Louisville City FC Stadium Update

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  1. jumpkutz

    jumpkutz Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Louisville, KY
    Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be assigned to cover the naming rights press conference at the under construction Louisville City FC stadium. It's going to be called "Lynn Family Stadium." Not very corporate, you say. A little weird, you say. Here's why.
    Dr. Mark Lynn is a local optometrist who has done quite well franchising eye care in the area. His first clinics were called Dr. Bizer's Vision World. They did well, in part, thanks to a higher than average advertising budget and very competitive prices. A few years ago, Dr. Lynn and his partners changed the name to VisionWorks, which I assume continues to do well. He and his wife Cindy have a big family, and the kids have big families, so they began looking for ways to invest in the community. Since one son (and probably others) played in the U of L Marching Band, guess who bought the entire trumpet section badly needed new instruments? The Lynns. When U of L determined that the soccer programs really needed a footy specific stadium when the men's program went to the championship match in 2010, the Lynns donated $5 million for the projected $16 million dollar stadium.
    Now they've turned their attention to the larger community. The family, nor the club, would say what the 10 year naming rights deal cost, but you know it was huge. They brought the whole family, about 40-45 people, to the signing ceremony, youngest to the oldest. There's enough of the stadium done right now to get a fairly true idea of what it's going to be like. Great days in The Ville right now. Footy is alive, well and growing rapidly here. The excitement is tangible...you can almost feel it. It'll be worth it if you're coming here, or just passing through, to check this place out when it opens next March. It won't be the biggest. But it may well certainly be the best. lou city stadium.jpg lynns.jpg
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