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Committee Named To Lead Rupp Arena Renovation Project

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Updated: 7/19/2012 9:06 pm
A subcommittee of the Lexington Center board of directors will lead the Rupp Arena renovation project.

The subcommittee will be chaired by Brent Rice.

Lexington Center Board members on the subcommittee include:  Cecil Dunn, Royce Pulliam, Craig Turner and Holly Wiedemann.

Lexington Center CEO Bill Owen is also on the subcommittee.

The initial funding for the massive project is $3.2 million.

That money came from the state, the city of Lexington, the Lexington Center and the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The start-up money is going to be used for the initial design and planning.

The entire project is being managed by Frank Butler.

Preliminary estimates have the renovation of Rupp Arena beginning in the spring of 2014.

The entire project, which includes the Rupp renovation, expansion of convention space along with stores and greenspace that connects to the Distillery District, could cost up to $300 million, according to some estimates.
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