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Rupp Arena, Lexington

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Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center is an arena located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Since its opening in 1976, it has been the centerpiece of Central Bank Center (formerly Lexington Center), a convention and shopping facility owned by an arm of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, which is located next to the Lexington Hyatt and Hilton hotels. Rupp Arena also serves as home court to the University of Kentucky men's basketball program, and is named after legendary former Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp with an official capacity of 20,500. In Rupp Arena, the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team is second in the nation in college basketball home attendance. Rupp Arena also regularly hosts concerts, conventions and shows.

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  • I saw a concert at Rupp. The acoustics were good, the staff working in the arena was exceptionally helpful, the metal detection and bag search was well organized at the entry way, and the arena had...  more »
  • My wife and I booked this trip as a 47th anniversary trip to see the Zac Brown band. Everything was fine, from the trip up from Nashville to Lexington, the hotel accommodations, everything. Until...  more »
  • Went for an event and reptile expo once. Both times were good. Very nice Arena. Entering and getting tickets was a bit confusing and no one to really direct you. All was figured out quickly and on to the show. The show was great and seats comfortable and view good. Reptile expo was excellent. Very well organized. Must see for reptile lovers.
  • Good arena for a concert. Haven't been to a basketball game here yet but I'm sure it's also great. The concourses can get a bit crowded as everyone is getting to their seats but that was really the only annoyance. If you're sitting in the upper level just be aware that it is very steep and will require some climbing.
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