Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 6, 2014

Lexington mayor thanks fans for Rupp input

Staff report
The Independent

LEXINGTON — As a thank you to the thousands of fans who have completed the Rupp District fan experience survey, and to encourage even more public input, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will give away two tickets to the University of Kentucky men’s basketball game against Mississippi State.  

Since launching on Thursday, the online survey has generated more than 4,000 responses.

“Here’s one way to take our minds off the cold weather,” Gray said. “The project to reinvent Rupp Arena is a game changer for Lexington, so it’s important that we hear from as many people as possible about what kinds of changes they’d like to see.” The survey is available at ruppdistrict.com.

Survey responses completed by 8 a.m. Wednesday will be entered into a random drawing for the mayor’s lower-level tickets. Survey responses must include a valid email address to be eligible for the drawing. Fans who have already completed the survey and entered their email addresses are eligible. A winner will be contacted via email by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Gray also reminded people about the public meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the downtown Hyatt Regency Ballroom. Fans can stop by on their way to the game or watch the event streamed at ruppdistrict.com.

Architects and city officials will be online from 6 to 8 p.m. to answer questions submitted through social media — Facebook.com/RuppDistrict; Twitter @RuppDistrict; or email info@ruppdistrict.com .