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Louisville to Host 2023 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships

The University of Louisville will host the 2023 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships from February 23­–25, 2023, at the ASM Global-managed Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center. “We are thrilled that yet another prestigious championship event has chosen the NortonHealthcare Sports and Learning Center as its host,” said Louisville Urban League President and Chief […]

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Nick Kopka and MiKayla Morton Join Louisville Sports Commission

The Louisville Sports Commission has hired Nick Kopka and MiKayla Morton to join the staff, and promoted longtime Vice President Julie Howell to chief revenue officer. Kopka will take over as director of event operations and Morton will serve as manager of events and programs. “The skill sets and experience that Nick Kopka and Mikayla […]

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Louisville Sports Commission CEO Karl F Schmitt Jr. to Retire in February 2023

Louisville Sports Commission President and Chief Executive Officer Karl F. Schmitt Jr. has announced that he will retire in February 2023 after leading the organization for the past 12 years. “It’s been a great run, a labor of love,” Schmitt said. “Our team is amazing. I look forward to working with them for another 12 […]

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Louisville Sports Commission Launches Community Grant Program

The Louisville Sports Commission in Kentucky has helped launch a grant program for youth sports that the organization hopes could become a national model for other destinations in the future. The sports commission will partner with Gill Holland, the Sociable Weaver Foundation and the Humana Foundation on the effort that will be named the SportsFun(d). The […]

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New Louisville Indoor Track Announces First Events

The new Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center indoor track-and-field venue in Louisville, Kentucky, has announced its first events, beginning February 17, 2021. Louisville Urban League, which built the center, and ASM Global, which will manage the space, announced that the University of Louisville Cardinal Invitational will be the launch event, followed by the KTCCCA […]

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The University of Oregon is nearing completion on a complete rebuilt of historic Hayward Field that was set to host the 2020 Olympic Trials. Rendering: TrackTown USA

A Sport Staying on Track

Life moves fast in the running world, and that’s as true in 2020 as ever. More than 30 million Americans compete in track and field, and there are plenty of spruced-up and new venues to keep running organizers inspired. In Japan, robots are taking over—at least when it comes to some Olympic activities once reserved for […]

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Louisville to Host First Esports Tournament

Louisville, Kentucky, will host its first esports competition, a collegiate and high school student event in partnership between AllMid, an esports event producer, and the Louisville Sports Commission. The inaugural ACE Esports Championship will be staged April 18–19 on the University of Louisville campus. ACE is being billed as the first student-focused esports event held […]

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