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Rupp Arena History

Opened in 1976 and named after legendary Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp, Rupp Arena is one of the most well known college basketball arenas in the country. Situated in the heart of Lexington's historic West end, the legendary Rupp Arena consistently hosts world-class concert tours, shows for the whole family and big-ticket sporting events, like the fan-favorite WWE and the Sweet 16 Boys High School Basketball Tournament. More notably, it also serves as the home to the 2012 National Champion University of Kentucky Men's Basketball program. Annually more than 400,000 fiercely dedicated U.K. Wildcats' fans – The Big Blue Nation – assemble at Rupp Arena to support their beloved 'Cats in anticipation of hanging another championship banner!


Rupp Arena Events

Rupp Arena is one of the most storied venues in college basketball and the Kentucky Wildcats are annually one of the top teams in the country. This season the Wildcats have plenty of thrilling games at Rupp Arena including match ups against the North Carolina Tar Heels, the Texas Longhorns, and all of their SEC rivals. Wildcats basketball is always the biggest draw to Rupp Arena but the venue is home to exciting events all year long including the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Marvel Universe Live, and concerts by the likes of Jason Aldean, Billy Joel, Jay-Z, and more.


Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky is home to Rupp Arena which is the largest basketball-specific arena in the world and fills up with blue-clad Wildcats fans every time the team hits the hardwood. Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky and is full of entertainment options even when the Wildcats are not playing. Situated in the heart of Bluegrass country, there are three race courses in Lexington, The Red Mile, Kentucky Horse Park, and Keeneland. In addition to the University of Kentucky, Lexington is also home to other colleges including Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Transylvania University.


Rupp Arena Seating Layout

Rupp Arena seats 23,500 fans and there is no building more electric for a college basketball game. The Kentucky Wildcats regularly feature the best college basketball players in the country, many of whom go on to become NBA superstars and you have the opportunity to see them playing at the legendary Rupp Arena.


Trivia

Rupp Arena traces its roots back to 1971 when the Lexington-Fayette County Recreational, Tourist and Convention Commission was established. One of the very first initiatives of the Commission was to decide whether or not a civic center was an economically feasible enterprise. The idea was debated for more than 50 years in Lexington but soon it became more than just idle chatter. The Lexington Center Corporation Board was officially formed in 1972, setting the stage for the center's development. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Lexington Center/Rupp Arena were held in 1974. For the first time in history Central Kentucky now had a complete entertainment, sports and convention facility, putting Lexington on the map to reign in big names in entertainment. The grand opening for the center was held in the fall of 1976. Guests of the event marveled at "Big Bertha," the aptly named specially designed 12,000-pound sound system that still hangs from the ceiling of the arena to this day.

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Sun
24 Aug
Kentucky Wildcats Alumni Basketball Game Tickets Aug 24, 2014 6:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
6:00 p.m. EDT
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Fri
05 Sep
Ringling Bros Built To Amaze Tickets Sep 05, 2014 7:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
7:00 p.m. EDT
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Sat
06 Sep
Ringling Bros Built To Amaze Tickets Sep 06, 2014 11:00 AM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
11:00 a.m. EDT
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Sat
06 Sep
Ringling Bros Built To Amaze Tickets Sep 06, 2014 3:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
3:00 p.m. EDT
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Sat
06 Sep
Ringling Bros Built To Amaze Tickets Sep 06, 2014 7:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
7:00 p.m. EDT
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Sun
07 Sep
Ringling Bros Built To Amaze Tickets Sep 07, 2014 1:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
1:00 p.m. EDT
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Sun
07 Sep
Ringling Bros Built To Amaze Tickets Sep 07, 2014 5:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
5:00 p.m. EDT
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Sat
13 Sep
Jason Aldean Tickets with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr Sep 13, 2014 7:30 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
7:30 p.m. EDT
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Sat
20 Sep
WWE Live Tickets Sep 20, 2014 7:30 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
7:30 p.m. EDT
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Thu
23 Oct
Marvel Universe Live Tickets Oct 23, 2014 7:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
7:00 p.m. EDT
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Fri
24 Oct
Marvel Universe Live Tickets Oct 24, 2014 7:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
7:00 p.m. EDT
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Sat
25 Oct
Marvel Universe Live Tickets Oct 25, 2014 11:00 AM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
11:00 a.m. EDT
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Sat
25 Oct
Marvel Universe Live Tickets Oct 25, 2014 3:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
3:00 p.m. EDT
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Sat
25 Oct
Marvel Universe Live Tickets Oct 25, 2014 7:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
7:00 p.m. EDT
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Sun
26 Oct
Marvel Universe Live Tickets Oct 26, 2014 1:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
1:00 p.m. EDT
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Sun
26 Oct
Marvel Universe Live Tickets Oct 26, 2014 5:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
5:00 p.m. EDT
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Sun
02 Nov
Pikeville Bears at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets (Exhibition) Nov 02, 2014 1:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Fri
07 Nov
Georgetown KY Tigers at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets (Exhibition) Nov 07, 2014 1:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Fri
14 Nov
Grand Canyon Antelopes at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets Nov 14, 2014 1:00 PM
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Lexington, KY
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Sun
16 Nov
Buffalo Bulls at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets Nov 16, 2014 1:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Fri
21 Nov
Boston Terriers at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets Nov 21, 2014 1:00 PM
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Lexington, KY
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Sun
23 Nov
Montana State Bobcats at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets Nov 23, 2014 1:00 PM
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Lexington, KY
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Tue
25 Nov
Texas Arlington Mavericks at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets Nov 25, 2014 1:00 PM
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Lexington, KY
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Sun
30 Nov
Providence Friars at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets Nov 30, 2014 1:00 PM
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Lexington, KY
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Fri
05 Dec
Texas Longhorns at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets Dec 05, 2014 1:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Sun
07 Dec
Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets Dec 07, 2014 1:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Wed
10 Dec
Columbia Lions at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets Dec 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
7:00 p.m. EST
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Sat
13 Dec
North Carolina Tar Heels at Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Tickets Dec 13, 2014 12:00 PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
12:00 p.m. EST
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