Handicapped-accessible space will affect upper-level seating in Rupp

Project keeps arena in compliance with law's updates

jtipton@herald-leader.comJune 24, 2011 

  • 100 seats to be affected

    The following seats will be impacted by the construction:

    Section 217, rows C and D, seats 1 to 9

    Section 218, rows C and D, seats 1 to 18

    Section 227, rows C and D, seats 1 to 18

    Section 228, rows C and D, seats 1 to 9

    All current season-ticket holders can expect to receive renewal forms for the 2011-12 season in August.

    UK invited fans with questions to call its ticket office at (859) 257-1818.

Rupp Arena will have more space for wheelchair-bound fans next season, the Lexington Center Corp., announced Thursday.

About $200,000 will be budgeted to create space in the upper arena for the first time. The construction will take about 10 weeks to complete,

The project allows Rupp Arena to remain in compliance with updates to the Americans With Disabilities Act, LCC president and CEO Bill Owen said.

About 100 seats in eight upper arena rows will be affected. UK is working with affected season-ticket holders to find alternative seating, the school said.

Additional upper-level accessible seating will be available to current season ticket holders based on K Fund priority points amassed before the 2011-12 season, UK said.

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