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If you are a member of the press and would like to be added to our press list to receive future releases about our company, venues and events, please email our Marketing Director, Stephanie Bork, at SBork@centralbankcenter.com.

Dec 2

RUPP ARENA PARTNERS WITH KULTURECITY TO BECOME SENSORY INCLUSIVE

Lexington, KY (December 2, 2022) – Central Bank Center has partnered with KultureCity to make all future programs and events that the venue hosts…

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Nov 21

TOUGHEST MONSTER TRUCK TOUR RETURNS TO LEXINGTON ON SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023

The Toughest Monster Truck Tour will return to Rupp Arena on April 29, 2023. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, November 25 and all adult and…

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Nov 21

KENNY CHESNEY I GO BACK 2023 IN LEXINGTON, KY WITH SPECIAL GUEST KELSEA BALLERINI

When Kenny Chesney wrapped his 2022 Here And Now tour – playing to over 1.3 million people and breaking personal records in many of the 21 NFL stadiums…

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Nov 17

RUPP ARENA SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL TO CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP WITH KHSAA 2023-2025

b>Lexington, KY (November 17, 2022) – The OVG360 managed Rupp Arena is proud to partner with KHSAA to extend the contract to host KHSAA Boys Sweet…

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Nov 14

LIZZO AT RUPP ARENA 4.22.23

LIZZO ANNOUNCES SECOND NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF THE SPECIAL 2OUR  3X GRAMMY® AND EMMY AWARD-WINNING SUPERSTAR AT RUPP ARENA ON SATURDAY, APRIL 22,…

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Nov 8

THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS ANNOUNCE STOP AT RUPP ARENA

The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs is coming with game like never before!

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Nov 3

THOMAS RHETT HOME TEAM TOUR AT RUPP ARENA THURSDAY, JUNE 22!

Multi-Platinum entertainer Thomas Rhett will join the Home Teams of 40 cities next summer, today revealing US tour dates for his HOME TEAM TOUR 23, produced…

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Oct 25

BERT KREISCHER’S TOPS OFF WORLD TOUR! COMING TO RUPP ARENA ON THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2023

Renowned comedian, podcast host, and author Bert Kreischer announced his Tops Off World Tour where he will perform across Canada, the United States, United…

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Oct 18

JOURNEY AT RUPP ARENA ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2023

October 17, 2022 – One of the most legendary rock bands of all time, JOURNEY, announces the continuation of their highly successful tour…

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Sep 20

PENTATONIX COMING TO RUPP ON DEC. 4

This fall, Pentatonix will proudly present their Pentatonix: A Christmas Spectacular! 2022 Tour which includes a stop on Sunday, December…

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Sep 15

TobyMac Coming to Rupp Arena 2.23.23

Multi-Platinum-selling artist TobyMac and the Awakening Foundation announce the 2023 TobyMac Hits Deep Tour artist line-up featuring TobyMac and the DiverseCity…

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Sep 14

Professional Bull Riders’ Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Bucks Back to Rupp Arena with Season-Launch Event January 6-7, 2023

For the sixth time in as many years, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will buck into Lexington, Kentucky, returning…

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Sep 12

KENTUCKY RISING BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING CHRIS STAPLETON, DWIGHT YOAKAM AND TYLER CHILDERS TO BE HELD TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 AT RUPP ARENA

“Kentucky Rising,” a special one-night-only benefit concert featuring some of Eastern Kentucky’s biggest names in music, will be held…

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Aug 31

Kane Brown Coming to Rupp Arena 3/24/23

Lexington, KY (August 31, 2022) — On the heels of his historic MTV VMA performance as the first male country artist to perform on the show, Multi-Platinum,…

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Aug 29

Chris Tomlin & Hillsong UNITED at Rupp Arena 11/4

Lexington, KY – (August 26, 2022) – On the heels of their highly successful  22-city “Tomlin UNITED Tour” out earlier this…

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Aug 29

The Kid LAROI will be at Rupp Arena 11/19

Lexington, Ky. (August 25, 2022) – Platinum Entertainment Group and OVG360 are excited to announce that The Kid LAROI is coming to Rupp Arena this…

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June 10

John Henry's Sculpture Relocated to Central Bank Center Plaza

Lexington Center Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire and relocate John Henry’s “Publisher” sculpture…

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May 19

Lexington Center Corporation Considers Preliminary Plan to Develop High Street Property

LEXINGTON, KY (May 19, 2022) – The Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) announced today that it has selected the Lincoln Webb LLC to continue negotiations…

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Apr 25

Central Bank Center Grand Opening!

