Guest Services A-Z



The KFC Yum! Center is fully equipped with ADA Accessibility entrances and seating. Any patron who requires wheelchair/mobility accessible, hearing or vision assisted seating may contact the KFC Yum! Center Ticket Office at (502) 690-9090. Accessible Seating can also be purchased through Ticketmaster on Guests that require ADA Accessibility Seating must request this at the time of ticket purchase.

Disabled or elderly patrons that need an ADA accessible entrance may utilize the drop off area in front of the KFC Yum! Center on Main St. between Second and Third Streets. Patrons will be able to access the main entrance to the facility with use of the ramps on the Norton Healthcare Plaza.

The Galt House and the PARC-operated garage located at the KFC Yum! Center are the two parking facilities that allow for direct interior access to the KFC Yum! Center and are ADA accessible. Patrons parking at the Galt House garage will enter the venue through use of the Louie Link pedway system. Additional ADA accessibility parking is available in a variety of parking garages, street lots and on-street parking near the KFC Yum! Center. For more information, click here.


All guests entering the KFC Yum! Center must have a valid event ticket to gain admission. Guests should retain their ticket stubs in order to verify proper seat location. Re-entry to the arena is prohibited. 

Starting January 14, 2016, fans coming to the KFC Yum! Center can expect a few changes to our entrance policies that will ensure the arena continues to be a safe place for you and your family to enjoy making memories. Here's what's changing:

  • Metal Detectors: All guests will be required to pass through metal detectors upon entry to the building
  • Purses: Purses can be no larger than 14” x 14” x 6”
  • Early Entry: Doors for many concerts and family shows will open 90 minutes prior to show time. As usual, doors will open one hour prior to women’s basketball games and 90 minutes prior to men’s basketball games. Fans may wish to allow extra time for building entry.

AEG Safe

AEG Safe is a program aimed to preventing criminal activity in our arena. AEG enacted a “See Something, Say Something” initiative for our employees and guests. If you see suspicious activity, please report it to the nearest venue staff or law enforcement. Fans can also report violent or unruly fans by texting the KFC Yum! Center. Text issues to 69050 with “KFC YUM” in the body of the text along with a section and seat number and the issue.

Suspicious circumstances/activities include but are not limited to:

  1. Backpack, suitcase, briefcase or package left behind or unattended
  2. Strangers asking questions about structures or securtiy procedures
  3. Unusual chemical smells, fumes or smoke that worry you
  4. Unauthorized cars, vans or trucks left in no parking zones near important buildings
  5. Overheard threatening conversations discussing violence, bombs, guns, etc.
  6. Guests taking pictures of unusual things such as fuel storages, utilities, secure areas and ID badges 

Alcohol Beverage Policy

Alcohol is only served to persons over the age of 21 with a valid ID. Centerplate, the official concession provider of the facility, has a limit of two (2) drinks per person per purchase. No outside alcohol is permitted inside the facility.

Al Price Studio Art LLC

The public work of art by Al Price of Al Price Studio, LLC in Phoenix, Ariz., was unveiled at the KFC Yum! Center in April 2011. Further is a 3-dimensional stainless steel sculpture that was commissioned by the Louisville Arena Authority because members of the Arena Authority felt the iconic design of the facility warranted the need to have an encompassing piece of public art displayed within its walls. The art is suspended from aircraft cable and spans 200 feet of the west side of the Main Concourse. It is viewable from the Main Concourse and the Upper and Lower Suite Levels. 


ATMs, sponsored by Stock Yards Bank and Trust are located in the following areas:

  • Main Lobby South-West Corner by Cardinal Authentic Store
  • Main Concourse, South-East Corner by Ford Car Display
  • Outside on the Norton Healthcare Plaza by the Ticket Office Windows
  • Upper Concourse, South-East Corner


Baby Changing Stations

Baby Changing Stations are located in select restrooms throughout the arena. A KFC Yum! Center Arena team member can help direct you to the closest location.

Backstage Passes

Backstage passes are not available through the KFC Yum! Center Arena, unless included in a VIP ticket package. For backstage pass inquiries, please contact the artists’ record label or the event promoter.

