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There used to be a Louisville basketball court on Freedom Hall's floor, but not anymore. The Cardinal logo hasn't been in place for a few months, now. But the recent absence doesn't diminish the feeling that the giant 'UK' in the middle of the floor is invading cherished ground.
"We've had some fans come by and take a look at it," [Kentucky State Fair spokesman Edward] Browne said. "It's been in good nature, and they've been pleasant. But they all say how different it looks now."
"There was a lot of interest in what was happening," Browne said. "People were wondering if it was really going to happen, you know -- putting a UK floor down in Freedom Hall? That created a lot of buzz. People aren’t used to seeing it."