Rupp Arena

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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Local/Regional News
6:54 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Consultant Picked for Rupp District Project

Proposed interior of a renovated Rupp Arena. Courtesy Space Group.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The consulting firm Conventions, Sports & Leisure International will serve as the strategic advisor for the proposed project to renovate Rupp Arena and develop an Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Lexington.

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1:48 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Rupp Arena To Host NCAA Tournament Games

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The basketball home of the Kentucky Wildcats will be a host site for the 2013 NCAA Men's Tournament.  According to the organization’s website, Rupp Arena will host second and third round games March 21st and the 23rd. 

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Local/Regional News
3:50 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Design Firms Asked to Show What's Possible for Daylighting Town Branch

Town Branch Creek is mostly buried under downtown Lexington, but it comes to the surface near the Cox Street parking lot behind Rupp Arena. -- photo by Brenna Angel
photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Downtown Development Authority is looking for ideas on how to possibly bring the Town Branch Creek back to the surface.

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Local/Regional News
3:38 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Ex-UK Administrator Will Be Rupp Project Manager

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A former vice president at the University of Kentucky has been tapped as the new project manager for the Rupp Arena Arts and Entertainment District.

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WUKY In Depth
2:19 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

In-Depth: Could Town Branch Creek Flow Again Through Lexington?

Town Branch Creek at the Cox Street parking lot - CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS

Underneath the heart of downtown Lexington flows the Town Branch Creek. It’s been buried for more than 100 years, but now community leaders are talking about bringing the water back to the surface as part of the creation of a Rupp Arena, Arts, and Entertainment District.

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Local/Regional News
2:24 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

20,000 Fans Celebrate UK Title at Rupp

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of UK fans will be packed into Rupp Arena this afternoon for a celebration of the men’s basketball teaming winning the NCAA title.

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Local/Regional News
1:19 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Rupp Task Force Main Outlines Revenue Possibilities

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Before the home of the UK mens’ basketball team can get a complete makeover, city leaders need to figure how to pay for the project. Brent Rice, chairman of the Rupp Arena task force, discussed possibilities Friday morning at a Commerce Lexington event.

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