This year's Big Blue Madness will be Oct. 16 in Rupp Arena, Kentucky announced Monday.
Ticket distribution for Madness will be Oct. 2, which is a Friday. The change from the usual Saturday distribution will allow fans to attend a home football game against Eastern Kentucky on Oct. 3, UK said. The ticket distribution will be at 10 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Memorial Coliseum.
Tickets will also be available online at UKathletics.com and Ticketmaster.com.
A limited number of control cards will be issued at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 to those camped out for tickets. All fans must be present to obtain their control cards and only one control card per person will be accepted at distribution. Control cards will not be distributed after 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, and all persons with control cards must be in line by 10 p.m.
UK asked fans who plan to camp out for tickets to do so no earlier than 5 a.m. on Sept. 30.
UK will provide portable restroom facilities, but the use of permanent, wooden-type structures, portable generators, and propane tanks or other open flames used in cooking is prohibited due to safety concerns. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are not permitted, UK said.
UK also noted that ticket scalping is illegal in Kentucky.