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ESPN, Lexington Herald Leader and The Washington Post Cover Rupp Arena Renovation Announcement

ESPN, Lexington Herald Leader and The Washington Post Cover Rupp Arena Renovation Announcement

Yesterday morning, Lexington officials announced their plans to renovate two of the city's major landmarks, the Rupp Arena and the Lexington Convention Center. The design and construction team, lead by NBBJ and Hunt Construction Group Inc, put forth a renovation plan that includes expanding the arena's concourses and separating the convention center from the arena in order to add 100,000 square feet of event space.

"We are selecting the best talent in the world to improve and elevate and make more competitive our brand," Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said of the selected project team. The project is expected to take two years to complete with a groundbreaking scheduled for 2014.

Read the Lexington Herald Leader coverage here.

Read the ESPN announcement here.

Read The Washington Post coverage here.