430 W Vine Street
Lexington, Ky 40507


  • Doors will open 1 hour prior to the first serve
  • All patrons entering Rupp Arena must have a valid ticket or credential to gain admission
  • Rupp Arena will utilize walk through metal detectors at events.
    • Patrons will be requested to remove items like cell phones, keys, bags/purses and large metal objects that may set off the alarm, thus requiring further inspection.


  • Alcohol will be served at select concession stands
    • Alcohol sales will end at the conclusion of the second set
      • Or no later than 75% of the way through the events regulation length
    • Alcoholic beverages include beer and seltzers
  • Patrons are not permitted to bring in any outside alcoholic beverages, nor are they permitted to leave the building with alcohol purchased inside Rupp Arena.
  • All alcohol purchases must be accompanied by a valid state issued driver’s license or ID, Passport or Military ID. You must be 21 years of age to purchase any alcohol.
  • Service of alcoholic beverages is limited to two (2) drinks per person, per purchase.


  • All bags must adhere to the UK Athletics Clear Bag policy. All bags and items will be searched. To avoid additional touch points, fans are strongly encouraged to not bring unnecessary bags to Rupp Arena.


  • Concession stands are located on the Main and Upper Concourses of Rupp Arena
  • Concession locations are opened based on projected attendance at each Arena event
  • No outside food or drink is permitted inside Rupp Arena
  • Rupp Arena does not accept cash as a form of payment for concessions
    • Acceptable forms of payment include all major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa) and mobile payments (Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay)


  • Lost & Found items will be turned into UK Event Staff or Rupp team members in match. Following the match, all items will be turned over to the UK Police Department, 859.257.1616


  • The High Street Gate 2 parking lot opens 3 hours before first serve. It is directly across from Rupp Arena
  • Vehicles which park in the designated accessible parking ​spaces must display either a temporary hang tag or a permanent state license plate with the ​accessible parking notations.
  • Patron’s parking in the lot must show their game ticket or UK employee ID for entry into the lot
  • All parking in these spaces is on a first come, first served basis.


  • Prohibited items will still be enforced.
    • Prohibited Items 
      Outside Alcohol
      Animals (with the exception of service dogs)
      Artificial Noisemakers
      Combustible Heaters
      Flash Cameras
      Ice/Ice Chests
      Large bags – nothing larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
    • All weapons, including firearms, carried either concealed or openly are prohibited items at Rupp Arena per KRS 237.115. Anyone in violation of this will not be granted entrance into Rupp Arena
      • Walk-through metal detectors will be in use upon entry
    • Prohibited Items – Must be approved by UK Athletics prior to entering the facility


  • Programs are available digitally, via QR codes on the concourse


    • The Ticket Office will be located within the High Street entrance of Rupp Arena and opens 1 hour prior to the first serve and closes after the second set of the match.
    • The player/guest entrance is the High Street entrance of Rupp Arena.
    • Tickets will be issued via mobile delivery. Ticket holders will access their tickets on their phones and can transfer them electronically to other members in their party when necessary.
    • Spectators will be strongly encouraged to save their mobile tickets in their smart phone’s digital wallet prior to arriving at Rupp Arena.
    • FAQs and resources to learn more are available at UKathletics.com/mobiletickets.
    • Single-Match Ticket Prices
      • Premium Reserved – $12
      • Reserved – $10
      • General Admission (Adult) – $8
      • General Admission (Youth and Senior; ages 6-18, 65+) – $5
      • Children 5 & younger – free in General Admission sections

      The Backrow is the official booster program of Kentucky Volleyball. Backrow members support the volleyball program through game attendance, community visibility and financial contributions. Our student-athletes are continually encouraged and supported by Backrow members. Learn more about floor seating options and the Backrow online at UKathletics.com/Backrow.

Rupp Arena Seating Chart (PDF)


To report a non-emergent issue or ask a question, please text RUPPUK and your message to 69050 to begin a conversation with a UK Athletics Staff Member.