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Rupp Arena

432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
+1 859-233-4567
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Basketball history at its best!

If you've never been to a Kentucky basketball game at Rupp, do yourself a favor and go. If you're... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Kevin B
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Nashville, Tennessee
Taylor Swift Concert

Visited Rupp Arena for the Taylor Swift Concert. Everything was as expected for a concert venue... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2015
Leanne S
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Bellevue, Kentucky
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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 good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

If you've never been to a Kentucky basketball game at Rupp, do yourself a favor and go. If you're a born Kentuckian, like myself, you have memories of watching UK games since birth. There's nothing like seeing a game in person. Ticket prices can get...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Visited Rupp Arena for the Taylor Swift Concert. Everything was as expected for a concert venue. Crowds and more crowds. But entry and departure went smoothly, staff was friendly and helpful and we ran into no issues during our evening.

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 19 October 2015

A friend and I went to the annual Ringling Bros Circus performance and were amazed at how well the Arena staff had accommodated the needs of the performers. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the way it was presented in the somewhat limited venue (I...More

Thank barryw749
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I have attended many events at this venue and have loved each experience. My favorites are watching the UK Wildcats play basketball. The crowd carries into the feeling of cheering for the CATS and it is overwhelming. Concerts here have been topnotch and I will...More

Thank Bax M
Reviewed 14 October 2015

A bit run-down, but seemed intimate for a concert we recently attended. HOWEVER...I'm not sure if this is KY state law or not, but we attended a Sunday night concert that started at 7 and they stopped selling alcohol at 9:15. Really?? The show didn't...More

Thank RRSHOW
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Close to the stage means far from the entrance and many steps. We attended a concert, our seats were in the 10th row in some of the most uncomfortable seats I have experienced. At intermission we mover up to the 'rafter' whwere the sound quality...More

Thank MaryAnneM1007
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Rupp Arena is best known as the hallowed ground where the University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball team has played home games since 1976. Continually threatened by rumors of a modern replacement, Rupp Arena stands the test of time. If you can find your way into...More

Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Visited for Scarefest8 and enjoyed the amenities tremendously...even the parking was convenient! Food court had several offerings, although prices are a bit steep.

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great place to watch the amazing UK Wildcats play. But my wife had a panic attack when climbing to our seats (2 rows from the top). It is quite a steep walk up and it was frightening for her coming down. However nothing would stop...More

Thank ncmttravelers
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My daughter's graduation. I will always remember that day. It was actually in 2012. So many great things about Rupp Arena. It's a big deal in the entire state and as most of us know, home to the University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball.

Thank BrotherTru
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I want to avoid time in looking for parking, walking long way to enter the building and paying huge amount of money for parking. I can use Uber two-way and $30 with no issue. How much for parking 2-1/2 hours?
19 April 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
Tours? On Friday?
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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Fran S
Where can I buy a uk parking fan sign
1 July 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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