KFC Yum Center Hotels
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U0.4 miles from KFC Yum Center ( 5 mins )
&8 mins on foot
6- Randi Kay W: Very friendly staff and very nice hotel!
U0.5 miles from KFC Yum Center ( 4 mins )
&11 mins on foot
6Featured Review- Sandy C: The hotel staff was very helpful. They had great security. The room was fabulous. (show more)

Pros: Downtown, near attractions

Cons: Nothing

The hotel staff was very helpful. They had great security. The room was fabulous. I would book a stay there again.

U0.3 miles from KFC Yum Center ( 3 mins )
&6 mins on foot
6Featured Review- Ron M: Great staff, room service, etc. well worth the price. Love the proximity to all the downtown nite life. (show more)

Pros: Sports Bar & Fine Dining Restaurant on 1st floor

Cons: $20 to park on site - No big deal

Great location, went to Yum Center to see Katt Williams. Great staff, room service, etc. well worth the price. Love the proximity to all the downtown nite life. Great place.

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U0.3 miles from KFC Yum Center ( 5 mins )
&8 mins on foot
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Pros: The place was clean, comfortable and homey.

Cons: I wish there was a bathtub.

When I walked in the room felt very nice. I loved how it felt - that is very important to me. The location was very nice, close to the highway and close to the KFC Yum Center. Management was very nice!

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U0.4 miles from KFC Yum Center ( 6 mins )
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6Featured Review- Carol J: Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean. Breakfast buffet was attractive with a lot of variety. Easy to get to from the interstate. (show more)

Pros: Excellent

Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean. Breakfast buffet was attractive with a lot of variety. Easy to get to from the interstate.

U0.3 miles from KFC Yum Center ( 5 mins )
&8 mins on foot
6- Louis: Exactly what I expected for the money. Clean room - everything worked. Friendly service. Pratical, not plush!
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Venue Information

What's the best way to get to the KFC Yum! Center?

The nearest TARC public buses stop at 4th and West Main, Market and South 2nd, and West Jefferson at South 1st. From any of these stops, the KFC Yum! Center is just around the corner.

Is there any parking?

Though the venue encourages you to take public transportation, there is a multi-level garage beneath the KFC Yum! Center. If you'd like to park here, it's highly recommended you reserve your spot through the venue website. There is also plenty of parking in the neighborhood, with 21,000 parking spots within five blocks of the arena, 19,000 more in garages and in surface lots, and more than 2,200 on-street spaces.

How much are drinks/food at the KFC Yum! Center?

Most snacks run in the $4 to $5 range, while entrees are closer to $9 to $11. Most beer is around $6.50 to $8.

What kind of food and drink can visitors expect?

You'll find classic American fare here, from foot-long corn dogs to hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, sausage, nachos, pretzels, and yes, even the occasional veggie burger. Canned and draft domestic beer is available.

Does the venue have WiFi? Is it free?

Upload away! WiFi is free throughout the arena and outdoors on the Norton Healthcare Plaza.

What time do doors normally open?

Doors typically open 1.5 to 2 hours before the event.

Any other important information visitors should know?

Worried about the nearby Ohio River flooding into the arena? Don't be! The arena is part-stadium, part-flood wall. That said, if it's raining hard, the surrounding areas might be difficult to navigate, so plan accordingly.

Near the venue

What's the surrounding area like?

The KFC Yum! Center is located right on the Ohio River, which you can spot through the windows of the Woodford Reserve Club. It also happens to be smack in the middle of downtown, placing you right near the hubbub.

How can I spend the day in Louisville before heading to an event?

Churchill Downs

As the home to the world famous Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs is a must-visit for all horse racing fans around 40 minutes from the KFC Yum! Center by public transportation. Head there on a race day, or hop on over to the Kentucky Derby Museum to learn more about the event's storied history.

Waterfront Park

Located just next to the KFC Yum! Center is the 72-acre Waterfront Park. With green spaces and walkways galore, you'll find plenty of ways to stretch your legs. Our personal favorite, however, is the Big Four Bridge, which is lit by alternating colored lights during the nighttime. Bike or walk over it for an up close view.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

As America's pastime, the sport of baseball is already full of myths and legends. Few, however, more so than the legendary Louisville Slugger, the bat that has hit so many homeruns. Here at the Museum and Factory, just 15 minutes' walk from the KFC Yum! Center, you can examine famous bats used by such sluggers as Mickey Mantle, and stand behind home plate to try your own luck at hitting 90 mph fast balls.

