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.
Wed
Sep 19, 2018
7:30 PM
Justin Timberlake
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Mon
Oct 1, 2018
TBD
2018 Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Season Tickets (Includes Tickets To All Regular Season Home Games)
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Thu
Oct 4, 2018
7:30 PM
Thomas Rhett, Brett Young & Midland
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sun
Oct 21, 2018
7:00 PM
Kentucky Wildcats Blue-White Game
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Oct 26, 2018
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats Vs. Transylvania Pioneers
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Oct 27, 2018
7:00 PM
Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart & Brent Cobb
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Nov 2, 2018
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks
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
Fri
Nov 9, 2018
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Southern Illinois Salukis
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 14, 2018
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sun
Nov 18, 2018
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats Vs. Virginia Military Keydets
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Wed
Nov 21, 2018
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats Vs. Winthrop Eagles
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Fri
Nov 23, 2018
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats Vs. Tennessee State Tigers
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
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
TBD
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
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Jan 12, 2019
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Jan 22, 2019
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Jan 26, 2019
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Feb 5, 2019
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Feb 12, 2019
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Feb 16, 2019
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Feb 23, 2019
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Auburn Tigers
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Tue
Feb 26, 2019
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sat
Mar 9, 2019
TBD
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Florida Gators
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 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
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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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