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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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Home of the Wildcats

Outstanding venue to watch the Kentucky Wildcats play. Concerts are decent, the acoustics are not that great compared to other arenas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outstanding venue to watch the Kentucky Wildcats play. Concerts are decent, the acoustics are not that great compared to other arenas.

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Thank majdr9
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rupp Arena is a big arena that is most famous for hosting University of KY basketball games. However, it is difficult to get a ticket for a game.

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Carter County, KY
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great game with helpful staff!!! You gotta get a cone of ice cream!!!! It is a UK basketball game staple!!!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Rupp, but we really need something larger for Basketball. And I have to say, I went here for a concert recently and the acoustics are terrible. Probably time for a few upgrades to our old Rupp!

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mt. sterling, ky
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68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you don't get the seats that are bench with no backs. We have various concerts there. Most get their sound system others don't(when that happens the music isn't enjoyable). We have gone to a couple where the stage is set up in the middle of the basketball court- those are the best.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located downtown Lexington. Venues are very expensive as well as parking cost. Concessions way to much. Would recommend not going unless you have a pocket full of $$$$

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Ohio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attend many games a year at Rupp and I love coming back game after game. It's not up to date like the new arena's but there is a since of nostalgia when you walk in and see the banners and 24,500 fans dressed in blue. I hope someday they can modernize this place like they had planned to do... More 

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kentucky
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seats in this arena are WAY to close together. There is simply no room to move. If you are tall, your knees will be against those in front of you. You can sit on bleacher type seats up in the top section but they are very steep. I like the atmosphere, but I hate the seating.

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Thank kytraveler93
GRAYSON
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to go to a UK ballgame at least once a year. For BIG BLUE fans there is no better place! It's always loud and exciting.

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Saginaw
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for the event for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The venue is great, the service is sub par. the food was truly poor quality. I even viewed a section leader yelling at waiter on the floor in front of guest. They really need training there. Proper serving manners should apply when your guest is paying $75.00 a... More 

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