UK signs lease to stay in Rupp Arena through 2033 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

UK signs lease to stay in Rupp Arena through 2033

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Wildcats are staying in Rupp Arena.

The University of Kentucky has agreed to a 15-year lease extension. That means the men's basketball team will keep playing at the arena through 2033.

The extension will take effect when the current deal ends in 2018. Part of the agreement includes $15 million in improvements from the board that owns Rupp, including more chair back seats and hospitality areas.

UK's annual lease payment will increase by about $900,000.

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