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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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KHSAA Basketball Tourney

Concessions are limited fare. Fairly expensive. Sight lines were good. Big screen adds to the atmosphere. Blue everywhere now. Parking is $10 for event.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Blackey, KY
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Blackey, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Concessions are limited fare. Fairly expensive. Sight lines were good. Big screen adds to the atmosphere. Blue everywhere now. Parking is $10 for event.

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently I had my first opportunity to visit Rupp with my son. I had been there for many games in past. On this trip, because the 'Cats home season is over, we attended an early round of the Sweet 16. Rupp "is what it is". I think everybody knows that if you just evaluate its current status as a venue,... More 

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Lexington,KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your able to catch a U.K. basketball game here it's an amazing experience. I've attended other events here as well and they are always great. Upper arena isn't the most comfortable seating just FYI though. If you can get lower do so (exception to this is U.K. Basketball as it's almost impossible to get lowers.)

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love going to concerts or basketball games in Rupp Arena. This is a convenient location in downtown Lexington and close to many hotels and restaurants.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent atmosphere for watching basketball games. Seating in upper arena is bench so be prepared to share space if folks are large or in the wrong seats. No cupholders up there either. Lower arena seats are cushioned and have cupholders. Plenty of bathrooms & food choices. Parking/leaving can be tricky as they don't seem to have the best organization when... More 

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Charleston WV
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for Winter Jam 2017. Parking was excellent, right across the side street by the arena. Then after going to see where to wait in line for the few hours, staff seemed attentive to making sure the crowd would be organized, lining us up in a parking lot down a hill below the entranceways to the arena. After a nearly... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just an awesome place to go!! Great game food and plenty of pre-game activities. A must go if you get a chance. Go UK

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Mariemont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crowd is wild for Kentucky Blue but also well mannered for visiting team fans and families. Basketball team well known but Kentucky cheerleaders won their 22nd national championship two weeks ago.

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Hartford, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time watching the UK basketball game! We used the express lane and got in very quickly. Be sure to have an escape plan when leaving the parking lot. If you are not familiar with the area there are many one way streets and it can a very stressful event!!!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with family I recommend this place to anyone and my family and myself will definitely be returning

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