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Memorial Coliseum to Receive a Few Minor Updates


There are some changes coming to Memorial Coliseum.

The home of the Kentucky women’s basketball, volleyball and gymnastics teams will add a new video board at the front entrance and ribbon boards along the mezzanine level .  First reported by Jen Smith, the changes will be made before the start of the 2018-19 women’s basketball season.

The giant state of the art scoreboard will be on the wall that currently holds championship banners, which will be pushed to either side of the new board.  On the opposite end, the old scoreboard will be replaced with new ribbon boards.

Similar to the Rupp Arena renovation project, UK is opting to make minor changes instead of completely renovating the entire arena.  The major renovations call for upgrades to restrooms, the HVAC system and the addition of a club section, but they come with an expensive price tag.

[Herald-Leader]

Article written by Nick Roush

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5 responses to “Memorial Coliseum to Receive a Few Minor Updates”

  1. JTA

    I wish we would play one or two games a year here, first come first serve tickets. As bad as the NIT situation was with BCG, that game was one of the best atmospheres I’ve ever been a part of. The entire crowd stood the entire time and it was as loud as I’ve ever heard Rupp.

  2. serdi

    Memorial in its pre-1978 configuration, best basketball venue in the world. Always much louder than Rupp. Flat ceiling and perfect acoustics.

    Need to take out the horrific trac lighting and restore ceiling lights…

  3. ukwildcat1991

    Sorry but this is old news…

  4. michaelb

    I love memorial , it’s got this certain nostalgia about it when inside there. I witnessed a 1999 big blue madness there and it was unlike any other I’ve been to at Rupp.

  5. CoachCat

    Something needs to be done about the lower bowl in Rupp anyways. They get so mad when you stand up or cheer. It’s time to give a few sections back to the real fans and not the ultra elite that are only there for status