Like everyone else who was in Rupp Arena for Big Blue Madness, the Blue-White game or Sunday’s exhibition, John Calipari loves the new upgrades. The new additions truly do create a brand new game-watching experience for fans in attendance, and Cal gave the remodel some love during his postgame comments:
I walk in this building and we’re playing an exhibition game, and I look in the upper deck and I’m like, these people are crazy. And only behind us, where there was some students, which we should sell the tickets, forget it, students you got to get here. But that was it. That was the only part of the building that had any emptiness. And for those kids to walk in and see it, I would hope they would say, this is what I live for, doing this in front of this many people. And sometimes we take it for granted here that — and let me say this to the Rupp Arena people and the group that — the scoreboard, the ribbon board, I mean, it’s like a new arena. Sounds different. Looks different. The videos. It’s like we’re — it just presents the game even better. It really does.
Was that a challenge to the students? Get in there students. Everything else is perfect.