LEXINGTON, Ky. – One of the hardest tickets to get in college basketball has become easier for Big Blue Nation to get its hands on thanks to a number of new ticket options UK Athletics is offering for the 2017-18 Kentucky men’s basketball season.
Among the ticket options UK is offering are upcoming opportunities to stand in the eRUPPtion Zone, two different six-game packages featuring high-profile games, and single-game tickets.
Below is a breakdown of how fans can attend upcoming UK men’s basketball games.
For a complete listing of on-sale dates, single-game ticket prices and other ticket information, visit the men’s basketball ticket page at UKathletics.com.
As always, UK Athletics encourages all fans to buy tickets to athletics events through Kentucky’s six authorized ticket outlets—the UK Ticket Office, Ticketmaster, ReplyBuy, FEVO, a visiting team ticket office and the Rupp Arena box office. Only tickets purchased directly from these six sources are guaranteed to be valid. For more information about Kentucky’s authorized sellers, visit UKathletics.com/TicketSecurity.
eRUPPtion Zone Tickets
Tickets for the eRUPPtion Zone, UK’s standing-room only student section, will be made available for the Fort Wayne (Nov. 22) and UIC (Nov. 26) games, which fall during Thanksgiving week.
Fans will be allowed to start lining up for eRUPPtion Zone ticket sales beginning five hours prior to tipoff outside of the Rupp Arena box office. Fans in line will receive a numbered wristband and must return to line, two hours prior to tip-off. Tickets will then go on sale 90 minutes prior to tip-off at the Rupp Arena box office and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tickets in the eRUPPtion Zone are $10 each (cash only) and are limited to one per person (must be present at time of purchase).
Blue and White Six-Game Packages
New to fans this season, the UK ticket office is now offering two separate six-game packages that gives fans an opportunity to attend multiple games, including several marquee showdowns, throughout the season for one price. Seat locations for each of the six games are the same.
The two packages, the blue package and the white package, are each $325 each and are on sale now through My UK Athletics Account. The games include:
• Blue package – Troy (Nov. 20), UIC (Nov. 26), Louisville (Dec. 29), Texas A&M (Jan. 9), Mississippi State (Jan. 23) and Ole Miss (Feb. 28)
• White package – Fort Wayne (No. 22), Harvard (Dec. 2), Georgia (Dec. 31), Florida (Jan. 20), Vanderbilt (Jan. 30) and Tennessee (Feb. 6)
Annual Season Ticket Lottery
The UK ticket office is still accepting entries for its annual season ticket lottery.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no waiting list for season tickets; rather a lottery system is in place. The number of season tickets available through the lottery each year depends on the number of non-renewed season tickets from the previous year.
Due to the extremely high renewal rate of men's basketball season tickets, only a limited number of 200-level seats are available each year through the lottery. To enter the men's basketball season ticket lottery, fans must complete a lottery form.
Drawings are held regularly between late September and early November for two 200-level "public season" tickets. For the 2017-18 season, 200-level "public season" tickets are priced at $1,100 each.
Fans will only be notified if their name is drawn. There is a limit of one entry per person and fans must be at least 18 years old to purchase season tickets. Those who are not drawn will need to re-send their request each year as names that are not drawn for the present year are discarded after the lottery is over.
Single-Game Tickets On Sale
Single-game tickets for the first 13 regular-season games of the season (Utah Valley through Texas A&M) are currently on sale. Fans can purchase tickets for those games through the following four options:
• By calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000
• By calling the Rupp Arena box office at (859) 233-3535
• In-person at the Joe Craft Center ticket office
Remaining public on-sales will occur Nov. 15 (Florida, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Tennessee) and Jan. 24 (Alabama, Missouri and Ole Miss).
On the evening of Nov. 15 and Jan. 24, tickets will only be available online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. If tickets still remain after the on-sale date, they will also be available by calling Ticketmaster, by calling the Rupp Arena box office and in-person at the Joe Craft Center ticket office. Additionally, a limited number of premium single-game ticket options are available through the K Fund. For pricing and availability, contact the K Fund at (859) 257-6300.
New this season, fans can still purchase officially verified resale tickets at Ticketmaster.com, prior to Kentucky’s official on-sale dates. TicketExchange by Ticketmaster is the only official resale market of UK Athletics. Season ticket holders may use the marketplace to post tickets on a game-by-game basis in which they cannot attend.