NBA | T-Wolves To Face Heat in Louisville

05/17/2016 05:23 PM

For the third straight year the NBA will have a preseason game at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. The game is set for October 15, 2016.

The game will feature former UK great and the current NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns along with teammate and former UL standout Gorgui Dieng, Andrew Wiggins and Zach Lavine.

Tickets start at $18 and go on sale Friday, June 3 at 10AM at the KFC Yum! Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

KFC Yum! Center General Manager Dennis Petrullo said that the support of local fans has played a major role in the NBA’s decision to bring a preseason game back to Louisville. “The people of Louisville and those who visit our community love this venue,” said Petrullo. “It’s a well-known fact that Kentucky is basketball country, and it’s a huge testament that the Miami HEAT wanted to return and play at the KFC Yum! Center for a third year in a row.”

Trey Eckerle

Trey Eckerle joined cn|2 in June 2013. A graduate of WKU, Trey grew up in Louisville and enjoys having a front row seat as Director to Kentucky sports and politics. He can be reached at 502-792-1106 or


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