Bag and Purse Policy

All bags are subject to search upon entering the arena. Backpacks are prohibited. Please plan accordingly to help facilitate a quick and efficient entry process. Please report suspicious bags to a KFC Yum! Center team member.

Effective January 14, 2016, purses/bags can be no larger than 14" x 14" x 6." 

Diaper bags and medical bags are permitted and subject to search.

Banners and Flags

The allowance of banners and posters is determined by individual show management. Banners or signs that obstruct the view of guests, obscure advertising, impede the operation of the KFC Yum! Center, contain objectionable subject matter, or are commercial in nature are not permitted. The KFC Yum! Center reserves the right to remove any banner at any time.


Fans looking for the ultimate bar experience at the KFC Yum! Center arena should check out The Absolute Vodka Bar on suite level 2, The Burnett’s Lounge on the event level, the Evan Williams Bourbon Bar on the event level, Woodford Reserve Club on the main concourse, Kentucky Ale Taproom on the main concourse and Miller Lite Lounge on suite level 2.



The use of still cameras during concerts and events is determined by the artist / event; please contact KFC Yum! Center for specific event policies (502) 690-9000.

Professional cameras, iPads, tablets, camcorder/Go Pro recording devices and selfie sticks are prohibited at all events.

Cardinal Authentic Store

There is a Cardinal Authentic Store located in the Lobby of the KFC Yum! Center that carries official UofL gear by Adidas. The store is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m, and during all UofL sporting events held at the KFC Yum! Center.

Catering Information

Centerplate manages all catering needs at the KFC Yum! Center. Whether you are planning a corporate meeting, a pre-show reception or formal dinner, Centerplate offers a variety of options to accommodate your needs. After booking your event at the arena, our event coordinator will connect you with Centerplate to arrange your food and beverage service.

Cell Phones

Cellular phones are permitted inside the KFC Yum! Center provided their use is not disruptive to the performance, event or the surrounding guests. The use of camera and video features may be restricted if requested by the artist / event.

Club Seats

For club seats for concerts or events, contact our ticket office at (502) 690-9090. For information on becoming a KFC Yum! Center seasoned Suite or Club Seat Holder and gaining access to our exclusive club rooms; please contact the University of Louisville at (502) 852-5732.

For suite inquiries, contact our Senior Director of Sales, Robbie Valentine.


The KFC Yum! Center has more than 170 permanent and portable points of concessions that offer something for everyone’s taste. See a full list of our Arena Food & Beverage.


Door Policy

Doors open at varying times according to the nature of the event and preference of the promoter / artist. Typically, doors will open  1-1 ½ hours before an event. There is no re-entry during events. 

Starting January 14, 2016 all guests will be required to pass through metal detectors upon entry to the building.



Guests not abiding by the Guest Code of Conduct (see Event Policies) are subject to ejection from the KFC Yum! Center Arena.

Elevators and Escalators

Elevators, sponsored by Cobalt Ventures, Community Aztec Limo, Absolut Vodka, Seng Jewlers, Land Rover, and the U.S. Army National Guard are located in the following areas:

  • Main lobby by the Administrative Offices
  • Main concourse by Legends room
  • Northwest side of the building by Norton’s Immediate Healthcare
  • Northeast side by the Troll Pub

Escalators are located in the following locations:

  • Main lobby to main concourse
  • Main concourse to Upper Concourse
  • Second Street to Main Lobby
  • Street Entrance to Main Lobby
  • Northeast Corner 

Emergency Evacuation

KFC Yum! Center staff members have been trained in emergency preparedness and evacuation procedures. In the event of an emergency, please follow the direction of arena staff for your safety and the safety of others.

Emergency Medical/ First Aid

First Aid is located on the Main Concourse’s south-west corner and Upper Concourse’s south-west corner.
Norton’s Immediate Healthcare Center is a full service healthcare center located in the main lobby, southwest corner of the arena. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on
Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 


We invite you to grow your career at the KFC Yum! Center Arena. A complete listing of full-time, part-time and internship opportunities with the company can be found here

Once you apply, a hiring manager will contact individuals directly matching the qualifications and requirements for the position.


