Rupp Arena is an arena located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. Since its opening in 1976, it has been the centerpiece of Lexington Center, a convention and shopping facility owned by an arm of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, which is located next to the Lexington Hyatt and Hilton hotels.
Rupp Arena also serves as home court to the University Of Kentucky men's basketball program. With an official capacity of 23,500, it is the largest basketball arena in the United States. In Rupp Arena, the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team annually leads the nation in college basketball attendance. The arena also regularly hosts concerts, conventions, and shows.