Barnhart, Calipari comment on Rupp renovation
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Barnhart, Calipari comment on Rupp renovation

Drew Franklinover 3 years


Article written by:Drew FranklinDrew Franklin


By now you've probably heard that Rupp Arena will reduce its total capacity by replacing over half of the upper-level bleacher seating with chairs. It's the hottest topic going right now and who better to add to the discussion than UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart and head basketball coach John Calipari. Barhart released a statement saying, “Rupp Arena has long been hallowed ground, home to the greatest tradition in college basketball and the best fans in the world. We are in the midst of an effort to make one of the most special venues in all of sports even better with chair-back seating in the upper level and new club areas, answering feedback we have heard often from our fans. We are excited share preliminary details about these upgrades and look forward to providing more information as we move forward.” John Calipari took to Twitter to say, "I think our fans are really going to enjoy these upgrades. Rupp Arena has long been the gold standard in college basketball and this is another step in making sure it stays that way. I may even make my way to the upper level and try out the new chair-backs. LOL."  

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