Rupp Arena http://weku.fm en Lexington Mayor Cancels Rupp Project Due to Lack of UK Support http://weku.fm/post/lexington-mayor-cancels-rupp-project-due-lack-uk-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has suspended the City’s efforts to reinvent </span>Rupp<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Arena and build a new convention center. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he city says it&nbsp;</span>cancelled<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> its plans because the University of Kentucky changed its mind about</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a new facility lease in 2018.</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:06:36 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61217 at http://weku.fm Lexington Mayor Cancels Rupp Project Due to Lack of UK Support UK, City of Lexington to Meet on Rupp Project http://weku.fm/post/uk-city-lexington-meet-rupp-project <p></p><p></p><p>Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto are scheduled to meet later this week to discuss the Rupp Arena Project.&nbsp; The meeting this Thursday came at the request of Gray.&nbsp; Governor Steve Beshear supports the reinvention of Rupp and construction of a new convention center.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 02:45:46 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 60780 at http://weku.fm UK, City of Lexington to Meet on Rupp Project Capilouto Letter Raises New Concerns About Rupp Project http://weku.fm/post/capilouto-letter-raises-new-concerns-about-rupp-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A letter from the University of Kentucky President to the Chair of the Lexington Center Corporation is causing new debate about Lexington's </span>Rupp<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Arena project. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lexington Center Board Chair Brent Rice has been deeply involved in moving the </span>Rupp/Convention<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Center project forward.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the letter dated May </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, UK President Eli </span>Capilouto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> expresses significant concerns about how financing for the 350 million dollar project has been handled.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:52:29 +0000 Stu Johnson, WEKU & Stu Johnson, WEKU 59998 at http://weku.fm Capilouto Letter Raises New Concerns About Rupp Project Lexington Lawmaker Says Rupp Poll Results Not Unexpected http://weku.fm/post/lexington-lawmaker-says-rupp-poll-results-not-unexpected <p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:10:03 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 59824 at http://weku.fm Lexington Lawmaker Says Rupp Poll Results Not Unexpected 300 Million Dollar "Reinvention" of Rupp Arena Unveiled http://weku.fm/post/300-million-dollar-reinvention-rupp-arena-unveiled <div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif;">Plans for the 310 million dollar&nbsp;</span><span class="highlight" id="0.2121247781906277" name="searchHitInReadingPane" style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 238, 148);">Rupp</span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif;">&nbsp;Arena project were unveiled Monday. The "reinvention" of the 38-year-old facility will include construction of a new convention center.&nbsp; Funding for the massive Lexington development is still being finalized.</span></div><div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:07:32 +0000 Stu Johnson & WEKU 55443 at http://weku.fm 300 Million Dollar "Reinvention" of Rupp Arena Unveiled Rupp Arena Design to be Revealed http://weku.fm/post/rupp-arena-design-be-revealed <p>Governor Steve Beshear will join Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and other city and University of Kentucky officials in revealing plans for the re-design of Rupp Arena Monday afternoon.&nbsp;</p><p>Efforts to come up with a new design plan date back almost three years to March of 2011 when Mayor Gray announced the appointment of a Rupp Arena, Arts and Entertainment Task Force, a group of over 45 citizens. Gray asked the group to study Rupp Arena and the entire Lexington Center complex.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:14:15 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55426 at http://weku.fm Rupp Arena Design to be Revealed