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About KFC Yum! Center

KFC Yum! Center

The KFC Yum! Center is a multi-purpose venue that serves as the primary home of the Louisville Cardinals men’s and women’s basketball teams. It’s named after Yum! Brands, which is the parent company of fast-food chain KFC. The venue opened in 2010 and is located in downtown Louisville on the banks of the Ohio River and five miles from the University of Louisville campus. With a capacity of 22,090 fans, the KFC Yum! Center is the second-largest college basketball arena in the country.

Where are the Best Places to Sit at the KFC Yum! Center

The best places to sit during a basketball game at the KFC Yum! Center are the Premium Boxes in sections 204-217 and the Terrace Seats in sections 209-212. These sections come with special amenities not available for every fan in attendance. They are also slightly elevated to give a clear view of the entire court. To be as close as possible to the court, the best seats available are sections 105-107 and 115-117, which are part of the Sideline Club and also come with special amenities, including access to a sound and a private restroom. In the upper level of the arena, sections 307-309 and 322-324 provide the best vantage point for watching the game.

Tips for Visiting the KFC Yum! Center

Try not to show up to the KFC Yum! Center late or go directly to your seat after arriving. Take a minute to admire the beautiful glass facade at the front of the arena. Also, make sure you have time to take at least one lap around the concourse. The entire concourse has a glass exterior, providing great views of downtown Louisville and the Ohio River. There are also pictures and other Louisville memorabilia around the concourse, giving visitors a little history lesson.

Food to Try at the KFC Yum! Center

As you’d expect from the KFC Yum! Center, there are many Yum! Brands concession options inside the arena, including KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut. However, there are plenty of other options for people with more adventurous tastes. The Gateway Grill offers a Meatball Sub, Mac and Cheese Bites, and a Chicken Caesar Flatbread. The arena also includes a build-your-own-sub station, and mac and cheese & hot dog bar, and plenty of places to find burgers, mozzarella sticks, nachos, and other traditional concession options. There are also plenty of drink options at the KFC Yum! Center, including a Bourbon Bar on the main level of the arena.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is KFC Yum! Center located?

KFC Yum! Center is located in downtown Louisville on the banks of the Ohio River and five miles from the University of Louisville campus.

What kind of events does KFC Yum! Center host?

As a multi-purpose venue, KFC Yum! Center events are always exciting. It regularly hosts basketball games, as well as concerts and other events. 

Which team is playing at KFC Yum! Center?

The stadium is primarily used as the home of the Louisville Cardinals men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Where can I park for free at KFC Yum! Center?

There are plenty of parking spaces available for KFC Yum! Center events, there is a multi-level garage to park at, or alternatively, there are 21,000 available parking spaces within five blocks of the arena. 

What is the seating capacity of KFC Yum! Center?

KFC Yum! Center sporting events can host up to 22,090 cheering fans. 

Who owns KFC Yum! Center?

KFC Yum! Center is owned by the Louisville Arena Authority.

How do I get to KFC Yum! Center using public transport?

Fans wishing to reach KFC Yum! Center events by public transport are in luck. From several bus routes to biking and taxi services fans have a number of options at their disposal.