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Meet Lexington, Kentucky


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.

Tom Bower

Leading Athletics and KBC Hoops, Co-Founder

Area of Focus: Youth Basketball Tournaments

Jamie Legate

Coordinator of Operations, University of Kentucky Athletics

Area of Focus: Athletic Events and NCAA Championships

Eric Patrick Marr

Race Director, Run the Bluegrass

Area of focus: Running, Races

Frank Miklavcic

Executive Director, Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association

Area of Focus: USA Track & Field, Cross-Country

Michael Ortman

The Academy Volleyball

Area of Focus: Volleyball, coaching, schools

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 University of 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.

Transylvania University

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

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.

Red Mile Gaming and Racing

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

Masterson Station Park contains a National Championship-grade cross country course, hosting championships for the USA Track and Field Association and Southeastern Conference.

Kentucky Horse Park

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"

- SafeWise

Meet Your Personal Sales and Service Representative

John Pohl Director of Sports and Equine Sales

Sports and Equine

Featured Unique Venues

From unique to unexpected, choose a venue that makes your meeting truly one-of-a-kind.

Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena

425 W. High Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 233-4567

This newly renovated downtown complex features 100,000 square feet of contemporary exhibit space, 16...

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY, 40511
(859) 233-4303

Dedicated to man's relationship with the horse, the Kentucky Horse Park is unlike any other park in...

Masterson Station Park

3051 Leestown Road, Lexington, KY, 40511
(859) 288-2972

This Park has wide open spaces, shelters, picnic tables, a soccer complex, a playground and a...

Keeneland Racecourse

4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY, 40510
(859) 254-3412

With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is...

Featured Attractions

Lexington is a special place. Give your attendees a uniquely Lexington experience they’ll rave about for years to come.

University of Kentucky

160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY, 40508

Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is the largest public university in the state, educating...

Transylvania University

300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 233-8300

Transylvania University, located in the heart of downtown Lexington, is a top-ranked private liberal...

Canoe Kentucky

7323 Peaks Mill Road, Frankfort, KY, 40601
(502) 227-4492

Paddle down the Kentucky Elkhorn Creek in a canoe, kayak or raft! Whitewater trips and float trips...

Destination Industries and Experts By Market Segment

We have something to offer groups and meetings of all types from religious to medical, equine, and more.