Jennifer Smith of the H-L is covering the Governor’s Cup Luncheon in Louisville, where she caught up with Mitch Barnhart and asked the UK athletics about the current renovation plans for Rupp Arena.
Barnhart preached the patient approaching, saying:
“We’re listening. We’re listening through that process. Clearly that’s a long process as well. We’ve got a lease through 2018 and there’s pieces of that puzzle that all have to happen whether that’s design in that process, what that means for us and what that looks like. It’s a fairly lengthy process as well and we’re in conversation with them and it’s a university conversation, which is great. We’re fine. We’re willing to take our time and be patient, not in a real rush and making sure it gets managed the right way.”