Remaining Tickets in Lexington Going Quickly …
LEXINGTON – Remaining tickets for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament to be held Thursday and Saturday in Rupp Arena are selling quickly.
As of Sunday at 7 p.m. approximately 5,400 tickets, covering all six games in Lexington, were still available at a cost of $162 each. On Sunday night, tickets may be ordered only through the Internet at ukathletics.com or ticketmaster.com.
If any tickets remain on Monday morning, they may be purchased at ukathletics.com, ticketmaster.com, or by calling the University of Kentucky Ticket Office (800-928-2287), or by calling Rupp Arena (859-233-3535).
Public Invited to Open Practices on Wednesday: The public is invited to Rupp Arena on Wednesday as all eight teams will have open practice. Teams must use at least 30 minutes of their allotted practice time. Parking and admission to the arena are free on Wednesday. Here is the schedule, all times EDT:
Noon – 12:40 p.m. Game 1 lower seed
12:45 – 1:25 p.m. Game 2 lower seed
1:30 – 2:10 p.m. Game 1 higher seed
2:15 – 2:55 p.m. Game 2 higher seed
4:25 – 5:05 p.m. Game 3 higher seed
5:10 – 5:50 p.m. Game 4 higher seed
5:55 – 6:35 p.m. Game 3 lower seed
6:40 – 7:20 p.m. Game 4 lower seed
Game Times: The order of the games and tipoff times for Thursday’s games will be announced on Monday. Game times for Saturday will be decided late Thursday night.
NCAA Policy on Non-Permissible Items: By NCAA policy, fans are not permitted to bring these items into Rupp Arena:
• beverages of any kind
• firearms and explosives
• laser pointers
• artificial noisemakers
• promotional items such as cups, shakers, or flags with commercial slogans or identification
• large signs or banners
• video cameras
Still cameras, with lenses no longer than four inches, are permitted. In addition, fans may bring a sign, flag, or banner that can be held by one individual, reflects good sportsmanship, and does not block the view of other fans.