Rupp Arena renovation New Rupp Financing Plan Reduces Size, Ups Bonding Capacity By Josh James • Apr 14, 2014 State, city, and University of Kentucky officials met this afternoon to discuss a revised financing plan for the Rupp Arena renovation project. Beshear Continues Push For Rupp Funding By Josh James • Apr 3, 2014 Gov. Steve Beshear is keeping up the pressure on lawmakers in Frankfort to fund the Rupp Arena redesign. Future Of Rupp Project Unclear As Funding Mechanisms Dry Up In Frankfort By Josh James • Mar 31, 2014 NBBJ / EOP / Scape 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. Rupp Project Supporters Hopeful As Hotel Tax Advances To Full House By Josh James • Mar 19, 2014 Josh James / WUKY Legislation clearing the way for Lexington to up its hotel tax to help fund the Rupp Arena expansion sailed through a House committee Wednesday.