Plans for IN residents to arrive at Yum! Center in style

Louisville, KY - Posted by Kevin Kayse - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Hoosiers will be able to arrive at University of Louisville men's basketball games at the new KFC Yum! Center in style.

The cities of Jeffersonville, IN and Louisville, KY have reached a tentative agreement to use the Spirit of Jefferson tour boat as a water taxi service between Jeffersonville's waterfront and the wharf on Fourth Street in Louisville.

The deal is expected to be done in the next couple of weeks.

'We're hoping to have the restaurants participate in having discounts, and we want to block Riverside Drive off for having tailgating, and just have different events here,' said Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan.

For now, the water taxi plans do not include other arena events or women's games, but officials say that could change later.

The projected cost for using the ferry is currently $15 round trip.

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