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Two companies made the Friday deadline for Convention Center naming rights

According to Steve Moss of WKYT, two companies have made the Friday deadline for the naming rights of Rupp Arena. Although the information about two companies has leaked out, the actual names of those companies has not yet been confirmed. Stay tuned…

 

**UPDATE: According to someone from Mayor Jim Gray’s office, WKYT was incorrect. Naming rights proposals were for the convention center only at this point. 

 

Care to wager any guesses as to the 2 companies? Winner gets to do next week’s Friday night post.

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

149 Comments for Two companies made the Friday deadline for Convention Center naming rights



  1. Cnyle4KY
    6:29 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    RJ Corman and Central Bank.



  2. Mike
    6:31 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Heard Papa John’s offered big $$$



  3. Me
    6:32 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Big Ass Fans & Papa Johns.



  4. Kent
    6:33 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Rj and papa johns



  5. How
    6:36 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    If we let papa John put his name on rupp old Adolph will rise in a zombie attack and eat Lexington



  6. RJ
    6:37 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Cirilla’s and Jared’s Jewlers.

    It can only be Jaaared’s [Rupp Arena].



  7. makers man
    6:38 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Pleeeeease let it be Big Ass Fans



  8. Bushmaster
    6:38 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    RJ & Makers Mark….



  9. SupCats
    6:38 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Fazoli’s and Smashing Tomatoes.



  10. JHD
    6:38 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Alltech seems likely, the other could be any number of regional or national businesses: Lexmark, Xerox, Toyota, Amazon, Lockheed Martin, UPS, and Trane all have Lexington presence. Big Ass Fans as the dark horse.



  11. B.O.
    6:39 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    EPA Center



  12. Chad Huffman
    6:40 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Lexmark and RJ Corman



  13. Littleton Ward
    6:41 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    What up Ally?



  14. #corporateamerica
    6:42 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Alltech and RJ Corman



  15. FilthyRich
    6:43 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Roc Nation Sports (Jay-Z’s company) and Alltech.



  16. J in Orlando
    6:45 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    RJ Corman and Alltech



  17. J in Orlando
    6:46 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Lexmark and Alltech



  18. Blue ballz
    6:51 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Dan’s discount jewlery and burgers and shakes



  19. Catsfan32
    6:51 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Whitaker Bank and Papa Johns



  20. Namerdomus
    6:53 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    AllTech, Makers, Pepsi, Krogers



  21. Chandler
    6:53 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Central bank and alltech



  22. O T I S
    6:53 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Cracker Ass Cracker Mobile Homes and Inbred Trash Meth Labs



  23. Catsrule
    6:54 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Alliance coal and alltech



  24. cracka
    6:54 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Ashland and Alltech



  25. Winston
    6:55 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Boone’s Butcher Shop and Orange Leaf



  26. Admiral Halsey
    6:55 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    R.J. Corman and Big Ass Fans.



  27. Chubbs
    6:58 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Ksr and tin roof



  28. wabaco
    7:01 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    The Castle and Bud’s Gun Shop.



  29. digger
    7:03 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    kentucky farm bureau and papa johns



  30. MacGruber
    7:03 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Eddie Montgomery’s and Courtesy Acura……SWEET!



  31. Fred
    7:03 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Nike and orange leaf



  32. Ksrfan
    7:03 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Whitaker bank & RJ



  33. Dr. Lyons
    7:04 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Alltech.



  34. al
    7:04 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    al purnell here



  35. chromium
    7:04 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Papa John’s and Orange Leaf.



  36. David
    7:05 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Al Purnell? Old Folks Arena?



  37. boycott to prevent
    7:06 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    if we announce to boycott whoever ends up getting it do you think they wont go through with it



  38. Wild Blue
    7:06 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Please don’t let it be PaPa John’s!! Too many ties to our rival.



  39. bluemanchew
    7:07 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    alltech, toyota



  40. soak it in cider
    7:09 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    If, it is anything —— before or after the name of the Baron of the Bluegrass—– it will be a deplorable atrocity.



  41. bluemanchew
    7:09 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    can we please delete the racial slur comment



  42. John Schattner
    7:09 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Papa John’s and Luxotica (out of Italy/Cincy) – opening a big new facility in Lexington.



  43. Ares
    7:16 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Big house bourbon and Boones Butcher Shop



  44. TrailerTrash
    7:17 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Sir Pizza and Sqecial Media



  45. NotSatire
    7:18 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Toyota and Alltech



  46. John Calamari
    7:20 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Rupp’s Alltech Arena



  47. Women Everywhere
    7:22 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    “Sin The Sports Center & Rupp Arena”



  48. Them
    7:24 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Valvoline



  49. RandyB
    7:24 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    i’m with #37 and surprised that more aren’t. If any company buys the rights to put their name before Adolph Rupps,
    I will automatically boycott their products and/ r picket their headquarters.



