Kentucky's eighth national championship team will have a chance to share in the Big Blue Nation's ongoing party upon its return to Lexington on Tuesday.
The team will host a public celebration about 3:30 p.m. in Rupp Arena following its anticipated 3 p.m. arrival from New Orleans at Blue Grass Airport. Doors to Rupp Arena will open at 2 p.m.
Tickets to the celebration are free and will be distributed Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m. at the Rupp Arena ticket office only. Tickets may not be ordered online or by phone. Fans were allowed to begin lining up for tickets immediately after Monday night's game. Security was to be on site to provide directions and assistance for fans.
Tickets will be limited to four per person. Individuals must be at least 14 years old to pick up tickets.
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UK students with identification may request tickets — one per person — in a special student section while supplies last.
Children under age 2 do not need a ticket if the child sits on the lap of a parent.
Paid parking will be available in all lots of Rupp Arena at the usual rate of $12 per car.
Team bus route to Rupp Arena
For those who will be unable to attend the event in Rupp Arena but would like to cheer the team bus along its way from the airport to Rupp Arena, here is the route:
Man o' War Drive to Versailles Road
Right on Red Mile Road/Virginia Ave.
Left on South Limestone
Left on West Main
West Main to Rupp Arena