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Barnhart, Calipari comment on Rupp renovation

By now you’ve probably heard that Rupp Arena will reduce its total capacity by replacing over half of the upper-level bleacher seating with chairs. It’s the hottest topic going right now and who better to add to the discussion than UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart and head basketball coach John Calipari.

Everything To Know About The Rupp Arena Renovation

Barhart released a statement saying, “Rupp Arena has long been hallowed ground, home to the greatest tradition in college basketball and the best fans in the world. We are in the midst of an effort to make one of the most special venues in all of sports even better with chair-back seating in the upper level and new club areas, answering feedback we have heard often from our fans. We are excited share preliminary details about these upgrades and look forward to providing more information as we move forward.”

John Calipari took to Twitter to say, “I think our fans are really going to enjoy these upgrades. Rupp Arena has long been the gold standard in college basketball and this is another step in making sure it stays that way. I may even make my way to the upper level and try out the new chair-backs. LOL.”

 

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

13 Comments for Barnhart, Calipari comment on Rupp renovation



  1. nicky
    1:47 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

    Is this a CYA move to mask over the dropping attendance in recent years?? Whatcha think Drew?



    • Rembrandt
      7:09 am May 26, 2018 Permalink

      That’s obviously not true. Everyone knows attendance has been down all over the country, due to availability of better TV coverage. Why would the program with the highest attendance in the nation need to hide nationwide fluctuations in attendance?



  2. UKinIN
    1:49 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

    Rupp Arena is hallowed ground that can be dramatically changed but don’t bring up the checkerboard uniforms? It’s a strange world.



    • Greatcatfan
      2:11 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

      UK has been tops in attendance the last few years.



  3. Jiminy Crickets
    2:07 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

    Anyone honestly think Cal will still be here in 3 years? He doesn’t care about the upper deck, or who sits in it.



    • gobble gobble
      2:33 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

      Yes, he will still be here 3 years from now. And why would he care about the rednecks in the upper level?



  4. DennyC
    3:38 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

    Rupp Arena being called a “Gold Standard” is laughable!!! Drive 70miles west!!!! ?????



    • 2Dogs
      4:39 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

      Is there a strip club in Louisville called Gold Standard?



    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      6:49 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

      I absolutely HATE the University of Louisville. But I would take their arena over Rupp 8 days a week.



    • Rembrandt
      7:11 am May 26, 2018 Permalink

      Then take it and go. Everything over there is for sale anyway.



  5. UKInsider
    4:12 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

    “Does anyone else smell that” Barnfart?



  6. BBNDan7
    5:49 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

    Barnhart gonna make the seats checkerboard



  7. Cousins Fake Tooth
    6:49 pm May 25, 2018 Permalink

    Sorry but Rupp Arena is no where near the gold standard when it comes to arenas.