Rupp Arena in Lexington, Home of Kentucky Basketball, Entertainment, Concerts
Rupp Arena in Lexington Ky is THE place to be right now. Many people know it as the site of the home games for the men’s University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team. Did you know that Rupp happens to be the largest capacity indoor arena in the country? The facility officially holds up to 23,500 screaming fans, however bleacher seating areas – and even standing room only zones – allow for more. Five years ago the arena set a new attendance record of 24,480. The arena was named for legendary basketball coach Adolph Rupp and will host the regional NCAA Women’s basketball championships for three years starting in 2016.
But Rupp Arena is about much more than college basketball games. Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and Disney on Ice are on the upcoming events schedule, as well as exhibits and trade shows such as the Kentucky Sport, Boat, and Recreation Show. The venue is part of Lexington Center, an 11-acre sports, entertainment and convention hall with an indoor shopping mall. Stores include fine jewelry, local chocolates, tobacco, toys, and gifts. Read my recent post about shopping in the area.
Rupp Arena in Lexington Ky is located in the heart of downtown, off Broadway between Vine and West High Streets. Many people – especially UK basketball fans – would love to live closer to the arena. Since there are eight home games left this season, you may wish to consider what a gift to yourself it would be to be able to walk there. Neighborhoods within a half mile of Rupp include downtown, Woodward Heights, Aylesford and South Hill. Click the links to see current homes for sale then call me to schedule a showing.
Lexington Ky is always #1 in my book! Whether you want to buy a downtown condo, a custom walkout ranch on a golf course, or a horse farm in the country, I can help find the perfect home for you – as well as help you sell your home. In addition to Lexington Real Estate, I specialize in the nearby towns of Paris, Midway, Georgetown, and Versailles.