Celebration for Kentucky basketball set for Tuesday at Rupp

jpatton1@herald-leader.comApril 7, 2014 

Although Kentucky lost to Connecticut on Monday night in the championship game of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, there will be a public celebration of the Wildcats' 2013-14 season at Rupp Arena on Tuesday after the team returns from Texas.

The flight is scheduled to land in Lexington at 2 p.m. Tuesday, and the event will begin when the team arrives at Rupp Arena.

Tickets are free and will be distributed beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Arena ticket office. Fans were allowed to line up for tickets immediately after the UK-UConn game.

Tickets are limited to four per person. You must be at least 14 to pick up tickets, and tickets are for reserved seating only. There is no general admission seating. Children 2 and younger do not need tickets if they sit on a parent's lap.

Tickets are available only in person at Rupp; tickets cannot be ordered by phone or online.

UK students with ID may request tickets in a special student section while supplies last. A student may get one ticket in the special section and must present a student ID at the ticket window.

Arena doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for the celebration.

As usual, paid parking at all Rupp lots will be $15.

Fans unable to attend the event will be able to watch it live on WKYT-TV 27.1 (Time-Warner Channel 9).

For fans who would like to congratulate the team while it travels from the airport to Rupp Arena, the route is Man o' War Boulevard to Versailles Road, right on Red Mile Road/Virginia Avenue, left on South Limestone, left on West Main Street and West Main to Rupp Arena.

Janet Patton: (859) 231-3264. Twitter: @janetpattonhl.

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