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Big Blue Fans line up for tickets to welcome home national champions

As soon as WKYT announced plans to welcome home the University of Kentucky Wildcats from their national championship win in New Orleans, Big Blue fans started lining up outside Rupp Arena.

Ticket distribution started at 8 a.m. at the Rupp Arena ticket office, which is the only way to get tickets for the Tuesday afternoon event.

There is a limit of four tickets per person.

Tickets are free.

Doors to Rupp Arena open at 2 p.m. with the celebration beginning around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The team is expected to arrive at Blue Grass Airport at 3 p.m. Fans are invited to see their arrival as long as they follow the appropriate signs to the designated parking lot.

You can see the rally to welcome home the cats from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. live on WKYT.

Lexington officials say they are working on plans to accommodate more drivers during the afternoon rush hour.

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