Rupp Arena to host first concert since COVID shutdown

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center will host its first concert since shutting down in March due to the pandemic, with Three 6 Mafia and special guest Project Pat. Sean Da Don will host the concert on December 11. Gem and Real Gates will also perform.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 16 at 10 A.M. and will only be available online HERE.

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The 21,017 arena seating capacity will be scaled down to 15% capacity, which includes 3,152 patrons and event staff. Tickets will be sold in restricted socially distanced seat blocks of up to six, with the vast majority of tickets in blocks of four.

Patrons can only use the Ticketmaster transfer option to forward tickets to the attending patrons in order to aide in contact tracing.

Face coverings for patrons and staff will be required to be worn during the entire event. All guests will be subject to temperature checks, adhere to social distancing throughout the facility including their seating location, be allowed to bring in one clear bag only and will be subject to other CDC and KY State Department of Health regulations during the event. For more information and details, click HERE.

“We have been in contact with the KY State Department of Health for many weeks working out the details and coming up with a plan that fulfills the safety protocols recommended by the CDC and the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Lexington Center Corporation CEO and President Bill Owen. “We are confident that the measures we have put in place will provide a safe environment for patrons to come out and enjoy live entertainment. We are excited for this opportunity to reopen our doors and welcome concert-goers back to Rupp Arena!”

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