Even though it's an NFL Sunday, Kentucky Basketball has found a way to draw a large spotlight.
Right now, that's being focused on one of the oldest venues in college basketball, as UK is showing off the new upgrades made at Rupp Arena to enhance the gameday atmosphere. That includes a brand new center-hung scoreboard to replace Big Bertha.
The new @Rupp_Arena center-hung video board is up and running. It's impressive. pic.twitter.com/qVN2F8J7cA— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 9, 2016
New @Rupp_Arena scoreboard in action cc @pbaniak @heraldleader pic.twitter.com/pnNAUHJVwf— Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso) October 9, 2016
Here are some of the highlights so far:
New lighting and a whole lot more blue now in @Rupp_Arena. pic.twitter.com/ssLkh8dUE8— CoachCal.com (@CoachCalDotCom) October 9, 2016
At Rupp Arena this pm for Preview of new scoreboard and technology. KY Fish & Wildlife Ads will look good. Here is elevator door! pic.twitter.com/94UVAYiYTA— Commissioner Johnson (@CommishJohnson) October 9, 2016
Improvements at @Rupp_Arena include the center-hung video board, new sound system, new venue production equipment, new lighting and more.— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 9, 2016
Also, be sure to check out this piece from the Herald-Leader for a history of what Rupp has gone through in getting to this point.
Photo gallery: 40 years of @Rupp_Arena https://t.co/O63bvySMWi @KentuckySports @LexGoKY @johnclayiv pic.twitter.com/bYmuQWiPfX— heraldleader (@heraldleader) October 7, 2016