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Rupp Arena Upgrades


Inside Rupp Arena, home to the University of Kentucky basketball program, the redesign includes upgrades to the upper seating bowl, approximately 50,000 sq ft of UK Hospitality club space, expanded concourses and new sustainability features that will target LEED certification. Together with the entirety of Central Bank Center, these buildings along with a pedestrian connection through the site that connects to downtown Lexington, will create a vibrant, lively experience for residents and visitors alike. 

Rupp Arena Hospitality Clubs

Rupp Arena Virtual Venue

UK Athletics is excited to unveil the all new Rupp Arena Virtual Venue. This platform allows fans to see 360-views from various seat locations, compare sight lines and see the benefits & amenities associated with each seat location. Please note, pricing will be announced at a later date prior to seat selections.

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New Upper Arena Seats

Greater comfort and accessibility are now available for patrons and UK Basketball fans who sit in the upper level of Rupp Arena for concerts and home UK Basketball games. Chair-back seats have replaced bleachers in sections 211 through 217 and sections 228 through 234.  Bleachers will remain in sections 218 – 227 and 235 – 244. Rupp Arena’s new capacity is now 20,545 for basketball, and up to 19,576 for concerts.  

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New Rupp Arena Catwalk

Rupp Arena Catwalk RenderingClick image to enlarge.

Rupp Arena 3D Infographic

Rupp 3D Infographic Click image to enlarge.