The stadium inside Rupp Arena is filled with blue seats and students wearing University of Kentucky blue while listening to a presenter speak.

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Maximum City-wide Convention Facilities Capacities 

Max. # of guest rooms in the city: 9000
Max. # of committable guest rooms for citywide conventions: 5000
Max. exhibit hall, meeting and pre-function space at Central Bank Center: 200,000 sq. ft
Max. dedicated exhibit hall space at Central Bank Center: 100,000 sq. ft. (396 10x10 booths)
Largest general session at Rupp Arena: 20,500
Largest general session at Central Bank Center: 7,400 people
Largest banquet capacity at Central Bank Center: 6,700 people
Concentrated parking spaces for attendees (within two blocks of Central Bank Center): over 3,500

 Meetings and Convention Hotels

Hotel Maximum commitable rooms Max. break-out spaces Larg. gen'l sess. Largest banquet # of Suites Total # of guest rooms Distance to airport in miles Distance from Central Bank Center
Hilton Lexington/Downtown 369 20 1000 680 10 366 5 miles Connected by skybridge
Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa 350 26 1370 1000 14 409 9 miles 3.75 miles
Hyatt Regency Lexington 275 19 900 650 6 366 5 miles Connected by skybridge
Clarion Hotel Conference Center North 200 11 860 500 4 291 7 miles 3.75 miles
The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton 200 12 600 500 15 250 5 miles 1.5 miles
Lexington Marriott City Center 200 11 500 450 5 218 6 miles Two blocks
Embassy Suites UK Coldstream 120 13 800 500 230 230 8.5 miles 3.75 miles
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington Green 100 4 130 120 174 174 7 miles 4.5 miles
Residence Inn Lexington City Center 100 6 575 400 119 119 6 miles Two blocks
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton 90 6 300 200 155 155 10 miles 3.9 miles
21c Museum Hotel 88 7 133 104 5 88 7 miles Three blocks
Courtyard Lexington North 80 2 40 40 12 146 8 miles 2.4 miles
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lexington North 80 2 120 80 35 114 8 miles 4.5 miles
Hyatt Place 80 2 150 80 0 127 15 miles 6.8 miles
Comfort Inn & Suites 50 2 55 0 31 105 12 miles 5.0 miles
Quality Inn 40 3 75 48 1 123 12 Miles 4.9 miles
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lexington Dtwn Area-Keeneland 25 2 100 64 16 78 5.6 miles 2.3 miles
Origin Hotel  80 3 200 140 3 120 8 miles  5.6 miles
Holiday Inn Lexington Hamburg  80 3 80 80 7 123 16 miles  6.7 miles

 As reported by our hotels.

* A "Meetings and Conventions Hotel" is defined as a Lexington hotel with two or more meeting rooms.

Central Bank Center 

Meeting attendees will enjoy this new state-of-the art facility. Central Bank Center has over 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space with 100,000 square feet of dedicated exhibit space with drive-in access for loading and unloading, 50,000 square feet of meeting rooms and ballrooms and a 22,000-seat Rupp Arena. Central Bank Center is well equipped with state-of-the-art technical amenities, 2,500 on-site parking spaces and is connected to two major hotels offering an additional 50,000 square feet of meeting space along with guest rooms. Take a virtual tour on their website.

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