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Top recording artists Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, Maroon 5 and many, many more have visited the KFC Yum! Center since its opening in 2010. Have you?

The KFC Yum! Center, managed by ASM Global, has achieved great success since opening in 2010 by attracting high profile events to Louisville. The arena was ranked 50th worldwide and 24th in the U.S. in Pollstar Magazine’s 2017 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. For more information on how to schedule an event at the facility click here.


ASM Global was formed in October 2019 from the merger of AEG Facilities, the global innovator in live entertainment venues, and SMG, the gold standard in event management. ASM Global is a venue management powerhouse that spans five continents, 14 countries and more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibit centers, and performing arts venues.

As the world’s most trusted venue manager, ASM Global provides venue strategy and management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. Among the venues in our portfolio are landmark facilities such as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Conference Centre in Shenzhen, China. ASM Global also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies.


The Louisville Arena Authority was created in 2005 under the direction of then Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher, and oversees the financial process of the KFC Yum! Center. The Arena Authority guided the development, financing and construction process of the $238 million arena. It also selected the financing, construction, design and management partners, which includes AEG Facilities as the current managing and operating entity.


KFC Yum! Center Facts

By the Numbers

1.5 Number of acres of the plaza

2 Number of club lounges

4 Number of party suites

5 Number of meeting rooms

4 Miles of fiber optic cable

5 Number of auxiliary locker rooms

5 Number of star dressing rooms

7 Number of acres of land on which facility is built

7 Number of levels

9 Number of escalators

28 Number of entry doors

44 Number of exit doors

75 Total number of restrooms

70 Number of premium boxes

72 Number of luxury suites

127 Number of local firms (Kentucky and Indiana) awarded construction work on the

212 Wheelchair accessible seats and 212 companion seats available during
basketball games

176 Total number of points of sale concessions

300 Capacity for media connections (outlets and wireless) in press room

411 Total number of flat screen televisions (number includes 90 menu boards)

560 Total amount of square footage of LED/HD video board on the plaza

760 Number of parking spaces in the facility garage

2,500 Square footage of Cardinal Authentic, the retail store located inside

8,750 Square footage of sports bar on the Main Concourse overlooking the Ohio

9,000 Number of light fixtures

11,000 Seating capacity for half house events

12,200 Approximate number of parking spaces within a 10-minute walk to arena

14,000 Total amount of square footage of the grand lobby

17,500 Seating capacity for end stage concerts

22,090 Seating capacity for basketball and center stage concerts

33,926 Total square footage of four meeting rooms

40,000 Weight (in pounds) of the center-hung scoreboard

58,655 Total square footage of exterior glass panels

721,762 Total square footage