KFC Yum! Center

12:01 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Fischer, U of L Athletic Director Trade Jabs Over NBA Talks


Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich are squabbling over talks of bringing an NBA franchise to the city.

Recently, Fischer met with business leaders and local boosters about the prospect of bringing professional basketball to the KFC Yum Center. The downtown arena has been facing financial troubles, and the parent company of the current arena manager—Anschults Entertainment Group (AEG)—has announced plans to sell the subsidiary.

But as The Courier-Journal's Tom Sullivan reports, Jurich took exception to Fischer holding a meeting about bringing the NBA to Louisville without including the arena's main tenant.

"(Mayor Fischer) is a guy full of signals,” Jurich told the newspaper. "He needs to work a little bit more with transparency. He likes to throw that word (transparency) around, but you need to practice what you preach."

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Local News
10:51 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Arena Authority Chooses Manager for KFC YUM! Center

Los Angeles based AEG Worldwide has been chosen to enter into contract negotiations with the Arena Authority.
Amanda Donhoff WFPL

The new manager of the KFC YUM! Center will likely be a familiar partner.

The Arena Authority’s executive committee has chosen Los Angeles’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.

The Arena Authority chose to disconnect from the state fair board earlier this year after a consulting firm said the state’s operating costs were high.

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Local News
3:44 pm
Sat June 16, 2012

Myriad Challenges for Yum! Center, Fair Board, and East End Tunnel Financing

Friday on Byline we took a broad look at a number of stories pertaining to the KFC Yum!

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