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Lawmakers Consider Renovations To Rupp Arena

Lawmakers are considering the latest plan to fund renovations at Lexington's Rupp Arena, but the new plan comes as the General Assembly session is just about to end.

Lawmakers Reviewing Rupp Arena Financing Proposal

Supporters of a plan to help finance Rupp Arena's renovation are mounting one last effort to persuade Kentucky lawmakers to include state-backed bonding for the project. It's the legislative equivalent of a last-second shot at the buzzer.

Proposed Budget Includes $40 Million Debt for Rupp

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has proposed a budget that includes $40 million dollars in debt to pay for Rupp Arena Renovations.

Celebration at Rupp Held for Cats’ Successful Season

Everyone can agree that, in spite of Monday's crushing championship loss to the Huskies, the Wildcats have had a tremendous season. A celebration is being held at Rupp Arena Tuesday to celebrate the team's outstanding achievements this year.

Beshear Says Kentucky Deserves Rupp Arena Money

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear made another public push for Rupp Arena before getting on a plane to Dallas to watch Kentucky play for the national championship.

Rupp Arena Gets Tiny Portion of Proposed Budget Request

Kentucky lawmakers approved a budget for the state Monday night, but the money set aside for Rupp Arena's renovation is just over two percent of what Lexington Mayor Jim Gray had hoped for.

Lexington Mayor Promises to Reimburse Coal Severance Funds

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced Tuesday that coal counties will be paid back $2.5 million in severance funds that were used by the state to update Rupp Arena.

Ky. House OKs Bill to Help Finance Rupp Renovation

The Kentucky House has passed a bill to help finance the renovation of Rupp Arena and a new convention center in downtown Lexington.

Sweet 16 Means More Business…and More Traffic

The Sweet 16 is bringing in people from all over the state, which is boding well for many Lexington businesses.

Want Free UK Tickets? Take a Rupp Arena Survey

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced Monday that as a way to entice more people to take the Rupp District fan experience survey, he's giving away two tickets to the UK men's basketball game against Mississippi State.

Want Free UK Tickets? Take a Rupp Arena Survey

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced Monday that as a way to entice more people to take the Rupp District fan experience survey, he's giving away two tickets to the UK men's basketball game against Mississippi State.

Fans Celebrate Big Blue Madness

Madness took over Rupp Arena Friday night as Solid Blue fans couldn’t wait to get a glimpse of this year’s Kentucky basketball teams and fans have high hopes for this year’s team.

Groundbreaking Date For New Rupp Pushed Back To 2015

Originally aimed for 2014, Lexington Center Board Chair Brent Rice says he hopes to break ground on a new Rupp in early 2015

Public Encouraged To Share Favorite Rupp Memories

The comments collected will be incorporated into upcoming public meetings about the future of the arena and available online.

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