|Entrance to Rupp Arena. University of Kentucky Archives.|
The Final Four was once held, in 1985, in Lexington, Kentucky at Rupp Arena. It was a memorable performance as the underdog Villanova went on to beat favorite Georgetown.
Yes, the tradition of college basketball is rich in Lexington and at Rupp Arena.
|Timeout during a men's basketball game. Author's collection.|
The arena itself opened in 1976; its dedication coming during its third game - a December 1976 win against the Kansas Jayhawks. But the venue is about more than just basketball.
Concerts, church services, community events, minor league hockey, arena football, and more have been only a part of what has made Rupp Arena an important part of Lexington's history.
|An empty Rupp Arena in 2016. Author's collection.|
The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation will be holding its monthly deTour for April at Rupp Arena. More details are available on Facebook, so mark Wednesday, April 6, 2016 on your calendar for this event!