LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The group behind the Juice Bowl, the Louisville Urban Coalition, says Thursday's violence will not keep the tradition from continuing.

In fact, the group says those kinds of events are going to help turn around what's happening in the city's west end.

"If we have to get more police to put up there, we will," said John Cole with the West Louisville Urban Coalition. "If we have to stop the bikers from running up there, we will. If we have to separate the whole thing, we're going to do that.  

"But, for someone to come and talk about the Juice Bowl and the history of it to just kill it, we ain't going for it."

Organizers also say the Juice Bowl is an event for the entire city, not just the west end, and that in the decades it's been going on, there's never been a fight connected to the event itself.

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