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KFC Yum Center, Louisville

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The KFC Yum! Center is a multi-purpose sports arena in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is named after the KFC restaurant chain and Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC. Adjacent to the Ohio River waterfront, it is located on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets and opened on October 10, 2010. The arena is part of a $450 million project that includes a 975-car parking structure and floodwall.

The Louisville Cardinals men's and women's basketball teams from the University of Louisville are the primary tenants of the arena complex. The U of L women's volleyball team began using the arena as a part-time home in 2011, and made the arena its main home in 2012. With 22,090 seats for basketball, it is the largest arena in the United States by seating capacity designed primarily for basketball, and the second-largest used for college basketball, behind the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University, a venue built to house football and lacrosse in addition to basketball. The arena's current attendance record for a sporting event is 22,815, set March 9, 2013, against Notre Dame (men's basketball). The current attendance record for any event is 23,085, set March 9, 2019, when Metallica played their WorldWired Tour.
Beginning in April 2021, it will be home to the Louisville Xtreme of the Indoor Football League.
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  • Visited here to see my team take on UL. Easily accessible throughout the building. Convenient to hotels downtown (easy walking distance). Was fortunate to have seats in the lower bowl as I would...  more »
  • We attended graduation & the entire building was accessible. There were multiple entryways and lower level access. It was very easy to leave out in the event of an emergency too. The bathrooms were...  more »
  • This place is awesome. It’s amazing and the inside the architects did a great job. They also have some wonderful concerts here basketball games and so on. If you haven’t stopped by I advise you to do so you won’t regret it. Some people say it could’ve picked a better location but I think it’s really cool where it’s at.
  • Nice place to watch a game! There seats are very old and hard to sit on.... But it was a nice experience.... The crowd and traffic control in and out was excellently handled by the police! And it's in a good location away from campus... Lots of bars and restaurants to go to...

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