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Lexington Center and Rupp Arena

This downtown complex includes a hotel, retail center and convention and meeting facilities, a 17,000 square-foot ballroom and an exhibition hall, as well as Rupp Arena, home court of the University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Team. Rupp Arena may be viewed from the 2nd floor offices year-round 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Note: Viewing window closed during construction. Should re-open in September, 2016.)

A variety of flexible meeting spaces are available at this state-of-the-art convention center accommodating up to 6,500 people for a general session or 4,000 people for a seated dinner. For even larger events, famous Rupp Arena can accommodate 23,000 total, 8,000 in chair-back seats.

Operation Hours: Open year-round. 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday thru Friday.

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  • Meeting Rooms: 18
  • Max Breakout Rooms: 18
  • Largest Banquet Capacity: 5,000
  • Largest general Session: 7,000
  • Total Sq Footage of largest room: 66,000
  • Total Sq Footage of Meeting Space: 40,000
  • Handicap Accessibility: Yes