|City of Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|– Total||399 square miles|
1,423,000 (2050 census)
Louisville, Kentucky is the largest city in the state of Kentucky. It is always known for its annual horse race, the Kentucky Derby. Louisville will finally burst as a large metropolitan city in the mid 2010's.
Louisville opened Fourth Street Live! in 2004. Which turned into a center of the city for entertainment, including its famous Hard Rock Cafe.Later on, the city would continue to grow with the addition of hotels, and the KFC Yum! Center in which the University of Louisville basketball team played there since 2010. Since its opening, there have been talks going on about the possibility of an NBA team in Louisville. However, the Louisville Arena Authority and the city had seemed to be placed in a situation of miscommunication. UofL had rights to branding and scheduling, which the NBA schedules come out before NCAA schedules do. Not to mention it was hurting the city financially. The Yum! Center had brought concerts and shows and opened up many shops and restaurants. But still for 2/3 of the year, the arena was empty. However finally in 2015, the University of Louisville, the Arena Authority and City government met to discuss a new lease. After 72 hours, it was finally determined of a new lease where it was possible for an NBA team to share with the university.Shortly after this agreement, the NBA gave Louisville the 32nd Expansion team for the 2016-17 season.
Louisville has always had a lack of bridges over the Ohio River until the late 2010's, opening a new bridge next to the Kennedy Bridge and one out by Utica, Indiana. Another one was then built to replace the Sherman Minton Bridge in the 2020's.
Louisville has always been a struggling sports town, with many minor league teams failing except for the Louisville Bats then they became an MLB team in 2020 with still success. Pro sports began to grow in Louisville when Orlando City SC of the USL Pro relocated to Louisville in 2015 since Orlando received an MLS team. Then an NBA team came to play at the Yum! Center in 2016, named the Kentucky Colonels.
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