LEXINGTON, KY (April 21, 2002) – Local and state leaders today celebrated the grand opening and dedication of the Central Bank Center. Completion…

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Mar 25

JURASSIC QUEST, NATION’S BIGGEST DINOSAUR EXPERIENCE, MIGRATES TO LEXINGTON – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Walk among the dinosaurs as North America’s most popular, can’t-miss dinosaur adventure stomps into Central Bank Center June 10-12

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Mar 25

Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show Returns

Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show Returns April 1-3. TLC’s Trading Spaces Ty Pennington to appear on April 2, 1 p.m

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Mar 4

THE LEXINGTON COMIC & TOY CON IS COMING TO CENTRAL BANK CENTER MARCH 24-27th – ON SALE NOW!

The Lexington Comic & Toy Convention is thrilled to announce that we will be back in Lexington March 24 –27th! The event will be held in the…

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Feb 22

KEEP THE CHANGE!

Central Bank Center is going cashless! On March 2nd, 2022, at the conclusion of the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball regular home season,…

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Feb 18

Red Bull Paper Wings is Flying In to Lexington

Red Bull Paper Wings, the world’s largest paper plane competition is taking flight again in 2022 to search for the top paper plane pilots worldwide.…

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Feb 18

THE ACQUISITION AND RELOCATION OF JOHN HENRY’S “PUBLISHER” SCULPTURE TO CENTRAL BANK CENTER PLAZA

Lexington Center Corporation announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire and relocate John Henry’s “Publisher” sculpture…

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Feb 11

RUPP ARENA NOMINATED FOR ARENA OF THE YEAR THE 57TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

The Academy of Country Music® announced today the nominations for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™, honoring country music’s…

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Jan 27

GOODBYE SNOW, HELLO SHOWS!

The weekend kicks off on Friday with country music legend and Hall of Famer Reba McEntire’s nearly sold-out show at Rupp Arena.  Doors open…

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Jan 10

OAK VIEW GROUP FACILITIES NAMES KENTUCKY NATIVE LAURA ALEXANDER VP CONVENTION CENTER SALES AND OPERATIONS FOR THE CONVENTION CENTER AT CENTRAL BANK CENTER

Oak View Group Facilities, managers and operators of Lexington’s expanded and  renovated 200,000-square-foot Central Bank Center, today named…

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Dec 17

Kentucky MBB, WBB to Help with Western Kentucky Toy Drive

The University of Kentucky men's and women's basketball programs will be collecting toys and gift cards at its upcoming home games to donate to…

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Dec 16

DINO & DRAGON STROLL COMING TO THE LEXINGTON AREA

Dino & Dragon Stroll, a new touring event, produced by CV Events is coming to Lexington for the first time. This is the only North American tour that…

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Nov 18

DINO & DRAGON STROLL COMING TO LEXINGTON!

Dino & Dragon Stroll, a new touring event, produced by CV Events is coming to Lexington for the first time. This is the only North American tour that…

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Nov 1

OAK VIEW GROUP RECRUITS TOP EVENT AND BOOKING INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES TO LEXINGTON

Oak View Group Facilities, operators of Central Bank Center, today announced two new hires will join the team in November as…

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Oct 4

LEXINGTON CENTER CORPORATION AND OAK VIEW GROUP FACILITIES PROMOTE BRIAN SIPE TO GENERAL MANAGER OF CENTRAL BANK CENTER

The Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) and Oak View Group Facilities today named Brian Sipe as General Manager of Central Bank Center, which includes…

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Sep 17

LEXINGTON CENTER CORPORATION ANNOUNCES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH STREET PROPERTY

The Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) announced today that it will accept proposals to qualify a developer(s) to develop property in the heart of downtown…

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Sep 8

Downtown Traffic Near Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena to be Impacted by Road Paving and Lane Closures

Starting this week, residents and visitors driving in and around downtown Lexington are advised to plan ahead and allow for additional travel time as…

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Aug 31

LEXINGTON CENTER CORPORATION SELECTS OAK VIEW GROUP FACILITIES TO MANAGE AND OPERATE CENTRAL BANK CENTER

After an extensive search to determine the best path forward for the Central Bank Center (CBC), the Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) today unanimously…

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July 12

STAFFING UP FOR A BUSY EVENT SEASON, RUPP ARENA TO HOST JOB FAIR ON JULY 24th!

