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And Here is What the Rupp Arena Concourse Will Look Like

I am unsure why there is a stormtrooper riding around the concourse, but hey, whatever works

Oh and is that Calipari hanging out there too?

Article written by Matt Jones

63 Comments for And Here is What the Rupp Arena Concourse Will Look Like



  1. Anthony Davis Has A Posse
    6:06 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Robots on Segways? This thing is gonna take FOREVER to be done.



  2. masthay's sideburns
    6:06 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    looks like a level in halo



  3. PJWB
    6:06 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    My three year old will love the stormtrooper!



  4. BrowDown
    6:06 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Is that a scout trooper on a Segway? Who made these pictures?!



  5. BUcats
    6:06 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    1 – haha that is a lexington robocop/stormtrooper



  6. Wakecat
    6:07 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    “These are not the recruits you’re looking for.” – Calapari to Ricky Jr.



  7. Keith Myath
    6:07 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    My only question is why the stormtrooper isn’t waving a K flag.



  8. Sam J
    6:07 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    What’s up with the yard gnome?



  9. wildcatzack
    6:07 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Wow storm trooper, those 20’s?



  10. Tyler
    6:08 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Does the guy with the foam finger have a ‘F*** Louisville’ t shirt on?



  11. hoop33
    6:09 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    so much going on in this picture its hard to focus lol. the stormtrooper was at the airport last yr when uk beat unc to go to the final four and everybody went up there. he has a blue lightsaber. apparentley the task force is going to furnish him a segway to ride around on in rupp arena now. they thought of everything!



  12. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    6:10 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Artist must have been bored. Like the style though.



  13. BigBlueWestCoast
    6:10 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Storm Trooper on a Segway? Is Comic-Con 2013 going to be in the new Rupp?



  14. UKBlue
    6:10 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Where’s Darth Vader



  15. Tyler
    6:11 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Also the banner in the back only has seven national titles. Must not be very fururistic.



  16. wildcatzack
    6:11 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Everyone besides the two men talking intimately know that’s BCG hiding from the police. Very inconspicuous…



  17. Tyler
    6:11 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    futuristic*



  18. ShelbyCatFan
    6:15 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Freakin A!!! We get segways??!!!!! Like Bart Scott…CANT WAIT! lol



  19. Render
    6:16 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty cool that we have nbbj working on this they are a well respected architecture firm, from being in UKs masters architecture program I can tell you these guys won’t disappoint. Awesome renders.



  20. not darth maul
    6:17 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    i love how EVERYONE is staring at the star wars guy



  21. Cats R Back
    6:20 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Calipari needs to get his butt on the sidelines and do his screaming! haha



  22. chiefbroom
    6:22 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    all it needs is a pew-pew laser effect



  23. UKMustbeBroke
    6:22 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Wish we could aford a new arena. Thought we were posed to be big brother?



  24. UKBlue
    6:23 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Hahaha #8……. you beat me too it! That is awesome!



  25. Hoss
    6:29 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Seems like excess considering most UK fans dress on a Walmart/Old Navy/Goodies budget. I hope that stone surface is tobacco spit-proof, too.

    Where is the creek!?



  26. GMO
    6:29 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    is that a blue storm trooper? That’s bada$$. I’m disappointed the c-ship banner doesn’t show 9!



  27. UofL sux
    6:31 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Looks good, i like it.



  28. UofL sux
    6:33 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    I like the UK in the glass also.



  29. General Airen Cracken
    6:40 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    That is not the Storm Trooper we are looking?



  30. Midday
    6:41 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Uk yard gnome. I’m getting one now.



  31. General Airen Cracken
    6:41 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    for!



  32. Beans
    6:51 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    The Buzz Lightyear ride is gonna be awesome.



  33. the dude
    6:53 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Matt you sure its not the promenade?



