Central Bank Center/Rupp Arena

100,000 sq. ft. or less exhibit space

  • Capacity (Rupp Arena): 19,575
  • Total Square Feet: 200,000
  • Exhibit Square Feet: 100,000
  • Ballroom Square Feet: 24,000
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 16
  • Meeting Room/Breakout space: 25,000sqft
  • Metro Population: 517,056
  • In-House Marketing Capabilities: Traditional, Digital, Social, Community Partnerships, Exterior Marquee, Website Listing, Eblasts
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Central Bank Center is the ultimate “user friendly” facility. Comprised of 100,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space and 50,000 square feet of multipurpose meeting rooms, the facility is connected to two major hotels and the historic Rupp Arena. The Central Bank Center holds over 200 meetings, trade shows, and special events annually.

Since 1976, Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center has served as the home court of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, regularly leading the national attendance average. Rupp Arena has hosted legendary artists such as Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, and many more. Since 2018, Oak View Group and Live Nation Arenas have provided booking services to Rupp Arena. During the last 18 months, Rupp Arena has broken all previous audience attendance and revenue records in its storied 43-year history.