A record-grossing Eagles concert at Rupp Arena on Saturday left some concert-goers uncomfortable after air conditioning was turned off at the Eagles' request.
In a written statement, the Lexington Center Corp., which manages Rupp Arena, said Monday there was no mechanical problem with the air conditioning during the three-hour concert attended by more than 17,000 people.
"Per the contract agreement with Rupp Arena, the artist's management stipulated that there be no air movement on stage during the concert," the statement said. "Under this agreement with the tour, there was to be no air conditioning in the lower arena until the temperatures became 'uncomfortable.'"
Right before intermission, the Eagles management agreed to allow the air conditioning to be switched back on. Lexington Center ran the air conditioning during the second half of the show. It also had run the air conditioning all day before the Eagles took the stage.
Several people left messages on the Herald-Leader's review of the concert complaining about the heat. Lexington Center Corp. also received multiple complaints, center officials said Monday. The Lexington Center also got complaints about the ban on cellphone pictures during the concert, which was also at the request of the Eagles' management, Lexington Center staff said.