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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Swan’s Song and Seven Sense, Flugtag, and Birthdays

Ready for your final free weekend before football season? There’s plenty to do, starting with the Flugtag experience down at the Waterfront, where 40 groups will push their crafts off the edge of a 22-foot high platform. If history is any indication, most will promptly dive into the Ohio River, like those paper airplanes you used to try to fly across the room during Algebra class. For details, check out last week’s Rusty Satellite Show podcast here with Bill DeReamer. Which is also a place to hear about Saturday’s big party on Preston, the Seven Sense Festival, featuring 40 bands,…


Thorton Center for Academic at UofL

Cardinals Celebrate new LouisvilleKY Thorntons Center of Excellence Grand Opening

  Photos by Michelle Hutchins via www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its Thorntons Academic Center of Excellence, an impressive space for its student-athletes which is located beneath the Norton Terrace at the south end of the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.   “It may be the finest facility that we’ve built and certainly one of the most important projects we’ve taken on during my time at Louisville,” said Tom Jurich, Vice President and Director of Athletics.  “It’s a student-first building that touches all 23 of our sports programs.  We sincerely appreciate…


Pokemon Go Night

Bats and Pokemon pair up this weekend at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field

LOUISVILLE BATS TO HOST PAIR OF POKÉMON GO NIGHTS LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats will host a pair of Pokémon Go nights this weekend at Louisville Slugger Field. On both Friday (6-9 p.m.) and Saturday (5-8 p.m.) night, fans can come to the ballpark and be guaranteed to catch Pokémon. The stadium will have three PokéStops and each will be lured for three hours both nights. The lures will begin when gates open (6 p.m.Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday) and last for three hours. Fans who wish to purchase tickets for Pokémon Night may purchase them online at www.batsbaseball.com and earn $2…


Louisville soccer FC fire

Study confirms soccer-specific stadium needed for continued soccer growth in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – A study conducted by Convention, Sports & Leisure and Legends and released last week by Louisville Forward confirms that a soccer-specific stadium is needed to maintain and grow professional soccer in Louisville. “While Louisville Slugger Field has been a good first home for professional soccer, we must remain competitive, and sharing fields is not sustainable,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Louisville City Football Club is off to a great start, and we must embrace the growing demand for soccer in our city and strategically prepare for long-term growth.” The Mayor added that, “Having vibrant arts, sports, entertainment and…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Deer Me at Perry Park, Talking a Dive Bar, Vegan Jerky and the Doctor of Dunk

Greetings from Perry Park, Ky., an amazing little resort an hour or so northeast of Louisville. Home of a fine 27-hole golf course, a small hotel and a restaurant, all of which have been here a while. The logo includes a picture of a deer, and the three courses have names like Antlers and Buckskin, but we had no idea that when we walked outside at dusk we would see, not kidding, more than 50 deer wandering around the fairways. Amazing. If you’re looking for a nice getaway that includes golf, try this place. We found it looking for a…


Crawford Gym

LouisvilleKY’s legendary Crawford Gym at UofL getting a big party before demolition

UofL to celebrate Crawford Gym, former players Historic gym to give way to modern classroom building LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For years, Crawford Gym was the site of intense practices and legendary summer afternoon pick-up games featuring Louisville’s best college and professional basketball players. It also housed the Cardinal swim teams and served thousands of students who took classes and competed in intramural sports ranging from racquetball to volleyball. Now the historic structure, built in 1963, is coming down in mid-August to make way for a new academic building – and the University of Louisville invites fans to help send it out in style. UofL will pay tribute…


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2016 Voyageur Canoe World Championship kicks off in LouisvilleKY Saturday

PRESENTED BY YUM! BRANDS AND MAYOR GREG FISCHER, SET FOR JULY 30 First Race-Media Race 2PM Canoe race on the Ohio River will benefit Dare to Care Food Bank   Louisville, KY, June 9, 2016 – The 2016 Voyageur Canoe World Championship, presented by Yum! Brands and Mayor Greg Fischer, will be held July 30, 2016, at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.  The event will feature over 30 Voyageur Canoes racing on the Ohio River to claim the 2016 World Championship featuring a picnic atmosphere!  Yum! Brands is presenting the event with supporting sponsorship from Gordon Food Service, Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, and…


Pokemon Churchill Downs

LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum getting in on Pokemon Go

Come capture Pokémon at the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack with a limited-time, exclusive access Pokémon Go Tour Photos from Churchill Down’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 18, 2016) – Join the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack on your quest to catch ‘em all! Get ready to capture Pokémon under the Twin Spires and hatch your incubating eggs as our resident Pokémon Go experts guide you to PokéStops and gyms scattered across the Museum and historic Churchill Downs!  You’ll have a chance to explore five PokéStops and two gyms, with exclusive access to the stops inside the gates that are currently not available…


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It’s Christmas in July at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field this week

LOUISVILLE BATS TO HOST CHRISTMAS IN JULY, TOYS FOR TOTS TOY DRIVE LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return from the All-Star Break with a four-game series at Louisville Slugger Field against the Indianapolis Indians beginning Thursday, July 14. The series will feature two Reds’ rehab starters pitching for the Bats, Homer Bailey (Friday) and Tim Adleman (Saturday). Saturday, the Bats will host a Christmas in July game and also wear Ugly Christmas Sweater jerseys that will be auctioned off at www.bats.milbauctions.com. The auction will begin on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. and will end on Wednesday July 27 at 10:00…


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LouisvilleKY baseball fans get a quick two-game set from the Bats

BATS TO HOST QUICK TWO-GAME SET WITH COLUMBUS LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return home for a quick two-game series against the Columbus Clippers on Thursday and Friday. Thursday, Homer Bailey will start for the Bats with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.   Thursday will be the locally known Budweiser Game Time Happy Hour with $1 Bud and Bud Light from 5:30-7 p.m. on the Overlook Deck. Live music will be performed by Timmy & Scharfe from5:30-6:25 p.m.   Friday there will be a Louisville Slugger Mini Bat giveaway to the first 1,000 children 12 & under presented by Louisville…