LOUISVILLE—KFC Yum! Center and Indoor Football League’s (IFL) Louisville Xtreme Football team today announced a three-year rental lease agreement between the team and the venue’s operator, ASM Global, includes eight home games at the KFC Yum! Center between April and August 2021.
“We are elated to be playing in the KFC Yum! Center,” Louisville Xtreme Football General Manager Victor Cole said. “The KFC Yum! Center will not only give our fans the best possible indoor football experience, but also the safest way to watch games in person with their highly effective VenueShield program.”
For the safety of KFC Yum! Center and team employees and guests, capacity will be limited at each game and ASM Global staff have implemented VenueShield, an exclusive, globally recognized program developed in partnership with leading medical professionals and industry experts that provides enhanced safety protocols. These include increased disinfectant cleaning, temperature screenings, mandatory face coverings, physical distancing, hand sanitizer stations and more.
“We are so pleased that Louisville Xtreme Football team will call the KFC Yum! Center home,” ASM Global General Manager Eric Granger said. “ASM Global is committed to bringing new entertainment options for the Louisville region, and the Louisville Xtreme is dedicated to providing fun and engaging experiences for fans. Aligning these goals will create exciting new opportunities for our community.”
Season memberships are available now for the team’s home games. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date, pending availability. This season’s Louisville Xtreme Football home games include:
April 24, 2021 vs. Massachusetts Pirates
May 22, 2021 vs. Frisco Fighters
May 29, 2021 vs. Sioux Falls Storm
June 12, 2021 vs. Green Bay Blizzard
June 27, 2021 vs. Massachusetts Pirates
July 3, 2021 vs. Spokane Shock
July 10, 2021 vs. Green Bay Blizzard
July 31, 2021 vs. Iowa Barnstormers
”Like cities across America, our downtown has been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Having this new opportunity for people to come downtown and enjoy indoor football under appropriate safety protocols at the KFC YUM! Center is great news for our city. This is like scoring a touchdown for our downtown – right when we needed one.”
Louisville Xtreme is a professional indoor football team based in Louisville, Ky. that is coached by Mark Stoute and led by team president Chris Redman. Tickets and partnership are available for the upcoming 2021 season. For more information, visit louxtreme.com. You can follow the team on Facebook (@LouisvilleXtremeFootball), Twitter and Instagram (@louxtremefb).
The Indoor Football League is America’s longest continuously-running indoor football league and begins its 13th consecutive season of play in 2021. The IFL began play in 2009 following a merger between the United Indoor Football League and the Intense Football League. IFL teams will play a 16-game schedule in 2021 with each team having eight home games and eight road games. The regular season runs from April through August, with playoffs running throughout August.
KFC Yum! Center multi-purpose arena overlooks the Ohio River in downtown Louisville and attracts approximately 1 million fans to ticketed events annually. Its 721,762-s.f. includes an arena bowl exceeding 22,000 seats and nine bars and lounges all within walking distance of more than 6,000 hotel rooms in downtown Louisville. It is home to the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball programs and attracts several top grossing concerts and events annually. It is owned by the Louisville Arena Authority and managed by ASM Global.