Heavy traffic expected around Rupp Arena starting Wednesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament begins Wednesday, March 31 at Rupp Arena in Lexington and city officials want to remind drivers to expect heavier than usual traffic in the area.

According to the Lexington Division of Emergency Management, an increase in traffic is expected in the downtown area, “as teams arrive for walkthroughs and practice sessions.”

The boys’ tournament will take place March 31 through April 3, followed by the Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Sweet 16® on April 7-10. Each tournament will be played over four days at Rupp Arena, with the semifinals and championship played on the final day.

According to Downtown Lexington Partnership, in-person ticketing will be limited. Ticket information can be found HERE.

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