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Univ. Of Kentucky Could Install Ribbon Ad Boards At Rupp Arena By Next Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 15

Ribbon advertising boards around the second tier of Rupp Arena "could be installed" by the start of the next Univ. of Kentucky men's basketball season, according to Beth Musgrave of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER. Learfield Communications "has agreed to give Lexington Center Corp. $800,000 to install t...

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