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Address: 432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
Phone Number: +1 859-233-4567
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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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Awesome Game

My son received tickets for his birthday to watch the Wildcats play. It was a great night as the CATS won the game and put on a show with some awesome dunks.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
dale3in98
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Phelps, Kentucky
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Phelps, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My son received tickets for his birthday to watch the Wildcats play. It was a great night as the CATS won the game and put on a show with some awesome dunks.

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Yeaddiss, KY
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

University of Kentucky games are always wonderful here. And this even better with Coach Hall there..

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly a plus being a life long UK Wildcat fan. My jobs so happened to take me to Lexington, KY!!

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure, Rupp Arena is the home of UK basketball, but the facilities are also used for everything from concerts to conferences, and it handles all equally well. The integrated mall and food court adds to the "one-stop" nature of the arena. Rupp offers plenty of nearby parking, and the interior signage is effective in getting people to various locations. Well-maintained;... More 

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Fredonia, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great entertainment experience, shopping, great food from several venues, and of course can't beat uk basketball. Every seat has a view of floor the way it is laid out but lower level is best . Plan to come early and enjoy all that is going on .

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Alexandria, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have season tickets and we just love the new scoreboards. This has made the game so much more enjoyable.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recently told that the outside of Rupp Arena does not look very inviting like the YUM center in Louisville. These people were travelers from Mississippi and their first impression made me wonder of other out of towners see it the same way. RUPP is a great venue, well kept, inviting, place to see UK Basketball, concerts, truck pulls,... More 

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite venue to watch the Kentucky Wildcats!!! Go CATS!!! Seating is good, (if you are in Lower Arena)

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended an exhibition basketball game with 20,000 other fans!!! You have never been to a college basketball game until you have been in Rupp Arena! The new huge Video Board is massive and pure high tech. The sound system and special videos of U.K.'s past make for an exciting night. The U.K. Band along with the NCAA National Champion Cheerleaders... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This is the 40th anniversary for Rupp. As part of that milestone, a lot of renovations have taken place. For me, the most notable was seeing that the HVAC structures in the ceiling that were a weird orange/red color have been painted BLUE ! They have installed metal detectors but for our experience during both 2016 BBM and the NBA... More 

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