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.
Sun
Nov 18, 2018
6:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats Vs. Virginia Military Keydets
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Wed
Nov 21, 2018
1:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats Vs. Winthrop Eagles
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Nov 23, 2018
7:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats Vs. Tennessee State Tigers
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Wed
Nov 28, 2018
8:30 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Monmouth Hawks
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Nov 30, 2018
7:00 PM
The Roadshow Christmas: Matthew West, Matt Maher, Building 429, Plumb, Josh Wilson & Leanna Crawford
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Dec 1, 2018
4:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. North Carolina Greensboro Spartans
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Wed
Dec 5, 2018
6:45 PM
Halestorm & In This Moment
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Thu
Dec 6, 2018
7:30 PM
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Dec 7, 2018
6:30 PM
Alabama
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Dec 8, 2018
7:00 PM
Puff Puff Pass Tour: Snoop Dogg
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Dec 15, 2018
5:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Utah Utes
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sun
Dec 16, 2018
8:00 PM
Ozuna
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Jan 8, 2019
7:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Jan 11, 2019
8:00 PM
Steve Martin & Martin Short
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Jan 12, 2019
8:30 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Jan 18, 2019
7:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Arkansas Razorbacks [WOMEN]
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sun
Jan 20, 2019
3:00 PM
The Harlem Globetrotters
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Jan 22, 2019
7:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Jan 26, 2019
6:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sun
Feb 3, 2019
2:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators [WOMEN]
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Feb 5, 2019
7:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Feb 12, 2019
7:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Feb 16, 2019
8:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Thu
Feb 21, 2019
7:00 PM
Dierks Bentley
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Feb 23, 2019
1:30 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Auburn Tigers
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Feb 26, 2019
9:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Wed
Feb 27, 2019
7:30 PM
James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Mar 2, 2019
7:00 PM
Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour: PBR - Professional Bull Riders
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Mar 9, 2019
2:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Mar 12, 2019
7:30 PM
Mumford and Sons
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Mar 26, 2019
7:30 PM
Cast of Impractical Jokers & The Tenderloins
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Mar 30, 2019
7:00 PM
Monster Jam
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Thu
Apr 11, 2019
7:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Frozen
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Apr 12, 2019
10:30 AM
Disney On Ice: Frozen
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Apr 12, 2019
7:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Frozen
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Apr 13, 2019
11:00 AM
Disney On Ice: Frozen
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Apr 13, 2019
3:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Frozen
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Apr 13, 2019
7:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Frozen
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sun
Apr 14, 2019
1:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Frozen
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Thu
Apr 25, 2019
7:00 PM
MercyMe
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Thu
May 9, 2019
7:30 PM
Pink
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Jun 1, 2019
8:00 PM
Paul McCartney
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Parking Seating Chart
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
432 W Vine St, Lexington, KY
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
23,000
Past Names/Nicknames:
None
Date/Year Built/Opened:
1976
ETC is a resale marketplace, not a venue. Prices may be above face value.

© 2018 Event Tickets Center. All rights reserved.