Rupp Arena renovation

Rupp Renovations Include Club Areas, Chair-Back Seating

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UK Athletics

Rupp Arena's next round of renovations will allow more fans to enjoy Kentucky basketball in comfortable chair-back seats, or mingle in club areas being added for the first time to the famed venue. Upper-level chair-back seating and new club areas will be coming to the downtown Lexington arena starting with the 2019-2020 season, University of Kentucky officials announced Friday.

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

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

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Mayor Jim Gray is waiting on the final budget before signaling plans for the ambitious Rupp Arena project, but the news isn’t likely to be good.

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Legislation clearing the way for Lexington to up its hotel tax to help fund the Rupp Arena expansion sailed through a House committee Wednesday.