$15M Ruppgrade

 in Lexington, Ky., is expected to have $15 million in technological improvements by next year.

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Lexington, Ky., city officials revealed the long-awaited redesign of Rupp Arena Feb. 10. The 38-year-old home for University of Kentucky basketball faced a setback in mid April.

Lexington Center Corp.’s board of directors approved the upgrades including a center-hung video, audio and scoreboard by the 2016-17 Kentucky men’s basketball season.

There will be better WiFi and the roof will get structural improvements to lure more concerts and events. Rupp’s sports lighting will also be replaced. The project will be funded through bond sales beginning next year.