Rupp Arena ditches Coke for Pepsi

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Wildcat fans who have spent 37 years drinking Coca-Cola products at Rupp Arena will be in for a surprise next week.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/ZBqomv ) reports that beginning Wednesday, Rupp will be selling only Pepsi beverages at concession stands.

The newspaper says G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. of Cincinnati signed a partnership agreement with Lexington Center Corp., which owns several facilities in Lexington including Rupp.

The first major event where Pepsi will be served will be the University of Kentucky's men's basketball game against Eastern Michigan on Wednesday.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com