Updated: Nov 19, 2020
Back in January of this year, Kentucky announced the decision to sign the naming rights of Rupp Arena to Central Bank, making its official name to Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center.
After months of construction and redesigning, the arena has been updated for the 2020-21 season. If you've drove down Main Street in downtown Lexington, you know that Rupp Arena has looked like a war zone for months now. I actually still believe its not fully put back in tact all the way around, but Kentucky has made sure they entrance side is finished first so that fans can make their way into games as the season is almost here.
Here is video from July during a lot of the construction.
This morning Head Coach John Calipari tweeted out what seems to be the very first look at Rupp Arena after its updates.
The Central Bank project was a part of a $310 million dollar multi-year upgrade to the venue, and its first ever renaming in its 44 years of existence.
Eight of the convention center’s 16 new meeting rooms and a new 25,000-square-foot ballroom were targeted for completion for May, with the remaining eight meeting rooms and a pavilion to be ready by January 2022.
The arena has announced a 15% capacity for games this season.