According to Jerry Tipton, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said this morning that while he wants “Rupp Arena” to still be the name of UK’s renovated basketball arena, there is a possibility that it could be “[Business name] Rupp Arena” if naming rights are sold, which is still to be determined.
Former UK coach and Lexington Center Board Member Joe B. Hall told Tipton: “It can always be ‘Something-Rupp Arena. This program is Adolph Rupp’s program. He built it…It could be Alltech Rupp Arena. It could be the Ashland Rupp Arena. It could be the IBM Rupp Arena. Whatever.”
The press conference about the new Rupp Arena starts in thirty minutes. We’ll have a livestream up shortly.