Lexington Mayor Jim Gray unveiled a conceptual drawing Tuesday that showed the inside of a renovated Rupp Arena with an eight-sided scoreboard over the center of the basketball floor and a reconfigured lower level with more seats. Gray said during his annual State of the Merged Government speech in Lexington Center that the lower arena seating capacity would increase by 800 to 1,000 seats. The upper level would be rebuilt with all chair-back seats. Premium seating would be added. Other features would be enlarged concourses, additional restrooms and a lobby entrance off Triangle Park.
Mayor Unveils Changes for Rupp Arena
By Beverly Fortune, Lexington Herald-Leader • Jan 25, 2012