Out With The 'Rupp,' In With The 'New'?

It's still in the planning stages, but a new UK basketball arena could be on the way.

And those behind the project want your input!

A public forum to discuss a possible new arena and convention center is being held tonight at the Lexington Center.

UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart, along with Lexington Center officials, and those designing the project will be on hand to answer questions and get feedback.

At a council meeting this afternoon, project officials say Rupp Arena is becoming obsolete and must be replaced.

The public forum to discuss the new construction starts at 7pm in the Bluegrass Ballroom at the Lexington Center.

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  • by TG on Nov 14, 2008 at 02:56 PM
    Here's what I'd like. We have a place already that will seat 70,000 people. Why not put a dome on Commonwealth, spend the money there, and you could have a cut in ticket prices with that many seats. Would also then put the NCAA Finals there which, in a very depressed economy, would bring lot's of cash to Lexington. DOME IT !!!!!!!!! BE DONE WITH IT !!!!!!!
  • by Jerry on Nov 14, 2008 at 03:13 AM
    SSome wall eyed democrat is ready to make big cash.Its a waste of money-Big time-
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Nov 13, 2008 at 01:41 PM
    How about building the new arena in the field along Nicholasville Road out by Commonwealth Stadium? Walking ( or staggering) distance for students, plenty of parking, plenty of room. As for the name? As much as "Rupp" is tradition, I'd say if it is backed by a corporation, you can kiss tradition goodbye...
  • by msm Location: knox co on Nov 13, 2008 at 12:29 PM
    and they wonder why we can't afford to send our kids to college after all there is bound to be special seating for the rich while the tax payors pay again
  • by danny Location: richmond on Nov 12, 2008 at 05:54 AM
    why would anyone even think about a new arena given the state of the economy? if you do build a new arena leaving Coach Rupp's name out of it is just stupid.
  • by Wilhelm Location: Lexington on Nov 12, 2008 at 05:11 AM
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Nov 12, 2008 at 04:14 AM
    Why spend all that money?? There is nothing wrong with Rupp. Who would spend that kind of money with the economy in the shape it's in?? Only the government!!
  • by Mary on Nov 12, 2008 at 02:54 AM
    Why not spend the money on making Rupp Arena bigger and batter, and do not change the name,Ky basketball will always be associated with Rupp.
  • by JAY JONES Location: BATH COUNTY on Nov 11, 2008 at 08:36 PM
  • by joe fuston Location: pineville ,ky on Nov 11, 2008 at 06:57 PM
    I feel that there is alot of tradition with the rupp, i feel like they should just do a little work or up date's to rupp and keep everything the way it is,but if it would better the school or better in any way of anything then i say build a new one but right now i would just keep rupp the rupp.go wildcats #1#
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