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Construction group named for Rupp Arena renovation

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The current look of Rupp Arena. The current look of Rupp Arena.
The Lexington Center's Convention space will expand to at least 100,000 square feet The Lexington Center's Convention space will expand to at least 100,000 square feet

LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - After 37 years Rupp Arena will get a makeover.

Wednesday it was confirmed Hunt Construction Group, the same firm that handled the expansion of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, will oversee the renovation.

The Lexington Center's Convention space will expand to at least 100,000 square feet, but the renovation does not call for the addition of more seats to the arena that already has a capacity of 23,500.

Rupp Arena first opened its doors back in 1976. Groundbreaking for the project is scheduled for fall 2014.

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