Special Report from Sherlene Shanklin with WHAS11 in Louisville (ABC Affiliate)
The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: There’s a buzz once again that Louisville maybe in the running for a NBA team. I’ve been following this story since the inception of the possibility. Several years ago, it sounded far-fetched but today the tone sounds a little more positive. I spoke to several people and they say it’s possible but all of the planets have to be aligned for it to happen. The first concern is…where will they play? Can the KFC Yum! Center accommodate both the Louisville Cardinals men and women’s basketball teams, special events and the NBA?
Can we afford the ticket prices on a regular basis to sustain the league. The average ticket is $97.00 and could go into several hundred for premium seats. There’s a total of 82 games, which will likely be somewhere around 41 home games in a NBA season plus the playoffs.
Louisville would get help from area cities that do not have a professional team, such as Cincinnati and Nashville.
So, is it possible? I know that Junior Bridgeman and Grant Hill were working on a possible deal. Is it Louisville? I guess we will have to see.
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The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: Is Louisville back in the NBA conversation? Would you support it? Read my story and give me your thoughts! Could we be added to this map?