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NBBJ Unveils $310 Million Renovation for Kentucky's Rupp Arena

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
NBBJ Unveils $310 Million Renovation for Kentucky's Rupp Arena, Rupp from Triangle Park. Image © NBBJ + EOP + SCAPE
Rupp from Triangle Park. Image © NBBJ + EOP + SCAPE

NBBJ, together with EOP Architects, has unveiled a massive renovation plan for Lexington’s famous collegiate basketball arena, Rupp Arena. An attempt to upgrade the 38-year-old arena’s facilities and strengthen its connection to the surrounding urban realm, the 23,500-seat stadium will be separated from the adjoining convention center, which is also undergoing renovation, while its enclosed facade is re-clad in glass and site sculpts a vibrant new public square within the heart of the city.