KBA forced to leave building after legal battle

A judge ordered the Kentucky Basketball Academy to leave the building they've used for almost a decade after a legal battle with the property owner.

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Lexington, Ky. (WTVQ) – A popular location for Lexington rec athletics is being forced to leave the building it’s called home for nearly a decade.

A judge made this decision Friday over a lawsuit in favor of the property owner.

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A lawyer for the KBA says its had a disagreement with the property owner over how much the company should be paying in rent.

He adds the owner refused the new terms and eventually a lawsuit was filed in 2015.

Lawyers for the KBA made it clear they disagree with the judge’s decision and will try to appeal.


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“It will take some time to find a new normal footing for us, but we appreciate everyone’s support and understanding through this difficult time. We think of you all as one big KBA family,” the KBA said in a statement.

The organization adds that they’re following the judge’s orders and aren’t having any more events at the building.

There obviously have been changes to the schedule for KBA athletic events. They add that anyone who signed up for a summer league that’s been canceled will be refunded.

The Phenom Camp will still be this Saturday at Lexington Christian starting at 9 am.

The Sunday Men’s League, High School League, Volleyball Clinic, & Volleyball League will be postponed until the next Sunday. New location will be posted next week.

The Boys KBA Summer State will go on as scheduled next weekend.