The Lexington Center, which is home to the Kentucky Men’s Basketball team, has a new name for UK’s iconic home court.
Rather than just Rupp Arena, Kentucky will now play their home games at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center after the Lexington Center Corporation announced a “landmark naming rights agreement” with Central Bank Thursday.
The agreement is for 14 years and is between Central Bank and JMI Sports, and UK /LCC’s multimedia rights partner.
“This is a milestone agreement which represents the first naming rights agreement in the 44-year history of this legendary facility,” said Bob Elliston, Lexington Center Corporation Board Chairman. “We are thrilled to align with such a strong community leader, Central Bank. Central Bank has had a longstanding, 30-plus year relationship with Lexington Center. We are confident they will protect and advance the tradition of these fine facilities and we are excited to begin this new decade of our service to the community and the region as Central Bank Center!”