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Gray calls for panel to study redesigning Rupp Arena

January 26, 2011

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Tuesday called for a study to determine the feasibility of redesigning and renovating Rupp Arena and the Lexington Center. He did not mention building a new downtown arena.

“There are many people who believe the civic center’s arena and the convention complex need a total redesign and renovation to bring the facilities up to competitive standards,” Gray said. “It needs to be the best — state of the art. Making it the best is a responsible investment in our Lexington brand.”

Gray said he will appoint a task force in the next two weeks and charge it with conducting a study “to get our arms around what is possible” at the civic center, which houses the arena used by the University of Kentucky basketball team and the city’s convention center.

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