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Rupp Arena, Lexington

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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  • From basketball games to BIG BLUE MADNESS to concerts Rupp Arena is the place to be! You get an excitement in your veins when you enter the arena... Especially if you are a Wildcat fan! And... Did I m...  read more »
  • The most awesome place in the bluegrass for basketball! Lower arena has padded seating and upper arena has bleacher seating. Good viewing from all lower arena seating and most upper seats. Refreshment...  read more »
  • Visited Rupp Arena in April for the Pearl Jam Concert. In terms of an arena it was a pretty standard experience as concerts go. My only complaint was the lack of room in the concourse. Between the peo...  read more »
  • Love watching a game here, but if we're honest with each other, Rupp could use an overhaul. Upper level seating (bleachers) are terrible, so much so that is rather watch a game at home. Concerts aren't great because of acoustics, which is probably why we don't get many big acts coming through. We need better food and alcohol! Let's get this place updated and GO CATS!
  • A mall , a convention center , and a stadium had a baby and made this massive structure. This is absolutely the best place for a comic convention or all day concert. The traffic can be a bit hectic due to multiple events being booked in the same area. (the hotel staff attached to the convention center were very nice to point us the right direction)
  • Four issues I have with Rupp: 1. acoustics -- truly, deeply awful. 2. bleacher seats -- so shallow that I was constantly shifting forward to stay off the feet of those behind me, and so hard I had to keep putting my head between my knees to ease my back. 3. The upper arena was an agonizingly steep and prolonged haul, dangerously raked, inadequate in width, with no place to stop and rest. Going down was very hard on the knees. 4. Because ALL of the vending machines were empty, customers had to wait half an hour in line (standing on concrete, which killed my feet and back) at concessions to get anything to drink. There was no reason why Rupp could not have filled the vending machines with bottled water. I am still in pain from spending an evening at Rupp, and expect to be so for several days. It is true that I am older, but I am fit, and work out regularly.
  • I have had much fin with my little one here! The only thing i can ever recall being displeasing was sitting behind a big hand rail that blocked a big portion of our view for Disney on ice. But still had a fun time!
  • Saw Pearl Jam here the other night, they were amazing but Rupp arena not so much. First off all arenas are terrible for concerts (too loud with terrible acoustics) but with a big act like Pearj Jam you don't have much choice. The bleacher seating kind of sucked but since we weren't sitting much no big deal. My main gripe was the alcohol selection or lack thereof. 8 dollars for beer flavored water (Bud Light) is your only choice and is kind of embarrassing in 2016.
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