UofL Basketball Stages 'Louisville Live' Celebration

(Louisville, KY) - The University of Louisville Basketball team will be celebrating the new season with fans in an outdoor, public event.

"Louisville Live" takes place Friday night at 7 p.m. at Fourth Street Live! in downtown Louisville.

Louisville Basketball begins a new season with first year coach Chris Mack on November 8th against Nicholls State.

Here is the information from University of Louisville Athletics:

Louisville Live Features Three-Point, Dunk Contests for Live Telecast

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville will stage the "Louisville Live" basketball event on Friday, Sept. 28 from 7-9 p.m. at Fourth Street Live! in downtown Louisville. The free, outdoor event will include team activities on a portable court placed on the covered area of the street, surrounded by fan viewing opportunities of the stage, court and video screens.

The final hour of the event from 8-9 p.m. will be televised live on ACC Network Extra, which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN through the WatchESPN app. A direct link to watch the live telecast is here: http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3438868/louisville-live

The two-hour event will include an abundance of fan giveaways, interactive challenges, and fun basketball contests. Fans will have the opportunity cheer on their favorite men’s players as they compete in a three-point contest and high-flying dunk competition, which will be evaluated by an impressive panel of judges. The three-point contest will feature Christen Cunningham, Ryan McMahon, Jordan Nwora and Malik Williams, while the dunk competition will include Steven Enoch, Khwan Fore, V.J. King, Darius Perry.

A group of fans in attendance will have the chance to shoot side-by-side with the reigning ACC champion UofL women’s basketball team in a team knockout competition. One lucky UofL student with also be selected for a three-point contest and the chance to win $10,000. Over 200 Louisville adidas items will be given away, including hats, T-shirts, and shoes.

Please note that Fourth Street Live! does not allow backpacks or purses larger than 12 x 18 inches.

Admission begins at 6 p.m. for limited bleacher seating and standing room at the street and second floor levels of Fourth Street Live! on a first-come, first served basis. Interested parties may reserve indoor and outdoor seating by calling 502-417-7640 or 502-568-3457.

Photo Credit: University of Louisville Athletics.

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