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UK Announces Full Capacity For Rupp Arena

Updated: Aug 14, 2021

Some exciting news came out Tuesday evening surrounding the basketball world in Lexington. Rupp Arena announced that they plan to allow "full capacity" for all of their home games this season.

While continuing to monitor the latest health and safety guidelines from local and national authorities, UK Athletics plans to operate Rupp Arena at full capacity this season. Fans can expect many other popular activities and traditions to return this fall and winter.

"I am looking forward to walking back into Rupp Arena with 20,000 packed to the rafters standing and cheering for our kids," UK head coach John Calipari said. "Watching other sports and teams welcome their fans back, having attended a couple of events recently and seeing and feeling that buzz that the fans bring, I cannot wait to bring that back to Rupp. It truly is the greatest tradition in the history of college basketball."

Things could have definitely went the opposite direction with the rumblings of the delta virus coming around, and with covid cases still forming, but thankfully Kentucky believes they have set up the right protocols to handle a 20,000 decked out Rupp. Lets ball.


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