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Rupp Arena

432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
859-233-4567
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Ranked #13 of 52 attractions in Lexington
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Description: 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's ALWAYS an experience to go to Rupp Arena. University of KY's tradition is like no other. It is getting older though, but still AMAZING!!!

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I am from Atlanta so this was my first time here and it was great experience seeing Kentucky play a SEC rival. Great seats and lots of energy in this place with all the students and raving fans! Look forward to going back for another game sometime.

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Alexandria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We had gotten tickets to a game from our grown children and one of our grandchildren. Our seats were pretty high up in the stands. We got there about an hour early and as I was "peeking" in the lower sections of seats, the ushers said that I could go all the way down near the court and take pictures.... More

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North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Just came back from the Boat and Outdoor sport show. The ads made it look like it was huge, Rupp is tiny and not worth the $8 to get in, was done in 30 min. and that was a stretch. Poor RV showing, good on the boats, though.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Every event that I attend at Rupp I appreciate the friendliness and help that the staff provide. We enjoyed the motorcycle event (Nuclear Cowboyz) in January. It was fun to watch. A very good show. We had a blast! We had very good seats too!

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Greenville, North Carolina, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Great to be back home! Rupp Arena shows well even after nearly 40 years.Looking forward to the proposal to make all of the upper arena seats box style (with backs).

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Everyone who loves basketball needs to make it a priority to watch a ballgame in this arena. So many legends have played in this building, it gives you chills just seeing the banners and jerseys hanging from the ceiling. Well worth the trip.

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Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The arena and KY Wildcats are awesome to see in person. If you're a fan of KY basketball or know someone else is, a ticket to one of the their games is always welcomed.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've been to concerts, ball games, and taken in many events at Rupp arena. There is not a bad seat in the house. If your a Wildcat fan, you best bring your earplugs! The cheer and fan support is pleasantly deafening and overwhelming! Rupp arena is a top class facility, with all the amenities you could want. Besides the arena... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you like college basketball, a game at Rupp is not to be missed. The experience that begins with team introductions is impossible to adequately explain. When UK plays a good opponent in Rupp, the electricity is incredible. I've never been in anyplace as loud or exciting as Rupp when a game is on the line. On the "down" side,... More

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