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Good Question: What is the smallest attendance for a UK game, who did the Cats play that day?

The Wildcats recent win over Louisville on their new home court at the Yum Center has fans buzzing about a new arena here and the possibility of more seats for more fans.

Good Question: Candy in London-What is the smallest attendance for a UK game, who did the Cats play that day?

It's a place with a storied history, built in 1976.

For decades now Rupp Arena has been home to the University of Kentucky and for decades fans have packed the arena to cheer on their beloved Wildcats.

When it opened its doors to the first home game in November of 1976, 23, 266 fans filled the seats to see UK win over Wisconsin.

Over the years it seems when certain teams are on the schedule attendance always sky rockets.

A look at the top five most attended games include meetings with Florida and Louisville.

In fact, last January UK set a record with 24, 479 people on hand to see UK beat the Cards in Rupp.

Official capacity is 23,500 for Rupp Arena.

UK has consistently led the country in home game attendance, but there is one game that saw attendance plummet.

You have to go back to November 16, 2001 and the consolation game of the NABC Classic when Marshall came to town to take on UK.

The UK Athletics office says for that game only 16, 193 of the Big Blue Nation showed up.

For those 16,000, they saw UK win 90-73.

We did some checking the night before that low attendance game UK lost to Western 52-64.


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