Why Lexington, Kentucky?
Everyone knows the Bluegrass is famous for horse racing, but there are so many other ways to satisfy your sports cravings while in the region. Home to the University of Kentucky, collegiate football and basketball attract nationwide attention. April through September you can experience America's favorite pastime with the Lexington Legends baseball team at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Lexington has women's rugby, roller derby, disc golf, the Bluegrass State Games and so many other indoor & outdoor activities! Amateur or professional, Lexington provides something to enjoy throughout the year in Central Kentucky!
Lexington is home to some pretty smart folks. Get in touch to see how one of our local experts in Sports can help make your event a big hit.
Executive Director, Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association
Area of Focus - USA Track & Field, Cross-Country
Hometown Host Testimonials
Tim King – President, USATF Association
Brooks Lundy – General Manager, Lexington Tennis Club
What Makes Us Unique
Sporting Events in Lexington, Kentucky
The one, the only, the Big Blue Nation. UK athletic facilities regularly host SEC and NCAA D1 Championships, and we’re well equipped to handle the crowds that come with that.
UK is far from the only game in town, of course. Transylvania University athletic facilities host Heartland and NCAA D3 Championships, too. Their downtown location is convenient for visitors.
Rupp Arena and the Central Bank Center are proud to be the home of the UK Men’s Basketball team and the KHSAA State Basketball Boys & Girls Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Championships.
This versatile facility that has spacious grounds, grandstand seating, a one mile dirt track, and half-mile gravel track. The perfect location for Truck Rallies, Tractor Pulls, Car Shows and more!
Masterson Station Park contains a National Championship-grade cross country course, hosting championships for the USA Track and Field Association and Southeastern Conference.
The versatile Kentucky Horse Park, located just north of town, has been used for major events of all types, from the World Equestrian Games to cross country, wrestling and cheerleading competitions.
“#9 among the Friendliest Cities in the U.S.”
- Conde Nast Traveler 2020
“Top 12 Destinations for a Nature Immersion Getaway”
- Luxury Travel Magazine
"One of the Best Weekend Getaways in the United States."
“Top 10 Bucket List Destination”
- USA Today
"#3 Safest City in America"
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Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is the largest public university in the state, educating...
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