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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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Always a treat for basketball game

Always a treat and big thrill for a basketball game. Anyone who loves basketball needs to pay at this place to their bucket list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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huntington,wv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Always a treat and big thrill for a basketball game. Anyone who loves basketball needs to pay at this place to their bucket list.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Enter the house where the greatest basketball dynasty in America was established. The team spirit of the rabid Wildcats fans is infectious.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice place to go for local sporting event and concerts. steps are steep and not for the elderly. i take my Mom places and she is in great shape for mid 80s but I worry for her safety. Seat width is to narrow for normal sized males so long events can be uncomfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

They have basketball games, the circus, concerts, conventions anything you can think of at his arena! It's a great to come and eat and hang out before an event. Only downside is the shops and eating places close early around 5 or 6.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Big UK fans! My Husband has been to 4 games and I 1 game and both of us to Big Blue Madness. Great atmosphere good mixture of foods Great shops and a hotel connected what more could you ask for?!

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Alliance, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was so excited to be seeing the Eagles in concert again! I got tickets at Rupp Arena because it was halfway between where I live in Ohio and my father in Tennessee. It was a Father's Day gift and sure to be a special memory for both of us. Getting to the Arena was easy and finding our way... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was thrilled to spend an evening with the legendary Eagles! What a mess. There was no opening band and there were hundreds of hot and frustrated people who had to stand in lines for much too long. We had a balcony seat and never did get to our assigned seats but found seating and no one asked us to... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you're ever curious about what Heaven will be like, just come here for a Kentucky basketball game.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great place to go for a concert, convention, or a UK basketball game. Plenty of places near by to shop, eat, or stay.

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New Albany, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Rupp Arena needs to be refurbished... Please get rid of the bleacher seats and upgrade to real seats. Also who ever came up with the idea to have the rest room right by the concession lines is out of their mind. That place is a mad house during an intermission.

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