More than 10,000 convenient parking spaces are available within a 10-minute walk of Lexington Center. In addition, all surrounding parking lots and parking garages offer spaces for individuals with disabilities. A parking fee will be in effect for most all Rupp Arena events.

General Parking

The Lexington Center parking lot on West High Street is open on non-arena event days for a fee of $8 (for all day), or $1 for each half hour after. Three hours of free parking is available with a merchant validation from The Shops at Lexington Center. (No purchase necessary.) On arena event days parking fees vary. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Handicapped Accessible Parking

Designated handicapped parking is available in Lexington Center's High Street and Manchester Street parking lots. A valid state-issued handicapped placard or license plate is required. All disability parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Metered Street Parking

Metered street parking is available in some areas of downtown Lexington near Lexington Center. Parking meters are enforced Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Metered spots are free on Saturday and Sunday and designated holidays.

Meters require $1 for 60 minutes or 25 cents for 15 minutes. There are 1 hour, 2 hour and 4 hours meters located throughout the area. The meters are a combination of electronic and mechanical meters. Meters accept nickels, dimes, quarters, and some accept payment via credit card or pre-paid parking cards. For more information on metered street parking visit

Bike Racks

Bike racks are located at both entrances on Vine Street and High Street for your convenience.

Parking Map