The Rupp Arena renovation plans are inching along, and the Lexington Center Corporation Board Members want your feedback on what you’d like to see in the new Rupp. The board posted the following survey recently, which includes questions about how fans feel about the current Rupp, what they want in a new Rupp, and how to pay for it all.
Among the possible features for the new Rupp is a Suite-Level Club, memberships to which the survey says would be available to anyone (likely with season tickets and a K-Fund contribution), and, as they carefully note, could include the sale of alcoholic beverages. Here are some similar mockups from other venues:
Other premium seating options the survey lists are court-level club and loge seating. It seems like the new Rupp will include at least one of the three premium seating options (suite, court, or loge seating) and they want to know which the fans prefer the most.
The most important issue the survey addresses is how the renovations will be funded. The options listed are ticket surcharges, premium seat leases, arena naming rights, corporate advertising, donations/fundraising, hotel/motel tax, car rental tax, increased sales tax and tax increment financing.
If you’ve got some time to kill, go let the LCC Board know your thoughts on the new Rupp: