|About the Book|
Far into the foreseeable future, civic leaders in Louisville, Kentucky will refer to the building of the KFC Yum! Center as a blueprint for how a public project should be funded, planned, and executed. From the outset, the arena project always was about more than providing a new home for the highly successful University of Louisville mens and womens basketball programs. It was about providing every element of the citys culture — men and women, black and white, business and labor, rich and poor — with the opportunity to participate in a project that will revitalize the citys downtown and make the city a viable option for national tournaments and conventions, as well as the biggest show-business acts in the nation. Its a story with a few stars and a lot of heroes. Its a story of how Possibility City turned a dream into a magnificent reality.