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Arena’s Big News Ahead

July 31st, 2009 by admin · 14 Comments

There’s big news coming from the Arena Authority next Tuesday. Already, we know that Gov. Beshear and Mayor Abramson will be there, together, to take credit for whatever it is.

GLI’s Joe Reagan has issued an invitation to the Tuesday press conference to his Board of Directors.

All we’re promised is that there will be two MAJOR announcements related to the arena. Here’s what it won’t be:

  • a source who should know says it’s not a major convention
  • another source says it has nothing to do with naming rights or an NBA Team
  • it’s not the final results from the concrete accident investigation

Arena chair Jim Host has been hinting about the August 4 announcement for more than a month, intimating during arena tours that it would be, well, BIG. He’s been courting NCAA events, so it could be something like that. Or maybe an arena football team? Indoor soccer?

It will be related to economic development, and we wrote in June that Host was happy about bringing something to the city that’s been gone for 30 years.

So anybody want to take a guess as to what it is?

Tags: Arena · Jerry Abramson · Steve Beshear

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Camp Taylor // Jul 31, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    SEC Basketball Tourney.

    I can dream, I guess…

  • 2 James // Jul 31, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    My guess is NCAA tournament Regional Finals (Sweet 16 abd Elite 8).

  • 3 Cantinflas // Jul 31, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    …all parking for events will be free in perpetuity?

  • 4 bill // Jul 31, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    MLS franchise! Ali Ahamdi is involved.

  • 5 David Harpe // Jul 31, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    “Host was happy about bringing something to the city that’s been gone for 30 years.”

    Led Zeppelin?

  • 6 Lou Robinson // Jul 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Karen Sypher’s virginity? No that’s probably been gone closer to 40 years.

  • 7 women! women! women! // Jul 31, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    WNBA franchise – ABA Colonels left in 1976, so it’s been 30+ since L’ville has had a top-league pro franchise

  • 8 Rico // Jul 31, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I don’t know…… But if David Tandy needs a babysitter to attend the press conference I know a girl

  • 9 john // Jul 31, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    re: WNBA franchise

    The WNBA is a top league?

  • 10 women! women! women! // Jul 31, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    well, it’s the top league for women – does that make it a MAJOR league? depends on who you ask….

  • 11 cbcard // Jul 31, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Steve Kragthorpe’s career buried in the cornerstone?

  • 12 Mark H (Not Hebert) // Aug 2, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Gone for 30 years:

    The WAKY Rambling Raft race?
    City Lights Bar?
    Public drinking at Trinity v. St. X games?
    Dr. J Converse Hi-tops?

  • 13 Dennis // Aug 2, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Fountaine Ferry rebuilt in the lobby. Whites only except players

  • 14 Larry West // Aug 2, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I’m guessing that we’re getting another minor league hockey club, perhaps the rebirth of the RiverFrogs, but closer to the river.
    Or perhaps the Louisville Shooters of the Global Basketball League will finally finish their 1993 season (when they “suspended operations” after the third game).