Rupp Arena expecting full capacity for 2021-22 basketball season

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That first game at Rupp this fall should be extra fun. On Tuesday, UK Athletics announced that Rupp Arena is expecting full capacity for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fan capacity at the Kentucky Wildcats' famous gym for the 2020-21 season was limited to just 15 percent, which also included staff, players, media, and essential personnel. Rupp Arena officially holds 20,545 people and should be filled to the brim in a few months. "While continuing to monitor the latest health and safety guidelines from local and national authorities, UK Athletics plans to operate Rupp Arena at full capacity this season," UK's press release said. "Fans can expect many other popular activities and traditions to return this fall and winter." UK also announced in the press release that season ticket renewals are now up for sale for holders from the 2019-20 season. Early renewal incentives will be available through August 13 and the final renewal deadline is on September 9. More information can be found at “I am looking forward to walking back into Rupp Arena with 20,000 packed to the rafters standing and cheering for our kids,” John Calipari said in UK's press release. “Watching other sports and teams welcome their fans back, having attended a couple of events recently and seeing and feeling that buzz that the fans bring, I cannot wait to bring that back to Rupp. It truly is the greatest tradition in the history of college basketball.” [UK Athletics]

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