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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer Tours of Rupp Arena?

There are no public tours of Rupp Arena, but you may visit Rupp Arena virtually through our online tour. Stand center court or walk across stage! See inside with our virtual tour at rupparena.com/tour

What is the risk in buying a ticket from a secondary ticket agency or a scalper?

With the rise in the number of "secondary ticket agencies / scalpers", we have experienced an increase in the number of invalid tickets being presented at our entrance gates. The ONLY authorized ticket sales agents for Rupp Arena are:

  • Lexington Center Ticket Office
  • Ticketmaster Outlets
  • Ticketmaster Charge-by-phone
  • Ticketmaster.com

Rupp Arena is not able to honor, replace or refund invalid tickets. Invalid tickets must be confiscated by the Lexington Center Ticket Office. A copy of the tickets, which may be used to alert the point of purchase, will be provided at the customer's request.

Customers with invalid tickets are welcome to purchase valid tickets at the Lexington Center Ticket Office - seating location and price based upon availability.

Can I leave the event and return on the same ticket?

Generally, no. Once you’ve entered ticketed space during an arena event, there are no passes out. Exceptions can be made, however, in an emergency situation. Please locate the Guest Services location to consult with a supervisor.

Do I have to purchase a ticket for my child?

This depends on which show you want to attend. Generally any child under 2 doesn’t require a ticket. For all UK events, however, everyone must have a ticket no matter the age. Please contact the Rupp Arena Ticket Office at 859-233-3535 to find out if you need a ticket for your child.

What hotels are close by?

The Hyatt Hotel is adjacent to Rupp Arena. The Hilton Lexington/Downtown is located one block from Rupp Arena. There are a multitude of other hotels/motels within a five-mile radius of Rupp Arena. Please refer to the Hotel Information for a listing of these properties.

Can I park my RV in your parking lot?

During an arena event, you may park an RV in the Rupp Arena parking lots. The rate is $30. Please note that overnight parking is prohibited and power is not available in the parking lots.

I have a bad back, can I bring in a stadium seat?

Personal chairbacks are allowed, but the following restrictions apply; maximum width 18 inches, must not have any hard plastic or metal parts.

Can I bring my camera in tonight?

Please check the individual event page for specific information on that event’s photo policy.

My cell phone takes pictures and/or video, can I bring it in the arena?

Generally, yes. There are very few events that prohibit cell phone camera use. Please check the individual event link for specific information. Note that selfie sticks are NOT allowed in the Arena. 

Do you allow strollers inside Rupp Arena?

Umbrella strollers are permitted inside the arena. A guest services staff (dressed in blue vests) will help you place your stroller in an assigned storage area located close to your section. 

I’m coming to the event with someone who has accessible needs, can I sit with him or her?

Yes. Each accessible seat can be sold up to three (3) companion seats.

It is necessary to notify the ticket seller when purchasing your tickets that you require accessible seating and companion seats.

Where is guest services located?

There are Guest Service booths located at each entrance into the arena. Once an event has started, there is a Guest Service location on the arena concourse across from Section 16.

What do I do if I lose my wallet during an event?

Check with Guest Services prior to leaving an event if you’ve lost something. If the item has not been located during the event, please call Rupp Arena Security the next day at 859-233-4567, ext. 100 and inquire if it was located.

Is there security in the parking lots?

Rupp Arena’s parking lots are well lit during and up to one hour after the conclusion of the event.

Where is the nearest ATM?



Hyatt Regency-Lexington

401 W. High Street

Lexington, KY  40507


Hilton Lexington Downtown

369 W. Vine Street

Lexington, KY  40507


Republic Bank

333 West Vine Street, Suite 102

Lexington, KY  40507


The Square

401 West Main Street

Lexington, KY  40507


Central Bank

300 West Main Street

Lexington, KY  40507


Bank of America

325 West Main St.

Lexington, KY 40507


Fifth Third Bank

250 West Main Street

Lexington, KY  40507



200 West Vine Street

Lexington, KY  40507


Chase ATM

201 East Main Street

Lexington, KY  40507

Do you allow umbrellas inside Rupp Arena?

Yes, umbrellas are permitted.