"Freedom Hall was completed in 1956 in the newly opened Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center located five miles south of Downtown Louisville. In 1984, the facility was refurbished, including the lowering of the floor to allow maximum seating capacity to increase from 16,664 to 18,865 for basketball.
It has been the full-time home of Cardinal men's basketball since the 1957/58 season, with the team winning 83% of home games in 50 seasons. U of L has ranked in the Top Five in attendance for the past 27 years, with 16 of the past 19 years averaging more than 100% of capacity. In addition to being the home of the Cardinals, Freedom Hall has hosted NCAA® Tournament games ten times, including six Final Fours between 1958 and 1969.
The arena has also hosted nine Metro Conference Tournaments and two Conference USA tournaments - 2001 and 2003. It has also hosted the Kentucky High School State Basketball Tournament (also known as the Sweet 16) 23 times, including every year from 1965-1978."
Re-live the memories forever! This spectacular print speaks for itself - a fitting tribute to Kentucky's basketball mecca for more than half a century. Features a panoramic view inside Freedom Hall on game night during the final season, surrounded by classic exterior shots, black-and-white images of four legendary coaches (Denny Crum, Rick Pitino, Bernard Hickman and John Dromo), and a brilliant archival shot of Darrell Griffith in his dominant NCAA Tournament performance. Complete with the various Cardinals logos from throughout the years, the official Freedom Hall commemorative logo, and the historic paragraphs reprinted above, this is both a beauty for your wall, and a valuable collector's item for years to come!
Publisher: Smashgraphix Inc., 2010
Size: 22" x 28"
Condition: Brand New!
Price: $25.95 USD
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Item Number: SMASH-001
Louisville Basketball Freedom Hall Commemorative - Smash Graphics 2010