  50. Jarvis
    7:27 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    It’s Boones Butcher Shop. I heard from a reliable source so mark it down. Done deal.



  51. Mike Ranney
    7:28 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Papa John’s and Yum.



  52. Elkattio
    7:34 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Whitaker Bank and Toyota



  53. RU. Fuhnee
    7:34 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    20,000 comedians out of work and they’re all in this comment section _____ unreal !



  54. Cats in the NBA
    7:35 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Emirates. And replace the old man ushers with the Emirates Airlines stewardesses.



  55. Bankrupt Company
    7:35 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Atkinson, Simms & Kermode



  56. here ya go
    7:37 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Friends of Coal and Calipari’s signature clothing



  57. What About...
    7:43 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Yamamoto



  58. moon
    7:43 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    McDonalds, most of our players have already played for them, anyway.



  59. EasyE523
    7:46 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    RJ Corman and Alltech



  60. Curt
    7:47 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    RJ and Papa



  61. Maddog34
    7:47 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Chico’s Bail Bonds



  62. Mudslinger Mitch
    7:50 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Hate those BS adds about Bevin. I know him well and he is one of the finest human beings on the planet. Pathetic that a man of Mitch’s stature stoops to these gutter levels. We deserve better – and Matt has more character in his pinky than Mitch has ever had in his life.



  63. ukjonny9
    7:55 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    37 & 49, if we don’t get a naming sponsor the renovations will have to come from taxpayers or probably won’t happen.



  64. Takethoseonionsoffmysliders
    7:55 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Big Ass fans and Huge Ass Burgers!!



  65. I got it!!!!
    7:57 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Amazon and Central Bank.

    #37 and #49…..GET REAL and grow up. Elementary school is getting ready to keep you busy again.



  66. kramer
    7:59 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Papa Johns and Toyota….



  67. Let's hope not
    8:01 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    I worked for RJ Corman and he and his company are far from the great thing that everyone in central Kentucky believes it is! That said, I hope he outlives his cancer.



  68. RJ
    8:01 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    White Castle and Malone’s



  69. Bob
    8:02 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Alltech and Papa Johns



  70. TheFakeJamaalMagloire
    8:08 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    I just hope Friends of Coal isn’t one of them.



  71. Hazardcatfan
    8:11 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Darryl Isaccs “The Hammer” and Friends of Coal!!!!



  72. CTBlue32
    8:12 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    The Heavy Hitter and Fitzpatrick Furniture



  73. crazycatfan
    8:13 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    I just hate any anme being in front of Rupp. If it has to be, then have it be a true Kentucky establishment. Maker’s Mark … Woodford Reserve … yada yada yada!



  74. tippytoe
    8:14 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Big Ass Fans and Morgan and Morgan



  75. NameDropper
    8:16 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Wheeler Pharmacy and Tin Roof “a live music joint”.



  76. bmt22033
    8:17 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    John Wall, Inc. and Orange Leaf.



  77. Friend of Coal
    8:20 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Coal Arena… That’s where all the $$$$ is coming from anyway!!!!!!!!!



  78. RJ
    8:30 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Ron Jeremy and James Deen



  79. 430 West Vine
    8:38 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Alliance and Toyota



  80. Huh?
    8:40 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Enterprise rent a car

    And

    Dan’s strip joint



  81. Bruce Pearl
    8:46 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Hustler Hollywood Center



  82. Ricky Three Stacks
    8:48 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Porcinis Arena. With a 15 second shot clock.



  83. Matt C
    8:50 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Toyota and RJ



  84. Barry
    8:51 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Ale8One Arena



  85. I've Seen Ashley Naked
    9:05 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Tally Ho and Purnell’s OFCS



  86. jpbky2
    9:07 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    There is four million people in Kentucky. Let’s say there are one million that are Kentucky basketball fans. Everybody kick in ten bucks for ten years and you have 10 million dollars a year towards building the arena. Then the fans insist that the name stay Rupp Arena.



  87. Shawn
    9:07 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    53rd Bank



  88. exiledfan
    9:08 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Hoping for Hugh Jass Rupp Arena.