The KFC Yum! Center has several entrances:

  • Galt House Pedway
  • Main Lobby Entrance (3rd and Main Street)
  • Second street entrance (2nd and Main Street)
  • Entrances through all parking garage elevators

Event Booking

The KFC Yum! Center offers a variety of event spaces that accommodate the needs of a small business meeting, to a wedding, to a large-scale concert. If you would like to host a business meeting or special event at our arena, please visit our booking page


Family Restrooms

Family restrooms are located in every corner of Main and Upper Concourses.


During University of Louisville events, no firearms are permitted inside the venue.

During all other events, firearms may be restricted at the discretion of the individual promoter. To find out the firearms policy for a specific show, please call the KFC Yum! Center at 502-690-9000 on the day of the show.


The distribution of any flyers, leaflets, stickers, or petitions on KFC Yum! Center property must be approved from management in writing prior to the event.

Fundraising Opportunities

For information on concession fundraising options, please contact (502) 690-9000.


Group Specials

Entertain your group at the KFC Yum! Center! Discounts and special offers for groups can be found here.

Guest Services

Guest Services has four convenient locations throughout the KFC Yum! Center (Main Lobby, Main Concourse Level and Upper Level) to assist patrons regarding general inquiries, seating questions, ticketing issues, accessible needs and assistance and information on future events. Guest Services is open when the doors officially open for an event until the show’s main act takes the stage.

Guest Services staff including greeters, ushers, ticket takers and security is available to assist patrons with general inquiries throughout the duration of an event.



See all accommodations convenient to the KFC Yum! Center.




Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame

The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame display at the KFC Yum! Center honors the accomplishments of athletes from across the Commonwealth with a display on the east and west sides of the Main Concourse. The display’s nine panels showcase the Hall of Fame athletes in various sports as well as coaches, contributors and icons of the Bluegrass State. Those highlighted throughout the display include Denny Crum, Hillerich & Bradsby, Muhammad Ali, Adolph Rupp, Phil Simms, Dan Issel, Tom Jurich, Paul “Bear” Bryant, Pat Day, Tori Murden-McClure and many others. See the KAHF website for more information on the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.


Lost and Found

Items found before, during or after an event may be given to the KFC Yum! Center Security Office. Patrons may contact the facility at (502) 690-9000 to inquire about lost items. The KFC Yum! Center and its staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Lost Patron

The paging of patrons inside the KFC Yum! Center is not permitted during concerts, shows and other events at the facility. Please alert KFC Yum! Center guest services if a member of your party is lost during an event.

Lost or Stolen Tickets

The Ticket Office is unable to replace lost tickets. Stolen tickets purchased at the KFC Yum! Center Box Office can be replaced, provided the ticket holder has filed a police report and brings a copy to the Ticket Office. For stolen tickets purchased through Ticketmaster, patrons will have to contact Ticketmaster to have ticket replaced. Damaged tickets can be reprinted at the Ticket Office if the seating location is confirmed.


Media Credentials

Concert and Event Media Credentials
Media credentials for concerts and events are approved through the event promoter and tour publicist. Requests must be submitted via email to Sandra Moran, Marketing Director. At least one week prior to the event date. Consideration will only be given to requests made by accredited members of the media.

University of Louisville Sporting Event Media Credentials
Single-game credentials (press and photo) must be requested on company letterhead to the University of Louisville Media Relations Department, (502) 852-5863.


University of Louisville merchandise is available at the Cardinal Authentic Store located in the lobby of the arena.

Event merchandise is provided by individual shows. 

Message Boards

Fans interested in running a message on the video board during University of Louisville games should contact The University’s Media Relations Department, (502) 852-5863. For messages during all other events, contact Sandra Moran.


Norton Healthcare Plaza

The vast plaza outside the KFC Yum! Center offers free WiFi internet access. Before events, patrons can hang out on the plaza and enjoy pre-event festivities.

Norton Immediate Care Center

Norton Immediate Care Center is located in the main concourse of the arena. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.




