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Tomorrow morning’s radio show is BIG


A reminder for those of you who have been out of the loop:

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will be guests on Kentucky Sports Radio radio Friday morning to debate the Rupp Arena renovation project. The show has been planned for weeks and it got a little more exciting today when we obtained a copy of Eli Capilouto’s letter to Lexington Center chairman Brent Rice. That will certainly be one of the talking points when the Mayor and Governor sit down with moderator Matt Jones Friday morning.

Oscar Combs tweeted he expects the show to have a record audience. You won’t want to miss it.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

13 Comments for Tomorrow morning’s radio show is BIG

  1. ZombieLibrarian
    7:03 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Criiiiiiiiipple Fiiiiiiiiight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • great
      9:10 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      WHY CANT WE JUST LET THIS DIE? Not only am I soooo very tired of hearing about building a new Rupp.. but MOST Kentuckians and Even most Lexington residents think things are MORE THAN FINE the way they currently are? It is just a testament to how carried away an idea can get. Who had the idea to begin with? Why? what is wrong with Rupp now? Why waste all that money? It is pointless.. just cause the fellas down the road goat a new arena a couple years ago? is that SERIOUSLY the best argument we have? It is not needed and the state can use the money for other things… let it go..
      I find it to be EXTREMELY sad that the governor is even entertaining these talks.. Doesn’t our state have much larger problems at the moment? (The correct Answer is it does)

  2. robert
    7:17 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Please ask the quest. Why not have UK buy current Rupp Arena and the Convention Center. Let them raise the money to upgrade things. Let them run both. Then any profits could help with things on campus. With UK in full control they would get the max. out of their brand (UK Basketball). downtown would benefit keeping people downtown to spend money. Thanks. Robert

  3. Rixter
    7:39 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Every dollar the state saves by not upgrading Rupp can be put into the renovation of the Yum! Center, which will be coming up soon.

  4. Carter
    7:39 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    My suggestion would be for UK to buy The Red Mile. Build a new arena on that location. With regard to your guests I don’t really think it is going to be a debate because both want to work out a deal among UK, the city of Lexington, and the state of Kentucky.

  5. Mac
    8:01 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    The public peeing match is over. Tomorrow will be couching and positive spin with a sale on how they’re still communicating and working together, and no certain direction has been chosen.

    Ask all the tough questions you want, because you’re going to get long answers, with vague generalities. I hope I’m wrong, but I predict it will be painfully un-informing.

  6. Sectvdeal
    8:17 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Hope Matt allows the governor the push Obamacare before he signs off again. That was epic radio last time.

  7. Catlogic15
    8:37 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Tomorrow solves nothing. More political posturing. That hasn’t changed in 5 years.

  8. Nancy
    8:47 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    What is Eli Capilouto’s solution if the city decides not to renew UK’s lease at Rupp Arena? Or if the city decides not to renovate Rupp to John Calipari’s standards? It’s easy for Capilouto to kill the project but he offers no solution.

  9. Gerald
    9:29 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    If the city calls Capilouto’s bluff and decides not to deal with UK any longer and refuses to renew their lease at Rupp, UK will be in serious trouble. Even if they broke ground tomorrow and started building a new arena on campus with private funds, the facility would not be finished in time. In the end, UK will be begging the city for a new lease. Absent another once in a lifetime deal like the $500 million dream that IMG Sports Marketing offered UK and the city prior to the global financial crisis, a new on campus arena will not happen anyway…no private funds to support that.

    • Ottocat
      10:56 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      UK would be fine. They could play a few games at Freedom Hall and then tour the region with Neutral Site “home” games and probably come out better financially. Places like Cincy, Indy, Nashville, Atlanta etc. would love to have more UK games. Maybe play some of the lower attended games at Memorial, Bowling Green, EKU also. LCC officials would all lose their jobs if that happened though so it never would.

    • Some Guy in Kentucky
      12:00 am May 23, 2014 Permalink

      PLEASE!! What out of touch Lexington politician, or politicians representing “the city”, would think that they have the power to leave RUPP empty, and not let UK play basketball in RUPP?
      If any of them think they have enough power to pull that off, they are crazy.

  10. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    10:30 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Will Matt tell what the results of the “new RUPP” project poll KSR ran? Why have the results not been released? Do you not like the results, so you are not showning them?
    Mayor Gray has made a mess of this whole project.