  89. mk
    9:09 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    the two here no one seems to put together: RJ and alltech



  90. Shawn
    9:12 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Bank Of America and 53rd Bank



  91. Bubba Earl
    9:18 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Tolly Ho and Yamamoto



  92. Randall
    9:21 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Toyota & Alltech



  93. Randall
    9:22 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Toyota &Rj Corman



  94. Todd
    9:36 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Paul Miller Ford Rupp Arena



  95. Jurich says
    9:52 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Still a dump compared to the State of the art YUM center



  96. Lefty Driesell
    9:55 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Coal Field House?



  97. Kyle
    10:00 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Lexmark and Ashland. Maybe Humana?



  98. Secretagent0014
    10:01 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Oak Factaweee!!!



  99. Pink Floyd
    10:02 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Apple and NASA



  100. Karen
    10:04 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Rupp/Kentucky Sports Radio Arena!



  101. Joe
    10:09 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Domino’s and Lee’s famous recipe, opposite of u of smell.



  102. Jared Yonts
    10:22 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    R.J Corman!



  103. Amanda
    10:23 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Big Ass Fans and Whitaker Bank



  104. Ukcatzfan
    10:26 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Winston (cigarette)
    Duke Energy Company



  105. Bob the Replier
    10:27 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    #95 left out “financially failing” before Yum Center.



  106. carl spackler
    10:32 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Bushwood Czervik Arena



  107. stringmusiccat
    10:42 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Al Purnells’s House of Sausage



  108. RobUKfan
    10:50 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Humana and Ashland.



  109. Mike
    10:51 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Tally Ho



  110. Zac
    11:06 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    “Welcome to Mad Mushroom Arena!” – Dave Baker



  111. yevkazim
    11:18 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Papa Johns & Coal



  112. trouljaboy
    11:20 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Big Ass Fans & DejaVu



  113. derek4uk
    11:22 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    100% positive its alltech and they won the naming rights bid!



  114. we don't need no stinkin' name
    11:27 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Adolph $ The Brown Suit



  115. Tyler
    11:36 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Ashland and Toyota



  116. Centralkycat
    11:37 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    How about Yoshikos and Continental Inn?



  117. snarkster
    11:37 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Spearmint Rhino & Butt Rub BBQ – Lap Dances or just a good butt rub.



  118. Jerry Lewis
    11:51 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Alltech and papa johns.



  119. CatFanInChattanooga
    12:02 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Billy Gillespie’s School of Night Time Golf or Joker’s Photoshop Emporium



  120. Scott
    12:32 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    How about Rupp’s Big Azz Areana



  121. Fence
    12:37 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    UNICEF and Smith & Wesson



  122. YSR2KSR
    12:41 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    i thought this was only being done if there was no other way to finance the project according to the mayor. doh!!!



  123. Lucas
    1:11 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Minga beef jerkey



  124. Boris
    1:38 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Dowahares and Kenny Rogers Roaster



  125. Chris from Richmong
    1:48 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Vespa and Alan Cutler



  126. haha
    2:05 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    #124 is walking around Turfland Mall parking lot thinking it is still 1991



  127. matt
    2:11 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    big ass fans and coca cola



  128. Bryan
    3:12 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Safelite Auto Glass and Alltech



  129. Or
    5:29 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe this was just the “deadline” for the convention center naming rights.



  130. @sircolbybrown
    5:35 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    What about “Google Rupp Arena?”



  131. Tom
    5:40 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Cantuckee Diner Rupp Arena



  132. dsparklender
    6:54 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    IMG and Alltech



  133. holler baller
    7:23 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Parquet Drive In



  134. Stephen
    8:31 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Big Ass Fans and Makers Mark.



  135. Tony
    8:39 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    I know for a fact it is, GEM Construction, Inc. out of Bardstown.



  136. J Dub
    9:46 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Richie Farmer’s Fieldhouse



  137. Jack
    11:08 am August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Black Lung Fieldhouse?



  138. CATfish
    2:53 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Calipari’s rupp arena



  139. CATfish
    2:54 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Yamotos Rupp Arena, oh wait. We aren’t naming Louisville’s arena. My bad



  140. bosshog
    2:58 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    The Mad Hatter Court at Bombey Brazier Rupp Arena



  141. UKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
    4:17 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Hugh Jass Burgers and Big Ass Fans



  142. Marty
    7:59 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    White Castle & Digiorno 😉



  143. Cluffy
    8:00 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Nike & Progressive insurance



  144. BlueD
    8:55 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Body Shapes Medical AKA the Ryan Lemond Boner Barn



  145. Bob in J-town
    11:41 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    Lipton’s “Rupp” a soup arena.
    UPS could call it RUPS arena.



  146. Bob in J-town
    11:47 pm August 3, 2013 Permalink

    It would almost have to be. Coal, Ashland, Humana, Papa Johns, or YUM. If I had to pick between these terrible choices I’d take Coal.



  147. JPhelps
    12:06 am August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Tolly-Ho and Two Keys Tavern



  148. HoosierDaddy
    10:04 am August 4, 2013 Permalink

    KFC and Indi’s



  149. Hells Kitchen
    1:17 pm August 4, 2013 Permalink

    Friends of Coal