Lexington, KY  – The safety and security of our patrons, employees, clients, and visitors is our highest priority. In coordination with state and local health officials, we continue to monitor the Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation closely.

According to Bill Owen, Lexington Center Corporation CEO & President, “Cancellation of an event decision rests with the promoter/presenter of the event who has a License Agreement to hold the event. We are in discussion with all clients on a constant basis and prepared to respond to community health officials as we take steps to contain or mitigate spread of virus.”

“Cleanliness has always been important to management team at Central Bank Center.  In response to the increased concerns, we have stepped up the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in all public and backstage areas beyond the standard daily schedule.  We have also added alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers for public use in the lobby of every venue in the CBC complex,” Owen said.

For all Central Bank Center patrons, we ask the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are feeling sick, please stay home.

Upcoming events at Rupp Arena, Central Bank Center and the Lexington Opera House will proceed as scheduled unless cancelled by the promoter.  For the most up to date information, please visit www.centralbankcenter.com

About Central Bank Center (Formerly Lexington Center)

Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) is a not-for-profit 501c3 corporate agency of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government established in 1974 to manage and maintain Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, the Central Bank Center (formerly Lexington Convention Center), Triangle Park and the Lexington Opera House. One of the nation’s most storied entertainment destinations, Central Bank Center venues collectively welcome an average of 1.3 million patrons annually.

Since 1976, Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center has served as the home court of the University of Kentucky Mens’ Basketball team, regularly leading the national attendance average. Rupp Arena has hosted legendary artists such as Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton and many more. Since 2018, Oak View Group and Live Nation Arenas have provided booking services to Rupp Arena. During the last eighteen months, Rupp Arena has broken all previous audience attendance and revenue records in its storied 43-year history.


The Lexington Opera House, built in 1886, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the premiere performing arts centers in the region. From its opening, the Opera House has played host to such famous stage performers W.C. Fields, The Marx Brothers, Al Jolson, Julie Harris, Steve Martin, Brian Wilson and Graham Nash.  It has undergone two major renovations and remains a cultural destination in downtown Lexington.

The Central Bank Center holds over 200 meetings, trade shows and special events annually.  It is currently undergoing a transformative $275 million expansion, featuring a dramatic, light-filled architectural design. Upon completion in Spring 2022, the new Central Bank Center will offer over 200,000 SF of flexible meeting and event space.

For more, visit www.centralbankcenter.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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