University of Louisville / YUM! Center Basketball & Volleyball Practice Facility


Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Size:  52,000SF New Construction
Program Features:
Basketball and Volleyball Practice Courts, Player Lounge and Locker Rooms, Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Treatment/Rehabilitation, Coaches Offices, Lounge and Locker Rooms, Media Room
Sustainable Features:
High efficiency systems, Occupancy sensors, Environmental site mitigation


This new, two-story practice facility accommodates both the men's basketball and the women's volleyball program for the Cardinals of the University of Louisville. Everything about the facility responds to the high standards that have become a U of L Athletics trademark – from the dynamic entrance on Floyd Street and state of the art training facilities, to the tasteful finishes found throughout the facility. In partnership with 360 Architecture, GBBN consolidated Men’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, and Women’s Lacrosse.

Athletes training at the YUM! Center are exposed to athletic facilities above their peer programs. Facilities including strength and conditioning, practice courts, and teaching spaces are designed to develop top performing collegiate athletes as well as preparation for careers at the professional and international level.

GBBN Architects collaborated with 360 Architects on this project.