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Rupp Arena

432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
+1 859-233-4567
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NOT AN ARENA, IT'S A CONVENTION CENTER

Wanted to see the arena. Instead saw a trade show. Better off going to campus and visiting the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oznam1
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Tucson, Arizona
Great seats to see the Foo Fighters

Easy to find, all seats were good seats. Great concert! Would definitely come here again for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
idclaire
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Mattoon, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“basketball game” (32 reviews)
“uk basketball” (24 reviews)
“big blue” (9 reviews)
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432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
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"basketball game"
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"uk basketball"
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"big blue"
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"great place to watch a game"
in 6 reviews
"upper section"
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"center court"
in 4 reviews
"hyatt hotel"
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"big game"
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"concert venue"
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"sporting events"
in 4 reviews
"season tickets"
in 4 reviews
"nice venue"
in 4 reviews
"downtown area"
in 5 reviews
"wildcat"
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"cats"
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"concessions"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to see the arena. Instead saw a trade show. Better off going to campus and visiting the practice facility, which will be nicer than most arenas in the country. OK Calipari, guess I have to go to the Dunkin Doghnuts on the Jersey shore...More

Thank Oznam1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find, all seats were good seats. Great concert! Would definitely come here again for another concert!

Thank idclaire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GO Big Blue!!!! The excitment here is CRAZYYYYYY when UK plays.....I adore the flare and loudness during the games!!!!!

Thank Heather R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a bad seat in the arena. Entrance and exit is fast and efficient. The sound for the concert was impressive. (Foo Fighters) and access to food an drink was quick and easy.

Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Great tradition of 24+ thousand seating arena that's home to the Men's Basketball Team. Great atmosphere for games. Arena used for concerts & other events. Attached to the Lexington Center & Hyatt Regency. Nice visit to area for whole family. Visit shops in Lexington Center...More

Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Ok, Rupp Arena, home of the Kentucky Wildcats. Great place to watch this or most any event. That's about it for the 4 star rating. For big events; ball games, concerts and such, if you're a rookie to Rupp, arrive early, an hour and a...More

Thank RealJeepDriver
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Nothing like seeing the CATS win at home in front of 25,000 people. So hard to get tickets, so makes the experience even sweeter.

Thank 33wildcatbruin19
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My husband bought tickets the end of the baskets. LL row. Had eyeball seats. The game was good view was great.r

Thank cathyhstanford
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

From concerts to wrestling to UK Basketball this is an incredible venue! State of the art electronics and so many fun things come to Rupp!

Thank tmacy916
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We had tix for the upper section. Didn't realize it was bench seating?? As much money as UK has I would've thought the seating would've been nicer. Long lines for restrooms especially women's. Concessions were also crowded. Acoustics were good.

Thank traveltrix66
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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
5 January 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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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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