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Meet Lexington, Kentucky

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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!

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John Pohl Director of Sports and Equine Sales

Sports and Equine

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."

- AFAR

“Top 10 Bucket List Destination”

- USA Today

"#3 Safest City in America"

- SafeWise

LEXPERT SPOTLIGHT

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.

Frank Miklavcic

Executive Director, Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association

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

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

430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 233-4567

This downtown complex includes a hotel, retail center and convention and meeting facilities, a...

Kentucky Horse Park

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

Note March 17, 2020: The Kentucky Horse Park is open. Admission and parking fees are waived. Please...

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
859-257-3829

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, Kentucky, is a top-ranked...

Canoe Kentucky

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

Note March 18, 2020: Canoe Kentucky is currently still offering a bit of healthy relief with some...

Horse Farm Tours

Various locations, Lexington, KY,
(859) 233-7299

With advance planning there are a number of ways to get on Lexington's most famous private farms,...

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