Rugby America’s Aspiration
The U.S. team sings the national anthem ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Kobe Misaki Stadium against England in Kobe, Japan. The U.S. will host the 2031 Rugby World Cup for the first time in program history. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

A Decade of Big Events on Tap in United States

For the next decade, there may not be a season where a sports fan cannot enjoy a major international sporting event to travel to within the United States. This past summer alone saw World Athletics host the world track-and-field championships in the United States for the first time at the renovated Hayward Field in Eugene, […]

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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 Named Host City for Inaugural USL Summer Showcase

Louisville, Kentucky, will host the inaugural USL Summer Showcase, a multi-day celebration of soccer and the United Soccer League highlighting its role in shaping the game’s future throughout the country. Soccer executives from around the United States will convene in Louisville for the event, which includes the USL annual mid-year meetings, community events and partner […]

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Louisville Sports Commission Promotes Greg Fante to President and CEO

Greg Fante, a 15-year veteran of the Louisville Sports Commission, will be promoted to president and chief executive officer effective February 2023. The sports commission’s board of directors voted unanimously to elevate Fante, who currently serves as vice president of sports development. Fante will take on the new role following the retirement of CEO Karl […]

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Louisville Awarded Five USA Track & Field National Championship Events in 2023 and 2024

USA Track & Field has awarded five national championships between 2023 and 2024 to the city of Louisville that tourism officials believe will bring in 14,000 athletes and an approximate $10.4 million in economic impact. The Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center, now in its second year of operation, will host the 2023 USATF National […]

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Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center Hires David Patrone

David Patrone has been hired by the Louisville Urban League and ASM Global to engage with Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center staff on event programming and business development for the new track-and-field venue. “Our desire from the very beginning was to bring a truly world-class venue to the west end of Louisville,” said Sadiqa […]

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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 Tees Up 2023 African American Golf Event

Louisville will host the African American Golf Expo & Forum scheduled for August 25-30, 2023, becoming the focal point for a week-long event featuring a golf scramble, education sessions, networking events and professional job opportunities in the golf industry. Louisville will be the third city to host an estimated 1,000 event attendees. The primary goal […]

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