In order to staff up for a busy 2021-22 event season, Rupp Arena will host a job fair on July 24th from 11am – 4pm.  Starting…

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June 16

Lutheran Women in Mission Coming to Lexington!

Over 2,700 Lutheran women and men from around the USA and the globe will descend on Lexington’s Rupp Arena beginning June 24 for their 39th biennial…

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June 15

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention in Lexington, Kentucky

Plans are being finalized for the 39th Biennial Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Convention, June 24-27, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky.…

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Apr 1

Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show Returns to Central Bank Center

The Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show will run April 9th - 11th 2021 at Central Bank Center in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The event will showcase…

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Mar 16

FLASH THE LIGHTS! INTERMISSION IS OVER! CENTRAL BANK CENTER, RUPP ARENA AND THE LEXINGTON OPERA HOUSE ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF LIVE EVENTS TO LEXINGTON!

Capitalizing on the success of Acoustic Concert #1 and a sold out, two-night PBR event in February, Rupp Arena and Central Bank Center have officially…

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Feb 11

RUPP ARENA TO HOST SECOND COUNTRY CONCERT!

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…

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Jan 29

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

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…

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Nov 23

LIVE EVENTS RETURN TO RUPP ARENA IN NOVEMBER!

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…

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Sep 10

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…

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Aug 13

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…

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May 22

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 …

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May 1

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 –…

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Apr 6

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…

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Mar 12

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…

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Mar 10

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,…

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Mar 2

CENTRAL BANK CENTER LEAPS INTO MARCH WITH AN ACTION PACKED WEEKEND!

Central Bank Center had an action packed weekend with five different events that brought an estimated 44,000 patrons into downtown Lexington.

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Jan 16

LEXINGTON CENTER ANNOUNCES LANDMARK NAMING RIGHTS AGREEMENT WITH CENTRAL BANK

Lexington Center Corporation today announced a landmark naming rights agreement with Central Bank, rebranding Lexington-Central Kentucky's premier…

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Aug 15

LEXINGTON CENTER SELECTS LEVY AS HOSPITALITY PARTNER

Lexington Center announced today its partnership with Levy, an industry leader in delivering unforgettable dining and hospitality experiences at major…

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May 13

The Price is Right Live™ is coming to Rupp Arena on October 22, 2019

Rupp Arena will play host to The Price is Right Live™ stage show on October 22, 2019.Tickets will go on sale May 17th at 10am at the Lexington…

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Apr 10

Parking/Traffic Advisory for Friday, April 12th in Downtown Lexington

A school performance of Disney On Ice Presents FROZEN is scheduled to take place at Rupp Arena on Friday, April 12th at 10:30 am. …

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Mar 20

Parking/Traffic Advisory for Friday & Saturday in Downtown Lexington

There are multiple events happening in downtown Lexington over the weekend, so patrons are advised to plan ahead with Lexington Comic & Toy Convention…

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Oct 19

Preparations underway for bridge removal

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 17, 2018) – Preparations for the demolition of the Jefferson Street bridge are underway. The work comes after the City Council…

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Sep 5

“LEXCON SWAPTEMBER” IS COMING TO LEXINGTON! SEPTEMBER 8th, 2018!

The Lexington Comic & Toy Convention is thrilled to announce its fall comic-con event – LexCon Swaptember! The event will be held in Heritage…

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Aug 6

LEXINGTON CENTER AND RUPP ARENA TO HOLD SURPLUS MATERIALS AND SALVAGE AUCTION ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH

LEXINGTON, KY (August 6, 2018) –  In preparation for construction and demolition to kick into high gear next month, the Lexington Center and…

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July 19

LCC Breaks Ground on New Convention Center

LEXINGTON, KY (July 19, 2018) — The Lexington Center broke ground today on the long awaited, highly anticipated $241 million replacement and…

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July 17

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Lexington Center Expansion Scheduled for Thursday, July 19th

