- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Rupp Arena will become more tech savvy over the next year.

Lexington Center Corp.’s board of directors on Monday unanimously approved $15 million in technology upgrades including a center-hung video, audio and scoreboard by the 2016-17 Kentucky men’s basketball season. High-definition screens in 16x9 aspect ratio will replace the four LED corner screens currently in use between Wildcats games in December.

Fans meanwhile will become more connected with better wireless internet, while the roof will get “major” structural improvements in an effort to lure more concerts and events. Rupp’s sports lighting will also be replaced along with its lobby video display, and the adjacent Hyatt Regency Hotel will get new exterior outdoor signs.

The LCC will fund the 12-month project through bond sales beginning early next year.


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