96 Teams Vie to Score a National Championship in Louisville

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96 Teams Vie to Score a National Championship in Louisville (04/09/2018)

NWBA 2018

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association National Tournament returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center April 12-15, bringing 96 junior and adult division teams together to battle it out on the courts. The competition is estimated to generate $2.8 million in economic impact for the Louisville area.

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) athletes wheel into action on 12 courts located throughout South Wings B and C. Tournament hours are:

  • Thursday, April 12                       9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13                           7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14                       7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15                         7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association was founded in 1948, with teams of veterans competing against one another. Today there are more than 200 NWBA teams and eight divisions of play exist: Junior Prep; Junior Varsity; Division I-III; Intercollegiate Men’s; Intercollegiate Women’s; and Women’s.


Pre-sale through April 4                           At the door

$26, adults all sessions                           $32, adults all sessions

$15, adults single session                       $19, adults single session

$10, children (age 11-18) all sessions   $12, children (age 11-18) all sessions

$7, children single session                      $10, children single session

Children 10 and under are free. To purchase tickets in advance, click here or visit the website below. Parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center is $8 per vehicle and $20 per bus.

For more information and a tournament schedule, visit www.nwba.org (event no longer available).