Rupp Arena

10:02 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Highlights of the Kentucky State Budget Compromise

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  FRANKFORT—State House and Senate leaders have agreed on the details of a $20.3 billion biennial state budget that largely preserves Gov. Steve Beshear's intention to restore funding for K-12 education. A final vote on the plan is expected late Monday night.

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6:47 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Rupp Arena Overhaul Plans Unveiled

Officials have announced details of a planned $300 million "reinvention" of Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

The design includes a new adjoining convention center, a transparent facade chair-back seats throughout the arena.

Governor Steve Beshear is recommending $65 million in state-issued bonds to help fund the project. Full financing has not been worked out yet.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says that’s not a concern.

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7:07 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Kentucky Wildcats Led Nation in 2012-13 Men's Basketball Attendance

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The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team did not have a great 2012-13 season. Fresh off a national championship, they finished 21-12 and had a disappointing run in the National Invitational Tournament.

The Louisville Cardinals, on the other hand, finished 35-5 and won the national title.

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2:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Lexington Gets Update on Rupp Arena Project

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In about a month, more details are expected on who should design the renovation of Lexington’s Rupp Arena. The overall project to refurbish the sports arena along with the Lexington Convention Center carries an estimated price tag of close to $300 million.

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4:23 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Louisville Cards Begin NCAA Title Quest in Lexington

U of L Senior Guard Peyton Siva
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With the number one overall seed, a Big East Tournament title and a nine-game winning streak on its resume,  the University of Louisville begins play in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament tomorrow  in Lexington.  

The Cards take on North Carolina A&T, which defeated Liberty in Tuesday’s play-in game.  It was the Aggies’ first-ever NCAA tournament victory.

U of L senior guard Peyton Siva says the Cards are clicking—as a team--at the right time.

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3:33 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Firm Chosen to Develop Financial Plan for Rupp Renovation

A Minneapolis-based consulting firm will help the Lexington Center Corp. develop a financial plan to pay for a renovation of Rupp Arena and construction of a new convention center. Conventions, Sports & Leisure International was picked for the job today at a meeting of the Lexington Center Board of Directors.

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