Louisville, where the Kentucky Derby takes place, has often been talked about as a city that may finish first in the effort to land an NBA team along with Seattle or Las Vegas. It appears that the WNBA may be on the city’s agenda as well.
Democratic Councilwoman Mary Woolridge of Louisville-Jefferson County said the city’s council should consider language to a measure made by a fellow member of the council that supports bringing the NBA to Louisville to add a WNBA team.
A new proposal states that given the NBA’s latest collective bargaining agreement that it opens the door to expansion.
WNBA president Lisa Borders has been relatively silent on the subject of expansion except when the topic was brought up during last season’s Finals between the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks. She said before the league would expand that she would commit to the financial health of the league’s incumbent 12 franchises.
The WNBA if it were to enter Louisville would have no problems finding an arena as the KFC Yum! Center sits right in the city’s downtown area. The University of Louisville’s women’s and men’s teams already play at the arena along with its volleyball team.