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New Louisville arena: successful first year

With the University of Louisville basketball teams setting attendance records and plenty of fans queuing up for concert tickets, KFC Yum! Center is poised to turn a profit in its first year open. That basketball would benefit from a new downtown arena was a given, though the boost to the women’s program — attendance rose […]

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McCartney, Eagles to open new arenas

Two high-profile musical acts — Paul McCartney and the Eagles — are opening two high-profile arenas this fall. In Pittsburgh, Paul McCartney will be the first musical act to play Consol Energy Center, the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL). The show is scheduled for Aug. 18, well in advance of the season opener […]

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Yum Brands lands naming rights for Louisville arena

The new downtown Louisville arena will be known as KFC Yum! Center, as the locally based Yum! Brands and the Louisville Arena Authority come to an agreement on a 10-year, $13.5 naming-rights deal. The deal is considerably less than what the Louisville Arena Authority once envisioned in a naming-rights deal: at one point a figure […]

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