arena authority http://wfpl.org en Arena Authority Chooses Manager for KFC YUM! Center http://wfpl.org/post/arena-authority-chooses-manager-kfc-yum-center <p>The new manager of the KFC YUM! Center will likely be a familiar partner.</p><p>The Arena Authority&rsquo;s executive committee has chosen Los Angeles&rsquo;s AEG Worldwide to enter into contract negotiations and replace the Kentucky State Fair Board. The company already books events in the center, which Arena Authority Chairman Larry Hayes said was a major reason for its selection.</p><p>The Arena Authority chose to disconnect from the state fair board earlier this year after a consulting firm said the state&rsquo;s operating costs were high.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:51:15 +0000 Devin Katayama 747 at http://wfpl.org Arena Authority Chooses Manager for KFC YUM! Center Arena Authority Wants New Management; Indiana Will Pay for East End Tunnel http://wfpl.org/post/arena-authority-wants-new-management-indiana-will-pay-east-end-tunnel <p>It&#39;s been a busy few months for the Kentucky Fair Board; most recently, the Arena Authority voted Monday to pursue new management for the YUM Center. The Courier-Journal&#39;s Marcus Green joined us on Friday&#39;s Byline to catch us up.</p><p>Later in the segment, Marcus was joined by the Indianapolis Star&#39;s Chris Sikich. Both reporters have covered the bridges project and they talked about the latest in bridge news.</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 674 at http://wfpl.org Arena Authority Seeks New Management for Yum Center http://wfpl.org/post/arena-authority-seeks-new-management-yum-center <p>The Louisville Arena Authority wants new management of the KFC Yum Center.</p><p>The authority voted today to look into dissolving its management agreement with the state fair board and inking a new deal with a private firm.</p><p>&ldquo;When you&#39;re trying to manage the Yum Center, the convention center and Freedom Hall, I think it&#39;s just hard to focus on controlling expenses at the arena because it&#39;s not their first priority,&quot; says Metro Council President and authority board member Jim King.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:03:16 +0000 Gabe Bullard 613 at http://wfpl.org Arena Authority Seeks New Management for Yum Center