August 23, 2011 - 9:00am
For the past couple of months I've been occasionally throwing out iconic athletes from Louisville. Sports legends of the Ville I called the series. But, I'd like to add to that series, sports legends of a different variety; the iconic buildings and arenas that made the city's historic sports past what it is today.
What better place to start the landmark edition of Sports Legends of the Ville than Freedom Hall? Opened in 1956, Freedom Hall was a building that was beyond it’s time. Ironically though, the building itself didn’t open to house basketball games; as so many remember it today....
August 16, 2011 - 9:00am
For years now I haven't thought much about those plaques that sit around the fair and expo center. However, I recently discovered these plaques represent more than pictures of great Kentucky sports figures.
For about thirty years the hall has been a way to support Kosair as well as the men and women that display sportsmanship in athletic endeavors.
January 31, 2011 - 2:30pm
The NBA-to-Louisville discussions have been heating up lately — a team may have already moved to town by the time you read this!
This article appears in the January 2011 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.
July 29, 2012 - 6:58pm
With Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin making a stop at the Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall this Friday, I found it fitting to share some facts about the last time Led Zeppelin played Louisville (April 25, 1977).
Thanks to ledzeppelin.com and the Courier-Journal, I was able to find detailed accounts of the supergroup's last night in Louisville more than 30 years ago. SET LIST
November 2, 2010 - 4:30pm
If you missed the October 31 Cardinals Exhibition Game at the KFC Yum! Center, here is a toe-to-toe comparison of the fan experience at the new arena versus Freedom Hall. Learn what you can expect when you get to attend a game at the new arena.
Sunday's University of Louisville exhibition game was the team's first game (though not official) at the new KFC Yum! Center. As a long time Cardinals fan, I was excited to experience the new venue, but was overcome with a bit of nostalgia and some mixed emotions at the experience of the new arena...