Churchill Downs

The venues would be divided into five zones for the Olympics: Fairgrounds, Central, Waterfront, Eastern, and Outside Louisville. All Paralympic events would be held in the Fairgrounds Zone except for Archery, Cycling, Equestrian, Rowing, Sailing, and Wheelchair Basketball. Two new arenas and a new stadium would be constructed in the Kentucky Exposition Center, while a new Velodrome would be constructed east of Downtown Louisville. Ralph Wright Natatorium on the campus of the University of Louisville would be expanded from 800 to 18,000 seats.

Fairgrounds Zone
Broadbent Arena - Boxing (Olympics); Boccia (Paralympics)
Freedom Hall - Artistic Gymanstics, Rhyhtmic Gymnastics, Trampoline (Olympics); Judo, Wheelchair Rugby (Paralympics)
Kentucky Exposition Center North Wing - Badminton, Weightlifting
Kentucky Exposition Center South Wing A - Badminton, Judo
Kentucky Exposition Center South Wing BC - Water Polo (Olympics); Shooting (Paralympics)
Kentucky Exposition Center West Wing - Fencing, Taekwondo (Olympics); Wheelchair Fencing (Paralympics)
New Arena #1 - Volleyball (Olympics and Paralympics)
New Arena #2 - Handball (Olympics), Goalball (Paralympics)
Old Cardinal Stadium - Hockey (Olympics); 5-a-side Football, 7-a-side Football (Paralympics)
Olympic Stadium (New) - Athletics, Opening and Closing Ceremonies (Olympics and Paralympics)

See a map of this zone and the adjoining Central Zone

Central Zone
Churchill Downs - Equestrian
Jim Patterson Stadium - Shooting
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium - Football, Rugby Sevens
Ralph Wright Natatorium - Diving, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming
Trager Center - Shooting

Waterfront Zone
Bandman Park - Cycling
Kentucky International Convention Center - Table Tennis
KFC Yum! Center - Baskebtall (Olympics), Wheelchair Basketball (Paralympics)
Louisville Slugger Field - Archery
Ohio River - Open Water Swimming
Velodrome at Champions Park (New) - Cycling
Waterfront Park - Beach Volleyball

Eastern Zone
EP Tom Sawyer State Park - Cycling
Louisville Tennis Center - Tennis
Valhalla - Golf

Outside Louisville
Commonwealth Stadium (Lexington, KY) - Football
Elkhorn Creek (Franklin County, KY) - Canoeing
Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) - Football
Kentucky Lake (Marshall County, KY) - Sailing
Lake Barkley (Lyon County, KY) - Canoeing, Rowing
LP Field (Nashville, TN) - Football
Ohio Stadium (Columbus, OH) - Football


SEP 2, 2012
Where will athletes stay?
An Athletes' Village would be constructed on or near the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Existing on-campus housing will also be used during the Olympics.
SEP 2, 2012
Where will spectators park?
Various park and ride sites would be setup across Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, and Spencer Counties in Kentucky, and Clark and Floyd Counties in Indiana.
SEP 2, 2012
When would events be held?
Olympic Football (soccer) preliminaries would kick off Wednesday, July 24, 2024, and the Opening Ceremonies would take place Friday, July 26, 2024.