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Address: 432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
Phone Number: 859-233-4567
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Description: Sports and entertainment center seats 23,600 spectators and serves as home...
Sports and entertainment center seats 23,600 spectators and serves as home to the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball team.
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I live a block away....

Sometimes irritating - always different events. Fun to live so close to the excitement except when someone is late and trying to park in my driveway! LOL

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Lexington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Sometimes irritating - always different events. Fun to live so close to the excitement except when someone is late and trying to park in my driveway! LOL

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My son and I spent a nice night watching a WWE event. The seating was comfortable. The view was awesome.

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Vanceburg, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I recently went to Rupp with a friend of mine for a concert. The show was wonderful. I loved how this place had things to do to kill time before the show. There is a little food court and shops. Our seats were easy to find and the staff was super friendly. Unfortunately, we had a group of VERY intoxicated... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was in Lexington for the Alabama vs Kentucky softball series and decided to head into downtown to check out Rupp Arena. If you like basketball and are in the Lexington area, pay a visit to this iconic facility. It blends in nicely with the downtown Lexington area.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I liked that they had handi-capped parking and plenty of it that kept your walk to a half a block. I like the seating arrangements. Been to concerts there too and excellent accustics.

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

There is no place like Rupp Arena for University of Kentucky basketball game....Go for the game....you WON'T BE DISSAPPOINTED! It is magical!

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Johnstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The atmosphere at Rupp Arena for a UK Wildcats basketball game is amazing. If you are a fan, you must attend at least one game. Even though Rupp Arena is huge, they have screens so you can see the action from anywhere.

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Benton, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went to a UK Basketball game on 3/7/15. The whole experience was amazing! If you're a Wildcat fan, you have not lived until you have experienced Rupp Arena first hand! Plenty of shops to browse before the game, and the game itself feels like one big party. Also check out Big Blue Martini bar across the street...very nice atmosphere. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A great experience to attend a U.K. basketball game. The excitement is thrilling and never dull. The shops outside the arena are wonderful and have some unique gifts.

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Lexington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Just before game time, don't ride the escalator. Although there are lots of police there, they do not keep the area at the top of the up escalator clear. It is a very dangerous situation. Too bad the people responsible for our safety are off daydreaming.

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