Churchill Downs Broadcast Room | Calhoun Construction

Churchill Downs Broadcast Room

Louisville, Kentucky

Horse racing in Kentucky dates back to 1789, when the first race course was constructed in Lexington. Almost 100 years later, in 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened its gates in Louisville, and began its tradition as “Home of the Kentucky Derby” and the longest continually running sporting event in America.

Calhoun Construction Services served as the construction manager/general contractor for the Churchill Downs Broadcast Control Room . The project consisted of demolition of the existing space, mechanical, electrical and architectural revisions to accommodate the new control room. The new Broadcast Control room houses the equipment and crew to produce simultaneously the “Big Board” and Churchill Downs Simulcast shows, and provide camera and data signals to NBC and NBCSN for their production of the Kentucky Derby.



  • Construction Manager
  • Self-Perform
  • Renovation
  • 1,568 sqft
  • Completed 2016