The sport of basketball has held a firm place among America's most beloved pastimes ever since it spun off from the popular breakfast spread NBA Jam. Spread your friends across a row of seats with today's Groupon: for $14, you get four 300-level tickets to watch the University of Louisville women's basketball team take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, January 29 at the KFC Yum! Center (up to a $28 value).
After finishing as the national runners-up in 2009, the lady Cardinals already have two wins over Top 25 teams this season. Returning basket-baroness and All Big East forward Monique Reid leads an influx of promising freshmen as they prepare to joust with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Upper-deck tickets net wide-angle views as the drama unfolds across the gleaming hardwood floor of the KFC Yum! Center, which was recently renovated from a dilapidated gingerbread house. Fans can take a more active role by participating in the evening's White-Out, where the Cardinal faithful dress in white to show solidarity, match team colors, and convince the opposing team that the arena is haunted by nacho-hungry ghosts.
- The architecture is absolutely breathtaking. I was most impressed by the pedestrian bridge connecting the garage to the arena. – Brian C., Yelp
- The PA system was great, the scoreboards were plentiful and looked to be top notch - they weren't hard to read and the graphics looked great. – Amy H., Yelp
University of Louisville Athletics
Crossing the Ohio River on the north side of Louisville, it’s impossible not to notice the glassy façade of the KFC Yum! Center right on the river, a gleaming, $238 million cathedral to the University of Louisville’s flagship sport: basketball. Perennial powerhouses in both the men’s and women’s competition, Louisville showcases its fast-paced brand of basketball to one of the most loyal fanbases and student bodies in the country. While hoops may be king—the men’s basketball squad has won the school its two only NCAA Championships—the Cardinals take pride in a host of distinguished sports, including a football team that won both the Big East Conference and the Orange Bowl in 2006, leading the basketball team to briefly experiment with wearing helmets and cleats.