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From the world-famous Kentucky Derby and fierce rivalry of the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats, to the prestigious golf courses and scenic riding stables, Kentuckiana’s sports scene is one that is rich in variety and enthusiasm. Louisville is home to a number of first-rate sports centers that are enjoyed by athletes and spectators alike. Baseball fans and families will enjoy a Louisville Bats game at Louisville Slugger Field. Skateboarders and bikers can ride the ramps and bowls at Louisville Extreme Park. To further encourage residents to seek an active and healthy lifestyle, the area is full of options for other recreational activities including canoeing, ice skating, bowling, volleyball, rock climbing, and much more.



Churchill Downs
700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208

It is hard to think about Kentucky and not think about horse racing. Churchill Downs is world famous for hosting the "fastest two minutes in sports" the first Saturday in May each year with the annual running of the Kentucky Derby. While the Kentucky Derby is the track's most popular event, you can experience the thrill of Thoroughbred racing during the entire spring and fall meets. In recent years, Churchill Downs has also extended its schedule to include night racing on various days throughout the season. From the action on the track, to the ambiance of its historic grounds, it is no surprise as to why this legendary racetrack is one of the most hallowed shrines in American Sport.

Louisville Bats Baseball
401 E Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

The Louisville Bats Baseball Club is a Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The team's season runs from April through early September, with home games at Louisville Slugger Field. Special promotions and events, such as "$1 Hot Dog & Pepsi Night", "Kids Run the Bases", and firework shows, are often held during games making each trip to the ballpark unique and fun. The venue also houses a carousel and playground area for the kids to enjoy anytime.

Louisville City FC

Louisville City FC is a professional soccer club and one of the most recent additions to Kentuckiana's sports scene. The team plays in the United Soccer League, which is currently the third tier of the American soccer pyramid. Spectators can enjoy Louisville City FC home games at Lynn Family Stadium beginning around early April through October.

University of Louisville Cardinals

UofL sports offers fans quality collegiate competition to watch and enjoy, with 21 major men's and women's sports competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  


937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209

Freedom Hall is a multipurpose arena that is used for various sporting events, concerts, horse shows, circus performances and many more. The arena is on the grounds of the Kentucky Exposition Center which is where the Kentucky State Fair is held annually.

401 E Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Louisville Slugger Field is the home of the Louisville Bats baseball club, a Cincinnati Reds triple-A affiliate.  The unique design of Louisville Slugger Field includes a former train shed on the site which was incorporated into the stadium.  

1 Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202

The KFC Yum Center was completed in 2010 and became the new official home of the University of Louisville's men's and women's basketball teams as well as the men's and women's volleyball teams. The 22,000 seat arena is located in Downtown Louisville and is also used for various events including NCAA championships, concerts, gymnastics, ice skating shows, and many more performances. In 2013, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the KFC Yum! Center as one of the country’s top 10 arenas!

2800 S. Floyd Street, Louisville, KY 40209

Expanded into one of the most impressive stadiums in the country, Cardinal Stadium has built the reputation as a premier college football facility. The venue, which seats 60,000, is home to the UofL football program. In addition to the university's home games, the arena is commonly used for other sporting events, concerts, and more.

350 Adams St, Louisville, KY 40206

Lynn Family Stadium opened in 2020 and is home to the Louisville City FC soccer team.  It has already been named Greater Louisville Inc.'s Silver Fleur-De-Lis Award, named Business First Louisville's Commercial Real Estate Deal of the Year, and nominated for "Stadium of the Year" by StadiumDB. The venue is also available for concerts, festivals, and other community event.s



All About Kids Sports Complex
Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Swimming, Dance, Martial Arts, Basketball & Soccer

2531 Blankenbaker Parkway
Louisville, KY 40299

Iceland Sports Complex
Ice Skating & Hockey

1701 UPS Drive
Louisville, KY 40223

Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center
Lap Swim, Water Exercise & Swim Lessons

