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Freedom Hall, Louisville

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Freedom Hall is a multipurpose arena in Louisville, Kentucky, on the grounds of the Kentucky Exposition Center, which is owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is best known for its use as a basketball arena, serving as the home of the University of Louisville Cardinals men's team from 1956 to 2010, the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association from 1970 until the ABA-NBA merger in June 1976, and the Louisville Cardinals women's team from its inception in 1975 to 2010. Freedom Hall's last regular tenant was the Kentucky Stickhorses of the North American Lacrosse League, who used it from 2011 until the team folded in 2013.The arena lost its status as Kentuckiana's main indoor sporting and concert venue when the downtown KFC Yum! Center opened in 2010. It is still used regularly, however, hosting concerts, horse shows, conventions, and basketball games.
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  • September 20, 2017
    The building is old and some of the seats are uncomfortable and they keep it cold. However, it is perfect for our show horses . There is nothing like going down the tunnel to the green shavings.  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    Usually go here in latter part of August to attend the Saddlebred World Championship Show. This year also got to attend some of the State Fair while waiting for show to start. Having sat in different ...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    So much history but was always ruined by the fair board(UK fans). So glad UofL has the YUM center. Place is old and is showing its age.  more »

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