LEXINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Rupp Arena in Lexington -- home to the University of Kentucky Wildcats -- is about to get a makeover.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Monday unveiled a new design for the Kentucky and college basketball landmark.
The city said features include:
- A transparent skin to bring the energy inside to the city outside
- A "Catwalk" leading from the university to the arena district;
- Outdoor video screens
- Chair back seats throughout the arena
- Upgraded technology (wireless Internet)
- A new center hung scoreboard.
Gray said the city has been working on plans for Rupp Arena and a new convention center for three years. The estimated cost for the arena and convention center is $310 million.
You can see more renderings of the renovation here: http://www.fox19.com/link/681459/photos-rupp-arena-renovation-renderings