It’s all abuzz here in Louisville. “Have you been to the new arena yet?” I can say now, “Yes. I have.”
The KFC Yum! Center is the shizz.
The hubs and I got public tour tickets and on Tuesday took the self-guided tour through all four levels of arena-goodness. The name may be wonky – but we do live in the state where Colonel Sanders mixed those 11 herbs and spices together for the first time. But it’s just a name. The facility itself is like whoa.
Box Suites – aka Rich Man Seats
What we found so interesting is how many bars there are. You read right: bars. Not just concessions but actual bars. Some can only be accessed through special areas but seriously, there are a lot of bars. But none on the poor man’s level… we only got concessions. I won’t complain as long as I can have some Hot Brown Bites.
The Kentucky Ale Taproom
The Woodford Reserve Lounge
If you have seats on the lower level of the arena, you can visit the private bars. On one side is a vodka bar. On the other, a bourbon bar. I have to say I like the bourbon bar better – the design is much more rich and inviting. And they have Old Fashions.
Pass me an Old Fashion, por favor.
We, of course, had to climb all the way to the top to see what court would look like from seats we could actually afford. It’s far. It’s kind of steep. I still say it’s no Conseco-steep. And it was nice sitting up there alone. I could totally take a nap up on the tippy top.
Behind is wall. In front is lots and lots of steps.
The memorabilia was really neat to walk through. So many photos and old jerseys and… well… meet Dr. Dunkenstein’s brother’s favorite: Dr. Funkenstein. But seriously, who doesn’t like the Doctors of Dunk?
Lady Gaga before there was a Lady Gaga?
I would have liked to see the locker rooms but no dice. And I would have liked to have my picture taken with Angel McCoughtry but people were in my way. We are going back on Sunday for the Red & White Scrimmage so maybe then. Or at the women’s Tennessee game in a couple weeks. It’s happening, internet – I will get my picture with Angel.