What is Evansville?

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – The University of Evansville had a huge win over the number one team in college basketball when the Purple Aces beat the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday night.

That win got a lot of attention for Evansville and with that attention came social media comments such as, “Am I the only person who has never heard of Evansville” and “Where is Evansville?”

Evansville resident Karen Austin answers that, “Evansville is a great community in Southwestern Indiana.”

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said, “What people need to know about Evansville is that we are a big sports community and we’re also a welcoming, inclusive city.”

You will also find great parks, several museums, a beautiful riverfront, great festivals, and music.

Evansville is also the home to Bosse Baseball Field. Built in 1915, it is the third oldest park still in use behind Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston.

Evansville resident Terrence Commodore said, “I love all the local restaurants they have here. I’m kind of a foodie guy, so I like that they have local restaurants, not chains.” 

Mayor Winnecke went on to say, “It’s a great place to raise a family.”

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(This story was originally published on November 12, 2019)

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