Deal Keeps Cats At Rupp Through 2033

Feb 8, 2018

Rupp Arena will continue to be the home of the Wildcats.

A deal signed today insures that the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team will be playing at Rupp Arena through the 2033 season.

The agreement was signed today by Lexington Center Corporation and university officials. It details that Big Blue Madness, Blue/White Games, some women’s basketball games and Winter and Spring Commencements will also be at the downtown arena.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray called the move a big step forward and promised that “the Big Blue Nation will have a state-of-the-art home in a building that represents the greatest tradition in college basketball.”