Kentucky International Convention Center

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Kentucky International Convention Center
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Address 221 Fourth Street
Location Louisville, Kentucky
Coordinates 38°15′15.1″N 85°45′18.4″W / 38.254194°N 85.755111°W / 38.254194; -85.755111Coordinates: 38°15′15.1″N 85°45′18.4″W / 38.254194°N 85.755111°W / 38.254194; -85.755111
Opened 1977
Former names
Commonwealth Convention Center
Enclosed space
 • Total space 300,000

The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), formerly called the Commonwealth Convention Center, is a large multi-use facility in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It, along with the Kentucky Exposition Center, hosts conventions for the Louisville area. It was built on the site of the Tyler Block and opened in 1977.

While the convention center does not have a permanent arena, it still has hosted various sporting events, including the 2002 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball tournament and the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship from 1995 to 2000. It also hosted select University of Louisville women's basketball games from the 1989–90 season through 1992–93, and again in the 1994–95, 2000–01, and 2008–09 seasons.[1] One of the exhibit halls was temporarily turned into an arena, with seats for about 7,000.

Not to be confused with the Louisville Gardens which was called the Convention Center or the Louisville Convention Center in the 1960s and 1970s until the Kentucky International Convention Center was being built in 1975 when the Louisville Gardens received its current name.


  1. ^ "Records: Home/Attendance" (PDF). 2010–11 Louisville Cardinals Women's Basketball Media Guide. University of Louisville Sports information. p. 159. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 

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