convention center faq


A: The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) has undergone a major renovation project that expanded its exhibit space by more than one-third — from 146,000 to over 200,000 square feet — within the existing footprint. The ballroom increased by 10,000 square feet, up to 40,000 square feet.

The decision to close the facility was based on the safety and the quality of visitor experience, as well as the fact that closure will reduce construction time by approximately one year and ensure the project stayed on budget.

A: The "new" convention center is to be filled with glass and flooded with light, creating an inviting open-air environment for those inside and outside the facility. The sustainable design will promote energy and water efficiency.

A: Absolutely. In fact, a number of organizations already have, including the National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2019; the American Association of School Librarians, 2019; and Sweet Adelines International, 2020. Contact the sales department at (502) 595-3141 to learn more.

A: Wi-Fi is available and prices vary with event.

A: The Louisville International Airport is 7.6 miles from KICC. Taxis are available at the airport.

A: Downtown hotel rooms have increased by 47 percent and the number of hotel rooms increased by 32 percent.

A: The Kentucky International Convention Center can accommodate for a capacity ranging from 175 to 4,000 occupants. For a full listing of buildings and specifications click here.

A: The Kentucky International Convention Center is proud to provide a catering team that joins in celebrating Louisville's reputation as a city dedicated to delivering culinary experiences with exceptional service. You can select from a number of menus, creating the perfect refreshment or meal for any event or occasion.

A: Contact the sales department at (502) 595-3141

A: Service animals are permitted.

A: Please contact the sales department at (502) 595-3141

A: Kentucky Venues is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for customers with disabilities. Accommodations for customers with disabilities can be made in consultation with the Director of Public Safety and are needed at least 48 hours in advance of any event.

If you have a disability, either temporary or permanent, requiring accommodation, contact Shawn Hensler at 502-595-3530 or [email protected].