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It's Rupp! We sat in the second level, near center, a couple of rows behind the press. We weren't... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
orlandoclassic
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Tallahassee, Florida
Greatest College Basketball Venue!!!

Every visit to Rupp Arena to watch the Wildcats play basketball never fails to exceed my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shrewcrew
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Avon, Indiana
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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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432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's Rupp! We sat in the second level, near center, a couple of rows behind the press. We weren't on top of the court, but the views were still great. Kenny "Sky" Walker walked right past us! The ushers are all helpful and very nice,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recent trip to Rupp Arena was similar to my visit during my 1980 high school years. Seating and view of basketball court excellent in lower arena. Everything else is less than desirable. Crowded hallways, not enough concession stands, and crowded bathrooms. Ice cream line over...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every visit to Rupp Arena to watch the Wildcats play basketball never fails to exceed my expectations! Until you have watched a college game in Rupp Arena, you have no idea what you are missing.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

UK games are always lots of actions - especially the home games . UK NCAA basketball is one of the best performing sports team not just for Kentucky, but for the entire nation . Usually some of the players every year make it to NBA...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We had a great time at the UK Basketball game. We have also been here for concerts and special events. Lots of food options. Parking can be a little bit difficult.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Great place. I've been here several times and they are always great! Only complaint is not enough people in the liquor booth to serve all the people. I waited in line for an alcoholic drink for more than 30 minutes without moving 2 steps! That's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cheyenne W
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I took my family of four to the UK vs VMI men's basketball game. My wife does not like sports and does not like big crowds. It was a big deal for her to join us. Rupp Arena does a very good job of moving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

The music and sound was wonderful. I don’t want to take any accolades from the 3 groups. The audience was a different matter. Several in our section were drunk and rude. They refused to sit down and waved their arms so seeing was impossible and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

We went to see 3 concerts in 1. The opening act was the Kentucky Headhunters- I'm not a fan of their music. The 2nd show was Ricky Skaggs- his show was great with the mix of music he and his group performed. We were seated...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Watched Kentucky beat UNC Greensboro on a Saturday afternoon. I sat in section 231 row C which is a great vantage point. I love Rupp but it will be nice when the arena renovations are finished.

Date of experience: December 2018
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April 19, 2017|
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Response from smithfamily2002 | Reviewed this property |
I have only had to pay for parking if there for an event, and then it was an attendant when pulling into the parking area not leaving. I think 20-25 is the most I have ever had to pay to park in the Rupp lots.
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Martha N
January 4, 2017|
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Response from neafus | Reviewed this property |
Additional note on virtual tour online. I just took a quick look and this virtual tour was posted BEFORE the renovations. You can tell by the fact that the sound system known as Big Bertha is still up and the HVAC tubes in... More
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Fran S
July 1, 2016|
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Response from Lester B | Reviewed this property |
Go to sportshopdirect and go to the ncaa teams and put in Kentucky Wildcats and the sign is on there.
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