This highly anticipated $241 million dollar construction project is slated to begin in August 2018 and be completed in November 2021. The 3-year project…

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June 28

LEXINGTON CENTER BOARD AWARDS $241 M CONTRACT TO MESSER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO BUILD NEW LEXINGTON CONVENTION CENTER

LEXINGTON, KY (June 28, 2018) – At its monthly meeting today, The Board of Directors of the Lexington Center Corporation voted unanimously to award…

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Mar 13

MEDIA ALERT! Downtown Traffic/Parking Advisory for Wednesday - Sunday

LEXINGTON, KY (March 13, 2018) –  Starting tomorrow, residents and visitors are advised to plan ahead and allow for additional travel…

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Feb 8

LCC, UK Execute a “Right of Use Agreement,” Culminating in a New 15-year Lease at Rupp Arena

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb.8, 2018) –The Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) and the University of Kentucky (UK) have executed a “Right of Use Agreement,”…

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Feb 6

Oak View Group Facilities to Provide Event Booking Services to Iconic Rupp Arena

Los Angeles, CA. (February 5, 2018) – Lexington Center Corporation and Oak View Group Facilities have entered into a three-year exclusive Event…

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Nov 2

LEXINGTON CENTER LAUNCHES NEW RESPONSIVE WEBSITES!

LEXINGTON, KY (November 2, 2017) – Lexington Center Corporation today announced the launch of its three new responsive websites: RuppArena.com,…

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Oct 27

Parking/Traffic Advisory for Saturday, October 14th in Downtown Lexington

LEXINGTON, KY (October 11, 2017) – There are multiple events happening in downtown Lexington on Saturday, October 14th, so patrons are advised to…

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Oct 27

Lexington Center Board Announces 2017 Slate of Officers

LEXINGTON, KY (October 2, 2017) –The Lexington Center Board of Directors has elected officers at its monthly September 28, 2017 Board Meeting, as…

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Sep 22

The Scarefest Horror, Paranormal and Halloween Expo is excited to announce some very special guests!

The Scarefest Horror, Paranormal and Halloween Expo is excited to announce the following special guests:  Robert Englund, Bill Corbett, Edward James…

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Dec 15

LCC, UK Agree to a new 15-year Lease at Rupp Arena

The Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) and the University of Kentucky have agreed in principle to a new 15-year lease at Rupp Arena. The new lease will…

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Oct 4

RFQ for Development of High Street Mixed-Use Project

The Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) announced that it will seek proposals to qualify a developer(s) to develop a mixed-use project in the heart of…

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Apr 11

LEXINGTON CENTER TO EMPLOY WALK THROUGH METAL DETECTORS AT MOST RUPP ARENA EVENTS

Lexington Center announced today that starting on April 16th, with the Christian rock concert OUTCRY, Lexington Center will begin utilizing walk through…

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Mar 7

Lexington Center Board Announces 2016 Slate of Officers

The Lexington Center Board has elected officers at its February 18, 2016 Board of Directors meeting

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Jan 28

Lexington Leaders Express Appreciation for Support of New Lexington Convention Center Project

Upon hearing news that some financing was included in Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed biennial budget, business leaders today expressed their appreciation…

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Nov 19

LCC Board Votes to Pursue Expansion and Replacement of Convention Center

The Board of Directors of the Lexington Center Corporation today unanimously voted in favor of pursuing an expansion and replacement of the Lexington…

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Nov 9

Gamechanger: The Lexington Center Story To Air in December on KET

On the eve of the 40th anniversary year of the Lexington Center and Rupp Arena first opening in 1976, Gamechanger: The Lexington Center Story  will…

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Sep 14

Mayor Jim Gray Appoints Four to Lexington Center Board

Mayor Jim Gray has made two new appointments to the Lexington Center Corporation Board of Directors.

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July 27

RUPP ARENA TO GET $15 MILLION IN TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES INCLUDING CENTERHUNG LED SCOREBOARD AND WI-FI

Includes a new center-hung video, audio and scoreboard array, wireless internet for fans and patrons and major roof structure improvements so the arena…

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July 10

Lexington Center Virtual Tour Now Online!

Powerful Online Tool Allows Patrons, Meeting Planners and Promoters to Look Up, Down and Around Each Venue As If They Were There In Person.

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