201 Reservoir Road
Louisville, KY 40206

Alpine Ice Arena
Ice Skating & Hockey

1825 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, KY 40205

Kentucky Gymnastics Academy

1920 Stanley Gault Parkway, #103
Louisville, KY 40223

MidAmerica Sports Center
Basketball & Volleyball

1906 Watterson Trail
Louisville, KY 40299

Baxter Jacks
Outdoor Sand Volleyball

427 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

Kingpin Lanes

9525 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40299

Mockingbird Valley Sports Complex
Indoor Soccer

3000 Mellwood Avenue
Louisville, KY 40207

Cave Country Canoes
Canoeing & Kayaking

112 West Main Street
Milltown, IN

Louisville Extreme Park (David Armstrong Extreme Park)
Outdoor Skateboarding, Inline Skating & Biking 

531 Franklin Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Ohio Valley Volleyball Center
Indoor Volleyball

1820 Taylor Avenue
Louisville, KY 40213

Champs Rollerdome
Roller-skating Rink

9851 La Grange Rd
Louisville, KY 40223

Louisville Tennis Club
Adult & Junior Tennis

2011 Herr Lane
Louisville, KY 40222

Open Range Sports
Indoor Gun Range & Paintball Arena

6401 Cross Keys Blvd
Crestwood, KY 40014

Defy Louisville
Extreme Air Sports Trampoline Park

100 Urton Ln Suite 101
Louisville, KY 40223

LXC Sports
Adult Coed Leagues - Various Sports

812 Lyndon Lane, Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40242

Indoor Rockclimbing

10901 Plantside Drive
Louisville, KY 40299


With nearly 100 Kentuckiana golf courses easily accessible by I-65, I-71, and I-64, hitting the links is never out of range. A variety of courses offer golf options for players of any level and for any budget. The area boasts a number of championship golf courses, public and private. Below is a list of some of the region's golf courses that residents enjoy. More golf options can be explored through Internet searches and golf directories.
Golf course

Bardstown Country Club
130 Maywood Ave
Bardstown, KY 40004

Cardinal Hills Golf Course
335 Starks Ln
Bedford, KY 40006

Champions Pointe
1820 Champions Club Lane
Henryville, IN 47126

Chariot Run Golf Club
8191 Chariot Run Dr SE
Laconia, IN 47135

Charlie Vettiner Golf Course
10207 Mary Dell Ln
Jeffersontown, KY 40299

Cherokee Golf Club
2501 Alexander Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Covered Bridge
12510 Covered Bridge Rd
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Crescent Hill
3110 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, KY 40206

Doe Valley Golf Club
540 Valley Greens Rd
Brandenburg, KY 40108

Eagle Creek Golf Course
2820 S Highway 53
La Grange, KY 40031

Henry County Country Club
2200 Campbellsburg Rd
New Castle, KY 40050

Hidden Creek Golf Club
4975 Utica Sellersburg Rd
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Iroquois Golf Course
1501 Rundill Rd
Louisville, KY 40214

Long Run Golf Course
1605 Flat Rock Rd
Louisville, KY 40245

My Old Kentucky Home
668 Loretto Rd
Bardstown, KY 40004

Nevel Meade Golf Course
3123 Nevel Meade Dr
Prospect, KY 40059

Old Capital Golf Club
1605 Highway 62 NE
Corydon, IN 47112

Oldham County Country Club
1870 Country Club Lane
La Grange, KY 40031

Quail Chase Golf Club
7000 Cooper Chapel Road
Louisville, KY 40229

Seneca Golf Course
2300 Pee Wee Reese Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

Shawnee Golf Course
460 Northwestern Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40212

Shelbyville Country Club
47 Smithfield Rd
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Sun Valley Golf Course
6505 Bethany Ln
Valley Station, KY 40272

Tanglewood Golf Course
245 Tanglewood Ct
Taylorsville, KY 40071

The Crossings
205 Letts Rd
Brooks, KY 40109

Valley View Golf Club
3748 Lawrence Banet Rd
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

Weissinger Hills Golf Club
2240 Mount Eden Rd
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Wooded View Golf Course
2404 Greentree N
Clarksville, IN 47129