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LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field to host 2017 ACC Baseball Tournament

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Slugger Field will play host to the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship for the first time in stadium history from Tuesday, May 23 – Sunday, May 28. Game times and ticket information will be available at a later date. The ACC Baseball Championship has been played since 1973 and will be played in the state of Kentucky and city of Louisville for the first time. The University of Louisville, which joined the ACC for baseball beginning in the 2015 season, will be the host school of the tournament. “We are thrilled to host to…


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Fischer Reveals LouisvilleKY’s Budget — $$ for Streets, Parks, Facilities

From Metro Government: Mayor Fischer unveils new budget that builds on city’s success, commits $23.5 million for road improvements Includes dollars for Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Northeast Library design, additional LMPD officers, new animal shelter, Waterfront Park expansion Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled his proposed city budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which builds upon the city’s success and devotes $23.5 million to paving streets and repairing roads and sidewalks, the largest such investment in a decade. The $822 million budget also devotes a significant investment — $2.5 million — to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; $3.4 million to build…


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The Bats are Back — It’s Opening Night in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats will return home from their season opening seven-game road trip, to begin the 17th home season of Bats’ baseball at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, April 14 at 7:05 p.m. Louisville will face the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Fans can enjoy $1 Bud and Bud Light drafts at the $1 Budweiser Beer Happy Hour on the Overlook Deck from 5:30-7:00 p.m. along with live music by the J.D. Shelburne Band. The first 1,000 fans 16-and-older will be given a Koozie presented by Etscorn Auto Collision. Also, Bats magnetic schedule will be given out at the…


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Louisville Ky to conduct full scale ‘active shooter’ drill Wednesday

EMERGENCY SERVICES TO CONDUCT AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EXERCISE March 8, 2016 Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to Attend Louisville, Ky.,  – Louisville Metro Emergency Services will be conducting a full scale Active Shooter Exercise on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 near Slugger Field between Main & Witherspoon and Preston & Jackson Streets.  Again, this will be a drill only with law enforcement and first responder agencies present. Emergency Services is requesting media presence at Preston & Witherspoon between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to report to the community the preparedness of Louisville Metro Government regarding this type of situation. We are honored to…


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Fischer Pushing for Soccer, Wants Stadium Site for Louisville City FC

It looks like packing the house at Slugger Field repeatedly has gotten the attention of city officials, and now Greg Fischer is looking at sites for a new soccer stadium that would also serve as a spot to attract tournaments for all ages. And Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, this week’s Rusty Satellite Show guest, has a new assignment at Louisville Forward. Here’s the news from the Mayor’s office.  LOUISVILLE (September 30, 2015) – Mayor Greg Fischer has asked the staff of Louisville Forward to begin working on plans to enhance the city’s current professional league soccer franchise while also exploring the potential…


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Louisville City falls 1-0 against Pittsburgh

From LouisvilleCityfc.com. Louisville, KY (August 29, 2015) — With a playoff berth on the line, Louisville City FC (13-5-6, 45 points) was defeated by the visiting Pittsburgh Riverhounds (10-9-5, 35 points) 1-0 in front of a regular season record 8,414 fans at Slugger Field Saturday night. The two top attacking units in all of USL were on exhibit, but one may not have known from the ironic and uncharacteristic displays put forth. The teams combined for only four total shots on goal, with Pittsburgh registering three and Louisville City one. Despite that odd fact, Louisville City would create multiple chances…


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Louisville City FC takes on Orlando City on home turf

Louisville, KY.,  — For the first time ever a Major League Soccer club will come to the Bluegrass State to take on Louisville City FC. First year MLS side Orlando City SC visits Slugger Field bringing their core group of players for the 7:30 PM showdown tonight at Louisville Slugger Field. Rookie sensation and first overall pick in the MLS Draft Cyle Larin, former MLS Cup Champion Aureillen Collin, as well as a number of other national and international stars have made the trip to the Derby City. Louisville City is coming off of a 3-1 victory over the Charleston…


Louisville City FC Faces a Tough Test From the West On Saturday

Louisville, Ky. – Following a dramatic 1-1 draw with Pittsburgh last Sunday, Louisville City FC enters its fifth game of the regular season against another new USL franchise and member of the Western Conference, the Tulsa Roughnecks. Louisville City will be looking to stay unbeaten and climb the ladder in the Eastern Conference standings when the two clubs meet on Saturday at 7:30 at Louisville Slugger Field. The Roughnecks (1-2-1 4pts) will come into the match with much momentum after a 4-3 victory over Seattle Sounders II. It was a match in which 4 different Tulsa players scored and broke…


Unbeatens Battle at Slugger – Louisville City vs. Rochester Thursday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. ––– An 11-day stretch with no regular season competition will end for Louisville City FC on Thursday at 7:30 when they take on the red-hot Rochester Rhinos at Louisville Slugger Field.It may be early in the season, but a lot is already on the line. A win for Louisville City FC would put them second in the Eastern Conference Table, while a win for Rochester would put them at the top. “A lot of people have been complimentary of our result at Richmond,” Coach James O’Connor said. “I think that is great and we can build on it.Rochester obviously…


Baseball Arrives at Slugger Field; Bats Opener is Thursday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats open the 2015 campaign with Opening Night on Thursday, April 9 at Louisville Slugger Field as they take on the Toledo Mud Hens. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. The season marks the 16th year of baseball at the corner of Preston and Main streets in downtown Louisville. Fans will be able to enjoy $1 Bud and Bud Light drafts at the Budweiser Beer Happy Hour on the Overlook Deck from 5:30 to 7 p.m. along with live music from the J.D. Shelburne Band. The first 2,500 paid admissions ages 21-and-over through the…