Kentucky International Convention Center

The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), formerly called the Commonwealth Convention Center, is a large multi-use facility in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It, along with the Kentucky Exposition Center, hosts conventions for the Louisville area. It was built on the site of the Tyler Block and opened in 1977. The facility reopened in August 2018 after a two-year closure for a major expansion and renovation.[1][2]

Kentucky International Convention Center
LocationLouisville, Kentucky
Coordinates38°15′15.1″N 85°45′18.4″W / 38.254194°N 85.755111°W / 38.254194; -85.755111Coordinates: 38°15′15.1″N 85°45′18.4″W / 38.254194°N 85.755111°W / 38.254194; -85.755111
Former names
Commonwealth Convention Center
Enclosed space
 • Total space300,000

While the convention center does not have a permanent arena, it still has hosted various sporting events, including the 2002 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament and the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament from 1995 to 2000. It also hosted select University of Louisville women's basketball games from the 1989–90 season through 1992–93, and again in the 1994–95, 2000–01, and 2008–09 seasons.[3] One of the exhibit halls was temporarily turned into an arena, with seats for about 7,000.

This facility is not to be confused with the Louisville Gardens which was called the Convention Center or the Louisville Convention Center in the 1960s and 1970s until the Kentucky International Convention Center was being built in 1975 when the Louisville Gardens received its current name.

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  1. ^ "Traffic changes coming with convention center construction in downtown Louisville". Louisville, KY: WDRB. August 15, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "Kentucky International Convention Center to reopen on Monday". Louisville, KY: WDRB. August 5, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Records: Home/Attendance" (PDF). 2010–11 Louisville Cardinals Women's Basketball Media Guide. University of Louisville Sports information. p. 159. Retrieved March 5, 2011.

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