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Rupp Arena

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Address: 432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
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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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UK basketball ! So fun

We lucked out and sat in season ticket holder section . The play was fast paced , fun and outstanding! UK band is great ! Student spirit was present and Coach Calipari is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lisa F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We lucked out and sat in season ticket holder section . The play was fast paced , fun and outstanding! UK band is great ! Student spirit was present and Coach Calipari is passionate about his coaching. the sound system is great and big screens offer a up close experience . Super fun!

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Thank Lisa F
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The new scoreboard and renovations really make it look more up to date. Helps the fame atmosphere so much!! Now if the old blue hairs in the lower arena would cheer for the team instead of showing there outfits we would be much better crowd!!

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Thank Darren H
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I traveled to Lexington to attend a UK Basketball game at Rupp Arena. We were trilled with our experience. Our hotel was only 1.4 miles away from the beautiful downtown area and location on Rupp Arena. We had never been to Lexington before and were not sure what to expect. The game started at 8:30 and we... More 

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Thank Jordan C
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great season of Kentucky basketball. Love meeting friends before or after the game at the many restaurants surrounding the arena. Downtown Lexington has much to offer.

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Thank jcstem2
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

This the THE place to experience live basketball in the Big Blue Nation. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to obtain tickets without going through a scalper or paying an exorbitant price on line. The one disappointment is that upper arena seats do not have padded seats nor seat backs - it is all bleacher type seating and very narrow as... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Home of the University of Kentucky Wildcat Champion basketball team. An experience you won't want to miss although tickets are hard to come by! Go CATS!!!

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Thank kodaniel
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I've visited several arenas and albeit, Rupp is historic, so were its facilities. Not any more though. With the recent refresh and installation of the new AV system, I must admit, I now enjoy the venue. Next step: exterior renovation & concession upgrades.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

What an arena and what a team! We have never seen such devoted ,friendly, fun fans packed into a stadium as we have in Lexington!. Make sure you wear your blue and white and make sure you go out to eat early. If not you'll have to wait until the game is over to find a seat at a nearby... More 

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Corbin, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

If you've ever been to a University of Kentucky basketball or something there you've seen there is a lot of seat's which is good because they have a lot of events which mean's more money for them.

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Spottsville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Best place in the world to watch the greatest team in America with the craziest fans the world has seen...BBN rocks all the time.

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