Rupp Arena

Local/Regional News
3:48 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

New Rupp Financing Plan Reduces Size, Ups Bonding Capacity

State, city, and University of Kentucky officials met this afternoon to discuss a revised financing plan for the Rupp Arena renovation project.

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7:07 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Mayor's Budget: Senior Center Upgrade, 45 New Positions, $40M In Bonds For Rupp

Mayor Jim Gray unveils new senior center designs his FY2015 budget address
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray laid out his FY 2015 budget proposal Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
12:24 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Beshear Continues Push For Rupp Funding


Gov. Steve Beshear is keeping up the pressure on lawmakers in Frankfort to fund the Rupp Arena redesign.

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Local/Regional News
4:46 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

New Rupp Arena Designs Revealed

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Mayor Jim Gray and Gov. Steve Beshear unveiled the new $310 million dollar design for the Rupp Arena Monday.

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Local/Regional News
8:00 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Plans to Renovate Rupp Arena Unveiled

Los Angeles architect Robert Mankin led a public meeting at Lexington's  Hyatt Regency Wednesday to discuss upgrades to Rupp Arena. 

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4:02 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Convention-Goers Weigh In On Lexington Conventon Center Redesign

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A focus group made up of key convention organizers and attendees has been examining preliminary plans for the proposed redesign of the Lexington Convention Center.

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10:21 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Stumbo Will Work To Replace Coal Severance Funds

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- House speaker Greg Stumbo says he intends to see that $2.5 million in coal severance tax funds being used to help pay for renovations at Rupp Arena is replaced.

Stumbo told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Thursday that the funding could be replaced when bonds are issued for renovating the facility, "making it more of a loan than a grant."

Officials in Appalachian counties complained about lawmakers' decision to use coal severance taxes for the project.

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7:59 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Top Seeded Louisville Stays Above The Upset Fray

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No matter where he's coaching or who his team is facing, Rick Pitino has never liked playing the first game of the NCAA tournament as a top seed.

"Normally your guys get a little tight, say, `We're a 1 seed, uh-oh, we could lose this game,'" the Louisville coach said. "And you start playing not to lose rather than to win."

Look at fellow No. 1 Gonzaga, nearly leveled by little Southern out in the West Region. Or third-seeded New Mexico, which got schooled by Harvard.

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Local/Regional News
1:22 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Lexington Center Unveils New Websites

Lexington Center

LEXINGTON, KY. - Visitors to the Lexington Center, Rupp Arena, and Opera House websites will notice a change today.

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Local/Regional News
8:01 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Jury to Pick Winner of Town Branch Commons Competition

Town Branch Creek comes to the surface near the Cox Street parking lot behind Rupp Arena.
photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After several weeks of behind-the-scenes action, a winner of the Town Branch Commons design competition will be selected this week. Five design firms were invited to submit their proposals for creating a narrow park and water feature through downtown Lexington.

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