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RUPP ARENA TO HOST SECOND COUNTRY CONCERT!

98.1 THE BULL & HARDEE’S PRESENT ACOUSTIC CONCERT SHOW #2 ON MARCH 20TH

98.1 The Bull and Hardee’s will present Acoustic Concert Show #2 featuring Jon Pardi and a full roster of country artists including Jordan DavisLauren AlainaTravis Denning and Priscilla Block at Rupp Arena on Saturday, March 20th at 7:30pm.

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UK Men’s Basketball Program on Pause, Cancels Texas Game

School health officials will re-evaluate future team activity in 48 hours

The Kentucky men’s basketball program has been put on a 48-hour pause, including the cancellation of Saturday’s game vs. Texas, due to a combination of positive testing, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the program. The decision is consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 and UK Athletics COVID-19 management requirements.

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LIVE EVENTS RETURN TO RUPP ARENA IN NOVEMBER!

New Event Protocols Will Be Strictly Enforced

After eight months of event cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19, Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center will reopen in November to host a limited number of live events in 2020-2021.

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Central Bank Center Tops Out New Convention Center Expansion

In a special topping out ceremony held today on the site of Central Bank Center, construction crews placed the final structural steel beam atop the new exhibit hall space at the $300 million convention center project. Per construction tradition, the 15-foot beam is adorned with stakeholders’ signatures, an American flag and a live evergreen tree—signifying good luck and prosperity—in celebration of the completion of the structure’s skeleton.

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2020 Marks the End of an Era for Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena - Three Longtime Managers Retire - Three Promotions Announced

When Rupp Arena and Central Bank Center restarts its engine after the COVID-19 shutdown, there will be a marked change in some personnel. After serving multiple decades in their respective positions, three longtime managers of the complex have recently retired and three veteran staff members have been promoted.

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CENTRAL BANK CENTER/RUPP ARENA SURPLUS SALE: ONLINE AUCTION TO COMMENCE MAY 24TH – JUNE 2ND

An online auction of surplus equipment, furniture and miscellaneous items used by Central Bank Center (formerly Lexington Center) and Rupp Arena  will be held May 24th  - June 2nd, 2020.

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Lexington Comic and Toy Convention (Comic Con) June 18th – 21st 2020 Dates Cancelled Rescheduled to March 25th – 28th, 2021 at Central Bank Center

The Lexington Comic & Toy Convention (Comic Con), Kentucky’s biggest weekend of geekery, has been further postponed until March 25th – 28th , 2021 it was announced today by Central Bank Center.

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Lexington Comic and Toy Convention (Lex Con) Rescheduled to June 18-21 at Central Bank Center

The Lexington Comic & Toy Convention (Lex Con), Kentucky’s biggest weekend of geekery, has been rescheduled for June 18th - 21st, it was announced today by Central Bank Center.

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NEW CENTRAL BANK CENTER AND RUPP ARENA LOGOS UNVEILED

With a landmark naming rights agreement finalized and the first phase of a $300 million dollar expansion project well underway, Lexington Center Corporation today unveiled new corporate logos for Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center.

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CENTRAL BANK CENTER AND RUPP ARENA CONTINUE PROACTIVE MEASURES FOR CORONA VIRUS

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.

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