Lexington Mayor Jim Gray revealed new renderings of Rupp Arena today in a press conference at the Lexington Center. The renovated and widened Rupp will create a better experience for the fans with improved seating, concourses, corridors, and a transparent structure that will open the arena up to downtown Lexington and the surrounding area, while maintaining the bones of the original building. For you basketball fans out there, which would be you, the new-look Rupp will keep its seating capacity but with wider, chairback seats in the upper level. More legroom, too!
The current plan is to complete the project by the fall of 2017.