The renovations to Rupp Arena are now underway, and with club areas and additional chairback seating in the works, UK just released new details on the seat selection process for upper-level season ticket holders.
Chairback seating will replace the bleachers in upper-level sideline sections 211-217 and 228-234, reducing Rupp’s capacity to approximately 20,500. As a result, if your seats are in the upper level, you will participate in a new seat selection process for the 2019-20 season, regardless whether or not your seats are along the sidelines. Lower-level season ticket locations will not be affected, and therefore those season ticket holders will not participate in the new seat selection process.
The seat selection process for the 2019-20 season will begin in late spring of 2019. To assist fans with the seat selection process, UK will launch a Rupp Arena Virtual Venue in February 2019, giving fans 360-degree views inside the renderings of the finished product. The order in which fans will select seats will be determined based on K Fund priority point ranking as of Jan. 31, 2019. Season ticket holders will also receive bonus K Fund points based on years of consecutive purchase of men’s basketball season tickets as a reward for their loyalty.
UK also released this rendering of the renovated Rupp, showing the new chairback seating, club areas, entrances, and a much-needed facelift for the facade.
Construction on the club areas has begun, while the upper-level chair-back project will begin at the end of the 2018-19 season. For more information on the Rupp renovation and seat selection process, visit UKathletics.com/RuppRenovation.