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Rupp Arena

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Address: 432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
Phone Number: 859-233-4567
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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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The Home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats

I have been to many stadiums, arenas, halls and centers to watch College Basketball. There is not a better place to see the College Atmosphere than Rupp Arena! The #BBN Fans, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many stadiums, arenas, halls and centers to watch College Basketball. There is not a better place to see the College Atmosphere than Rupp Arena! The #BBN Fans, the 20+ times National Champion Cheerleaders and the outstanding band gives you the Best Experience during any mid to major game. Seeing a game here is a Must Do... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rupp is a magic place to watch a basketball game because every team that comes to play UK gives their best effort.

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Thank Gregg B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Watched our CATS play at Rupp! Always fun to watch basketball but especially love Rupp and the environment when the CATS play!

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Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outdated, large venue for watching concerts, basketball & other similar events. Poor sound for concerts. Uncomfortable, crowded bench seating in most areas. "Big Bertha", the large white horn conglomerate in the middle of the floor, has been removed & is being replaced with video screens. While this is a needed improvement, there are so many other items that need rejuvenating,... More 

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Owensboro, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

When you get all those CATS fans gathered together in the arena, the sound is deafening. Proof that the students love their CATS.

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Arnold, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Very nice arena although parking could be better. Nice clean arena. Seating is alittle tight if you are a bigger person, but we made it.

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Thank Lester B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Love Rupp Arena! Especially when the Kentucky Wildcats are playing. If you are lucky enough to be traveling during basketball season and can get a ticket, Ky basketball is an experience worth checking out!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Convention centre with a good select of shops for all tastes, and selection of snack bars. Large reception areas well capable for a business event

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I enjoyed my stay so much July 2015 that I booked again for my daughter's graduation from the University of Kentucky this past Mother's Day (May 8, 2016). Once again I was not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to me and my family. After bragging about how nice everything was to my relatives who were also attending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Great concert venue, seats were great (side behind stage, last section before back that wasn't open). Great set up- food court downstairs of arena, bet it's great on basketball game days! Nice staff.

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