Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY

Rupp Arena is more than a venue to the 400,000 University of Kentucky fans who visit each season to cheer on the Wildcats. To them, it feels more like home. Located in lively downtown Lexington, it’s named after iconic college basketball coach Adolph Rupp.

The Wildcats played their first game at the arena in 1976, and they’ve claimed four national championships since then. Rupp Arena also set an attendance record for the NCAA Sweet Sixteen tournament with 21,283 attendees in 1987.

The arena’s reputation goes beyond basketball, and it’s hosted numerous renowned musical acts over the years. Bandleader Lawrence Welk opened the venue with a performance in 1976, and the legendary Rolling Stones set an attendance record for an indoor concert in Kentucky when they performed to 23,000 fans in 1979. The venue has also seen performances by pop superstar Taylor Swift and jam icons Phish, among others.

Rupp Arena is nestled in the heart of downtown Lexington. There are nearly 100 restaurants within walking distance and ample lodging in the area. For those looking to explore the history of the city, there are several walking tours available, not to mention the Explorium of Lexington, which is a must-visit for the whole family. For those who drive into the city, there are more than 10,000 parking spots within a 10-minute walk of the arena.
Fri
Aug 31, 2018
TBD
Red, White & Boom Music Festival - 3 Day Pass
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Aug 31, 2018
5:00 PM
Red, White & Boom Music Festival - Friday
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Sep 1, 2018
5:00 PM
Red, White & Boom Music Festival (Time TBD) - Saturday
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sun
Sep 2, 2018
5:00 PM
Red, White & Boom Music Festival - Sunday
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Thu
Sep 6, 2018
7:00 PM
Marvel Universe Live!
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Sep 7, 2018
7:00 PM
Marvel Universe Live!
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Sep 8, 2018
1:00 PM
Marvel Universe Live!
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Sep 8, 2018
5:00 PM
Marvel Universe Live!
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sun
Sep 9, 2018
1:00 PM
Marvel Universe Live!
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Wed
Sep 19, 2018
7:30 PM
Justin Timberlake
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Thu
Oct 4, 2018
7:30 PM
Thomas Rhett, Brett Young & Midland
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Oct 27, 2018
7:00 PM
Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart & Brent Cobb
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Nov 3, 2018
8:00 PM
A Perfect Circle
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Nov 6, 2018
6:00 PM
Paw Patrol Live
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Wed
Nov 7, 2018
10:00 AM
Paw Patrol Live
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Wed
Nov 7, 2018
2:00 PM
Paw Patrol Live
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Wed
Nov 7, 2018
6:00 PM
Paw Patrol Live
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Nov 10, 2018
5:00 PM
Jeff Dunham
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sun
Nov 11, 2018
8:00 PM
Bad Bunny
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Wed
Nov 28, 2018
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Monmouth Hawks
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Dec 1, 2018
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. North Carolina Greensboro Spartans
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Dec 15, 2018
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Utah Utes
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Jan 26, 2019
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Thu
May 9, 2019
7:30 PM
Pink
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
432 W Vine St, Lexington, KY
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History & Traditions:
Capacity:
23,000
Past Names/Nicknames:
None
Date/Year Built/Opened:
1976
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