Muhammad Ali Center

If you're a fan of the Great Cassius Clay, this is the perfect destination for learning more about the man behind the name-and the principles that drive him. You can even step into the ring to see what the world is like from a boxer's perspective. The Muhammad Ali Center is within 10 minutes' walk of the KFC Yum! Center.

Where are the best places to eat and drink near the KFC Yum! Center?

Bluegrass Brewing Co.

Situated just round the corner from the venue, head to this Louisville institution to fortify yourself before the game or celebrate afterwards with fresh draft beer and a burger, a sandwich, or a salad.


You may have caught famed chef, Edward Lee, on any number of cooking shows, but now you can catch him at the Milkwood, located in the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Stop by here for a pre-game or concert cocktail and perhaps some caviar.

The Original Impellizzeri's Pizza

Sure, you could grab a slice of pizza in the Yum! Center, but you'd do just as well picking up a slice at Impellizzeri's as you leave the game. Located right next to the stadium, you'll find pasta, salad, breadsticks and more in addition to the usual pizzeria fare.

What other events happen in the city?

The Kentucky Derby is held every May, so make sure to pack your fancy hat if you're headed to Louisville then. Less famous is Lebowski Fest, a traveling festival that hits Louisville every. As a celebration of the movie and the culture it espouses, there is a screening of the film, a bowling party, costume and trivia contests, and white Russians everywhere you turn.

Editor's Picks


Four Points By Sheraton Louisville Airport

Located just half a mile from the airport and a quick drive to the concert venue, the Four Points by Sheraton Louisville Airport is the most convenient of all hotels near the KFC Yum! Center. The well-appointed rooms include microwaves and mini-fridges, and a pool, fitness room, lounge, and restaurant are all available for exercise and relaxation.

Top Rated

Comfort Inn Southwest Louisville

Not far from the beauty of Iroquois Park, the Comfort Inn Southwest Louisville is a comfortable setting for your trip to Louisville. With a coin laundry, health club, sauna, and free hot breakfast buffet you'll feel right at home. Just remember not to wear your pajamas to breakfast.


Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport

You'll be settling into your room in no time at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville, located just a hop skip and a jump away from the airport. The amenities here are state-of-the-art, including landscaped indoor patios that will convince you you're in the middle of a park. With the zoo, the university, and Churchill Downs nearby and downtown only 7-miles away, you'll find more than enough to do while you wait for the concert or game.

KFC Yum Center Reviews

This venue is ranked #4 of 16 rated venues in Louisville


OVERALL AVERAGE SCORE: Wonderful | 4.5 out of 5

from 11 reviews
90% Recommend

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Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , West Lafayette

Pros: Very clean.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Ooltewah
Sun, 9 March 2014

Will definitely be back.

Pros: Great place. Great venue.

Disappointing | 2 out of 5

BY: , Fairfield, Ohio
Wed, 21 August 2013

Floor seating was so far back that it made stadium seating really far back. I would advise people to buy stadium seats to the left or right on the stage.

Pros: Bruno Mars was awesome.
Cons: Overpriced seating - paid $500.00 for 2 seats in section 111 row AA.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Hershey
Mon, 8 July 2013

Great Eagles concert. Clean; friendly staff. Easy walk from motel. Food was affordable. If I'm ever in Kentucky again I won't think twice about seeing another event there!


Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Shawneetown
Sat, 13 April 2013

Need more screens for those in upper levels to see also.

Pros: Loved it!

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Cincinnati
Mon, 4 March 2013

Can't wait to visit again!

Pros: Very clean and great place to have a concert.
Cons: Nothing negative.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Georgetown
Mon, 25 February 2013

Saw Luke Bryan there - was first time visiting the stadium. All the ushers, ticket takers and bartenders were very nice. Beautiful stadium - appears to be no bad seats in the entire arena. Can't wait to see another concert there.

Pros: Great staff.

Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Somerset KY
Mon, 25 February 2013

The center was AWESOME. Perfect location and easy to find. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Definitely a place I will return for concerts!


Very Good | 4 out of 5

BY: , Henderson, KY
Mon, 24 September 2012

It was a good experience. Stayed at the Galt House so didn't have to be in traffic - a huge plus! Would attend an event there again. Very large stadium - if you're afraid of heights you will need to check the seating location before ordering tickets. Nice place.

Pros: Easy to find where you needed to go.
Cons: Railing in front of our seats was a little annoying. You had to look over or look in between the railing to see the stage.

Very Good | 4 out of 5

BY: , Paducah KY
Sun, 18 March 2012

Getting into the Yum Center for NCAA basketball games was a nightmare. Not enough security personnel were available to expedite the twenty thousand plus people trying to enter the arena. The hallways surrounding the arena are too small. There were no lids or straws for drinks. Comfortable seats inside.

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