UK Men's Basketball

Big Blue Madness tickets will be available Sept. 30

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari during Big Blue Madness last year.
Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari during Big Blue Madness last year. mcornelison@herald-leader.com

On Thursday, the University of Kentucky set the first important dates for the next basketball season: Fans can begin camping out for Big Blue Madness tickets at 5 a.m. on Sept. 28, Madness tickets will be made available beginning at 10 p.m. on Sept. 30, and Madness will be Oct. 14.

Fans can get Madness tickets at Memorial Coliseum or online at Ticketmaster.com. As is custom, there is no charge.

UK will introduce its men’s and women’s teams at Big Blue Madness in Rupp Arena.

In its news release, UK reminded fans that it will provide restroom facilities for those camping out for Madness tickets. UK also listed what campers cannot bring to Memorial Coliseum: permanent wooden-type structures, portable generators, propane tanks and other open-flame cooking devices, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.

UK also noted that scalping tickets is against the law in Kentucky.

Because of ongoing construction on campus, space for parking will be limited, the news release said. UK encouraged fans to use Ticketmaster.com to obtain tickets.

UK said it would announce parking and transportation information regarding Madness tickets at a later date.

For those fans who choose not to attend Madness, they can still watch the festivities. Big Blue Madness will be televised live on the SEC Network.

Jerry Tipton: 859-231-3227, @JerryTipton

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