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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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Greenwood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Always an electrifying experience when Big Blue hits the paint! The facility is top notch and easy to navigate. Associates are all so helpful in getting everyone situated and satisfied with their visits to one of the most fun arenas in the country!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Rupp Arena has so much history. It is located in Lexington, Ky. which is aUniversity city with a small town feel. Parking can be hard around the arena but lots of people directing you to a spot. The sound inside the arena is awesome and the seating is amazing. A definite must see college basketball arena.

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Covington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Rupp is a great venue to watch basketball! The food is good for a stadium and the atmosphere is like no other.

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Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

There is no place like Rupp Arena...it should be on every basketball fans bucket list! Go early and enjoy the many shops and food choices in the convention center.

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