The KFC Yum! Center has a convenient multi-level garage located under the facility. There are also many other parking options in the surrounding area. The KFC Yum! Center arena garage also has several handicap parking spots available for patrons.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not permitted inside the KFC Yum! Center:

  • Animals*
  • Backpacks 
  • Banners 
  • Briefcases 
  • Car seats
  • Firearms**
  • Illegal substances 
  • Large bags (bags/purses can be no larger than 14” x 14” x 6”)*
  • Laser Pens/Pointers 
  • Outside food or drink 
  • Professional Cameras/Detachable Lenses
  • Large Umbrellas are prohibitted. Small umbrellas that are kept inside a purse will be permitted. 
  • Video Cameras 

KFC Yum! Center management reserves the right to prohibit any item from entering the premises. All patrons and their belongings are subject to search prior to entry or once inside the building.

*Service animals are permitted. 
*Diaper bags and medical bags are permitted and subject to search

**During University of Louisville events, no firearms are permitted inside the venue. During all other events, firearms may be restricted at the discretion of the individual promoter. To find out the firearms policy for a specific show, please call the KFC Yum! Center at 502-690-9000 on the day of the show.

Public Transportation

TARC buses will give patrons close access to the KFC Yum! Center Arena.




For the safety of our patrons, re-entry is strictly prohibited.


Recycling receptacles’ are located throughout the arena.


The KFC Yum! Center has restrooms conveniently located throughout the arena. Staff members can help direct you to the closest location from your seats.


Second Street Plaza

The Second Street Plaza, located directly adjunct to the KFC Yum! Center and under the Clark Memorial Bridge from Main Street to River Road, underwent a $3 million transformation in the summer before the facility’s grand opening to better serve facility patrons and the community offering a more accessible connection to the riverfront. It is now an ideal location to host various outdoor festivals and celebrations complete with seating, plantings and ample pedestrian space. The $3 million transformation was funded with a $2.4 million Transportation Enhancement grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and $600,000 from the Louisville Metro Government. 


The KFC Yum! Center utilizes a staff of security officers and police officers in and around the facility, as well as video technology to enhance the safety and security of our guests, clients, and employees. The arena is staffed to meet the needs of the crowd as well as the requirements of the client.

See Something, Say Something

See AEG Safe, above.


The KFC Yum! Center is a non-smoking facility. We ask that all patrons refrain from smoking until after leaving your event.


Strollers are permitted inside the KFC Yum! Center but must be left near the entrance inside the lobby.


Suites are sold through the University of Louisville. Contact the University at (502) 852-5732. Or, for enquiries, contact our Premium Services Department.



Tablets are prohibited at all events.


Patrons may use a telephone at the Guest Service Office for emergencies.


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Large umbrellas are not permitted inside the KFC Yum! Center. Small umbrellas that are kept inside a purse will be allowed. 

University of Louisville Hall of Honor

The University of Louisville Hall of Honor is located in the main lobby of the KFC Yum! Center, the new home to the university’s men’s and women’s basketball programs and women’s volleyball programs. Featured in the Hall of Honor is a complete members listing of the University of Louisville Athletic Hall of Fame as well as an interactive display that offers biographical information and career highlights of each inductee. The school’s basketball history is traced through various displays on the men’s and women’s programs, memorabilia and other artifacts. Proudly displayed for patrons to enjoy are the 1980 and 1986 NCAA Men’s National Championship trophies and the 2009 NCAA Women’s National Championship Runner-Up trophy. 

Unruly Fans Text Program

Report violent or unruly fans by texting the KFC Yum! enter. Text issues to 69050 with “KFC YUM” in the body of the text along with a section and seat number and the issue.



Water Fountains

Sponsored by Louisville Water Company, water fountains are located in various parts of the KFC Yum! Center.


During University of Louisville events, no firearms are permitted inside the venue.

During all other events, firearms may be restricted at the discretion of the individual promoter. To find out the firearms policy for a specific show, please call the KFC Yum! Center at 502-690-9000 on the day of the show.

Website and Social Media

To learn more about the KFC Yum! Center, please visit these respective websites:


The KFC Yum! Center provides free Wifi for our guests inside the arena, and outdoors on the Norton Healthcare Plaza.

Will Call

Will Call is located at the KFC Yum! Center Ticket Office. Guests can pick up tickets from Will Call 90 minutes prior to event time.

The Will Call ticket window closes at varying times depending on the event. Guests needing to pick up Will Call tickets after the ticket window has closed must go to the Guest Services window to speak with a guest services representative.

When picking up tickets from Will Call, guests must have a picture ID.