and adults, reaching people of all cultures, nationalities, ages, and geographic areas.
Inspiration is Ali's gift, and his six core principles mark his true legacy — a legacy that has the power to live on, beyond the man, and beyond the walls of the Center.
The KFC Yum! Center has achieved great success since opening in 2010 by attracting high profile events to Louisville. The arena was ranked 65th worldwide and 32nd in the U.S. in Pollstar Magazine's 2012 year-end 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 breathtaking spaces to rent for large or intimate private events varying from weddings to luncheons.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, one of the city's most popular attractions, is also housed with the corporate headquarters. The location is well-marked by the World's Biggest Baseball Bat that casually leans against the side of the building. Guests are invited to learn about the Official Bat of Major League Baseball–Louisville Slugger. Today, over 3-million people have enjoyed the museum and factory tour experience at this location.
John A. "Jack" Hillerich III retired as CEO and President in 2001 but remains as Chairman of the Board. His son, John A. Hillerich IV, succeeded him and currently serves as CEO and President. John is the great-grandson of Bud Hillerich, the baseball fan who introduced the family business to baseball back in the 1800's.
Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in south Louisville, Kentucky, United States, is a Thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby annually. It officially opened in 1875, and held the first Kentucky Derby and the first Kentucky Oaks in the same year. Churchill Downs has also hosted the renowned Breeders' Cup on eight occasions, most recently in 2011. Churchill Downs Incorporated owns and operates the racetrack.
The track is named for John and Henry Churchill, who leased 80 acres (320,000 m²) of land to their nephew, Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr. (grandson of explorer William Clark).
With the completion of a major expansion on the east side, in August 2010, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium at the University of Louisville solidified its reputation as a premier college football facility and extrordinary community asset. The dramatic expansion increases the stadium capacity to 55,000 seats and provides exciting, state of the art features for fans of every type.
New premium seating includes the PNC Club and loge area with capacity of 1750. Three bars service the luxury club space, accessed easily from the seating, and the loge offers an expansive view of the football field from inside comfort. The addition also provides 33 new luxury suites with stairways and a balcony overlooking the PNC Club. Suites and the PNC Club are serviced by five elevators.
The stadium which opened in April of 2000 seats over 13,000 and was built on the banks of the Ohio River, within one block of the Waterfront Park. A key designs feature is the integration of an historic rail freight depot in the over all project. Retaining and restoring the depot in the late 1800's, is a vital component of the new stadium. "The converted structure, which will encompass more than 62,000 square feet, will serve as the ballparks' front door and provide 22,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. It's a tremendous opportunity to save a piece of historic architecture while giving this stadium a unique atmosphere."