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The basketball showcase in the basketball capital of the world, Rupp Arena is the third home for the Kentucky Wildcats in 73 years. The facility, named after Kentucky's legendary former coach, Adolph Rupp, has been the site of several premier basketball events. In March 1985, all roads led to Lexington for the NCAA Final Four. In 1986, Rupp played host to both the Southeastern Conference Tournament and the NCAA Women's Final Four. The arena has been the site of five NCAA regional tournaments, including the 1989 NCAA Southeast Regional that included North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia and eventual national champion Michigan, and the 1992 Southeast Regional, which Michigan also won en route to a national runner-up finish. In 1994, it hosted the NCAA first and second rounds, and in 1996, the NCAA Southeast Regional was held there. The first and second rounds of the South Regional will be held in Rupp Arena in March 1998. An awesome structure in sight and scope, the arena is divided into two seating areas. The lower level features 10,000 fully cushioned theater seats in block coloring of blue, red, orange and purple, offering a spectacular splash of color. The upper level has 13,000 seats on epoxy-coated metal bleachers. The latter can be visually isolated to provide a more natural setting for small shows. Built by the city of Lexington, the arena is the major portion of the $53 million Lexington Center complex, which includes a convention- exhibition hall, a 50-store tri-level enclosed shopping mall, a luxury Hyatt Regency Hotel and, a block away, the historic 1,200-seat Lexington Opera House. The arena is fully air- conditioned, equipped with a specially designed, high-quality sound system.