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October 14, 2020

Rupp Arena, Yum Center named future NCAA Tournament host sites

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm October 14, 2020 10/14/20

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The host sites for the 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026 NCAA Tournaments were just announced, and the road to the Final Four will come through both Louisville and Lexington. The Yum Center will host a regional in 2023, while Rupp will host the first and second rounds in 2025. Rupp is already scheduled to host…

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March 25, 2019

Vote for Rupp Arena over the Yum Center in USA Today’s Stadium Bracket

Drew Franklin 6:00pm March 25, 2019 3/25/19

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USA Today created a bracket to decide the best sports venue in America and Rupp Arena made the field as a 3-seed in the 32-stadium field. Rupp Arena’s opening round opponent? The KFC Yum Center in Louisville, the 6-seed in the Basketball Region. Rounds are decided by vote, so get over to USA Today to…

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July 19, 2017

UofL reaches new deal with the Yum Center through “shift in power”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm July 19, 2017 7/19/17

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For years, the University of Louisville has benefitted from a cushy deal with the KFC Yum Center, which continues to spiral more and more into debt. Is an end finally in sight? Wave 3 is reporting that tomorrow afternoon, UofL and the Louisville Arena Authority (which manages the Yum Center) will announce an amendment to UofL’s…

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January 9, 2017

The State will audit the Yum Center (finally)

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30am January 9, 2017 1/9/17

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And now, for an update on our neighbors down I-64. This morning, State Auditor Mike Harmon announced he will audit the Louisville Arena Authority, which manages the KFC Yum Center. According to the Courier-Journal, state lawmakers requested the audit in light of ongoing concerns about the arena’s financial future, specifically that the arena authority won’t be…

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December 21, 2016

KSR LIVE CAM: Courtside at the Yum Center

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:17pm December 21, 2016 12/21/16

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Nick Roush is courtside at the Yum Center to bring you the behind-the-scenes action in the minutes before tonight’s game. Enjoy:

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The Cats are making themselves at home in the Yum Center

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm December 21, 2016 12/21/16

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We’re five hours from tip-off, but a few hours ago, the Cats arrived at the Yum Center to go through their game day shootaround. Here are some shots via @KentuckyMBB of the Cats making themselves at home: In case you were curious, Malik Monk’s still on fire: Malik Monk … still on 🔥. pic.twitter.com/MYDRp7Seib – Kentucky…

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November 9, 2016

Governor Bevin says the Yum Center Lease with UofL Needs Adjustments

Nick Roush 6:51pm November 9, 2016 11/9/16

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In an interview with WDRB News, Governor Matt Bevin said the University of Louisville’s lease with the Yum Center needs to be changed.  The Governor believes it puts too much of a burden on taxpayers. “We owe it to the taxpayer and if the taxpayer’s on the hook — and they are in this instance —…

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April 29, 2016

Yum Center, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium voted worst stadium/arena names in the country

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00pm April 29, 2016 4/29/16

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After the Detroit Red Wings announced yesterday that their new arena would be named “Little Caesar’s Arena,” The Sporting News’ Colleen Thomas made a list of the worst stadium/arena names in sports. Not surprisingly, both of Louisville’s major sports venues made the list, the KFC Yum! Center and Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. “The KFC Yum! Center…

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March 23, 2016

Somebody has a little fun with the telestrater at the Yum Center

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:30pm March 23, 2016 3/23/16

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The Cats are out of the NCAA Tournament, but that doesn’t mean the BBN has stopped reppin’. Practice and press conferences are underway at the Yum Center for the South Regional today, and Eric Crawford snapped this pic of CBS’ telestrater (you know, the thing analysts draw on during replays), on which someone proudly drew “GO…

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November 10, 2015

Matt and Ryan survived the Yum Center last night (Tuesday Show Thread)

Drew Franklin 9:59am November 10, 2015 11/10/15

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Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond are alive and well after attending a Louisville basketball game in the KFC Yum! Center last night. Today they will tell tales from enemy territory, as well as lots of discussion on UK football and basketball. Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080. Listen to Kentucky Sports Radio…

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