Lexington Center

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The Lexington Center
Lexington Center at Night.jpg
The Shops at Lexington Center
Former names Lexington Civic Center
Location 430 West Vine Street
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Owner Lexington–Fayette Urban County Government
Surface Multi-surface
Opened 1976
General contractor Hunt Construction

The Lexington Center is an entertainment, convention and sports complex located on an 11-acre (45,000 m2) site in downtown Lexington, Kentucky.[1] It features a convention center, a shopping mall, the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and Rupp Arena. It opened in 1976.[2]


Interior of Opera House, 1898
  • Rupp Arena, a 24,000 seat arena, the world's largest when it was constructed, and currently the largest arena (by capacity) in the U.S. built specifically for basketball.
  • The 1,000-seat Lexington Opera House, located at the corner of Broadway and Short Streets.
  • A 95,000 square feet (8,800 m2) three-level shopping mall.
  • A 366-room Hyatt Regency Hotel.
  • A 70,000 square feet (6,500 m2) convention center.
  • Triangle Park

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lexington Center." Lexington Center Corporation. Brochure.
  2. ^ Berman, Michelle. "The road east new business, new life at the other end of Main." 27 December 1987. Herald-Leader [Lexington]. 9 November 2006.

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Coordinates: 38°02′58″N 84°30′10″W / 38.04944°N 84.50278°W / 38.04944; -84.50278