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Rupp Arena

432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
859-233-4567
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Ranked #13 of 55 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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Shreveport, Louisiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are any type of basketball fan you must visit Rupp Arena when you are in Lexington. Home of the best college basketball program in history. Plus there is something for everyone. What most people do not realize is that Rupp Arena is built inside a mall. There are stores all over selling all types of things.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Concerts is the ONLY reason I go to the Rupp for. I haven't been to the Rupp in a couple of years though. I hear it's a great place for sports. But the drinks and food you get there is high, but what do you expect? It's Lexington.. (I don't know when the last time I was here, so I... More

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Walton, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Going to watch a University of Kentucky basketball game is a must do for the true Wildcat Fan! Rupp Arena is a sea of Wildcat Blue with many shops and restaurant/bars filled with Big Blue excitement.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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