  34. tim clark
    6:55 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    the new arena is dead, the mayor ask the govenor for 20 million back in december for another study done by a swedish/german company. I thought for one in early october things were going well from the people I know on the inside,but the mayor has just used uk as a pawn. if you will notice the city of louisville put up @ 150 million to build the new arena. you are looking at probably 4 years out now. it is dead this session and died in december. i could go on but i think that is enough info.

    thanks



  35. the dude
    6:55 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty sure the Guy with the foam finger has a shirt that says “I Hate alouisville.” This artist “gets it”



  36. the dude
    6:55 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty sure the Guy with the foam finger has a shirt that says “I Hate Louisville.” This artist “gets it”



  37. Mark Wilson
    6:59 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!

    This is what the opposing teams will see when they enter the arena….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAYkH-ESXW8



  38. Ghostofbearbryant
    7:00 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Wheres the Artists rendering of how much more revenue this things gonna bring in?



  39. Hunter12
    7:05 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    So they will let electronic scooter in Rupp Arena but not at Commonwealth. Better charge the old scooter cooler battery. I am back baby!



  40. Coach P.
    7:06 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Chick on the left is italian restaurant kinda hot……



  41. phk
    7:08 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Stormtroopers are not robots! THEY’RE HUMANS. /nerdrant



  42. Han
    7:13 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    41) All I could think of was How I Met Your Mother.



  43. Admiral Ackbar
    7:13 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    IT’S A TRAP!!!!!



  44. Han
    7:13 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Picture looks kind of like an airport.



  45. Holler Baller
    7:15 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Not sure what I’m looking at where’s Lando Calrissian and frozen Han Solo



  46. World Accoring To Darth
    7:17 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    What is Cal yelling at the stormtrooper about?



  47. UKBlue
    7:18 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Before all the Star Wars dorks freak; that trooper is known as a Scout Trooper not a Storm Trooper.

    I hope to God the people working on Rupp learn from the financial problems of the Yum Center. The Yum Center is in all kinds of trouble, the City of Louisville/taxpayers are the financial backstop for this Yum mess, and this is about to become a huge financial disaster. Someone needs to put a For Sale sign up on the Yum Center before the banks/bond holders put a foreclosure sign on it.



  48. Wiley
    7:22 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    ######



  49. bee-rad
    7:22 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    I saw the storm trooper walking down Main St when before we played Louisville



  50. UKfaninWI
    7:30 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Ole Miss wants admiral ackbar we’ll take a storm trooper



  51. manbearpig
    7:37 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    The good news is at least they are making sure the wild horses are staying outside and not roaming free in the concourse!



  52. Matt Jones' barber
    8:01 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve seen the storm trooper at the SEC tournament a couple of times. Since the subject is up, what is the difference between a storm trooper and a scout trooper? I haven’t seen all of them.



  53. Dave
    8:17 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Is Jerry Tipton going to ask the Stormtropper where he got the Segway?



  54. Chad
    8:26 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Is that dirty Cardinal bird getting eaten by a Wildcat in the top right?



  55. RogerHarden_23
    8:27 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    They forgot the horse running wild all over everyone.



  56. RickyPVoodooDoll
    8:52 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    For all of the people that think that Lexington needs a Yum Center type arena. The UL ticket prices went up alot, and the arena is also not making enough money to pay for it self. It was suppose to generate $6 million in taxes from the area around it, but it only produced $2 million. Moody’s is also lowering the bond rating for the Yum to junk bond status.



  57. Mark Wilson
    8:57 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    tickets in section 241 will be 1 mill-ion dollars muhahaha



  58. Lols
    9:04 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like a subway station. Hahahaha



  59. Sidney's Chubby Cheeks
    9:37 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    They forgot all the old people and oxygen tanks. Unless this is some kinda beautiful future of easy to acquire lowers and Team Sit Down gets you banned.



  60. dots
    11:38 pm January 24, 2012 Permalink

    matt, i love you..but that’s a clone trooper, not a storm trooper.



  61. rupp arena
    12:18 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    here is a rendering with the blue ribbon boards instead of pink… http://media.kentucky.com/smedia/2012/01/24/21/32/p7vKG.AuSt.79.jpg



  62. jpizzle
    10:06 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    So now we know that @fakegimel is the artist for the project. That works for me…



  63. Inside Your Mind
    10:54 am January 25, 2012 Permalink

    I’m all for it as long as we have a blue and white stormtrooper riding a segway around the concourse. Then and only then will we truly be the “gold standard.”