Final Names for Rupp Video Board Announced; Voting Begins on Facebook

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — After retiring the “Big Bertha” sound system, Rupp Arena’s new state-of-the-art video board replacement is about to be given a name of its own.  Lexington Center today announced the two finalists selected for the “Name the Video Board Contest” launched at Big Blue Madness on October 14th.

The Finalists are: “SEYMORE,” submitted by Linda Parrish of Nicholasville, Kentucky and “LEXI,” submitted by Dan Parker, a 1972 UK Grad, currently living in Reno, Nevada.

The public is invited to vote on their favorite name by going to Rupp’s Facebook page and clicking on the appropriate reaction icon.  Voting will begin Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 12 pm and ends December 2nd, 2016 at 12 pm.  The winner will be announced at the UK vs. UCLA Men’s Basketball home game on December 3rd.

The grand prize for the winning contest entry is two tickets to every public ticketed event in Rupp Arena for the 2017 season, including lower-level tickets to the remainder of the 2016-17 UK Men’s Basketball Season, a private tour for 10 of the UK Locker room, and a custom 40th Anniversary Rupp Arena Jacket.

Over 3,800 entries were submitted online and through US Postal Mail.  Submissions were asked to include an explanation of the significance of the proposed name in 100 words or less.  The two finalists were selected by the LCC Board of Directors PR/Marketing Committee.

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