The annual campout celebration in preparation for the University of Kentucky's Big Blue Madness begins early Wednesday morning.
UK has asked fans interested in lining up for tickets and camping outside Memorial Coliseum to do so no earlier than 5 a.m. on Wednesday.
Big Blue Madness, the first public showcase in Lexington for the 2014-15 UK men's and women's teams, will be Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Rupp Arena.
Tickets, which are free, will be distributed Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Euclid Avenue and online at UKathletics.com and Ticketmaster.com.
The UK athletics department will provide portable restroom facilities. The use of permanent, wooden-type structures, portable generators, propane tanks or other open flames used in cooking are prohibited. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are not permitted.
Control cards will be issued to those camped out on Friday at 2 p.m. Fans with control cards will be able to pick up their tickets Saturday. Fans are encouraged to start lining up for the Saturday ticket distribution between 4 and 5 a.m.
All fans must be present to obtain their control cards and only one control card per person will be accepted at distribution.
Tickets will be limited to four per person at Memorial Coliseum and four per household for those ordering online.
This will be the 10th time Madness has been held in Rupp Arena.
Broadcast information for Big Blue Madness will be announced at a later date.