BasketBowl Tickets Available to Public Tuesday

July 7, 2003

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tickets for the "BasketBowl" game between Kentucky and Michigan State on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich., will go on sale to the general public through the Ford Field Ticket Office beginning Tuesday, July 8 at 10 a.m. ET.

More than 50,000 tickets already have been sold for the game through private sales to MSU and UK season-ticket holders and donors. Spartan officials expect to draw a world-record crowd in excess of 75,000 for the game. The 19,028 remaining tickets are priced at $8, $12 and $14. Tickets may be purchased at the Ford Field Box Office (313-262-2003), by phone through Ticketmaster (248-645-6666) or via the Internet (

The battle will pit two of the nation's top teams against one another in a unique format as the basketball court is set up on the 50-yard line of the Detroit Lions' home field. Last season, UK advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, finishing with a 32-4 record and the No. 1 ranking in the final Associated Press poll. Michigan State also advanced to the Elite Eight before falling to Texas and ending the season with a 22-13 record.

The game is expected to be picked by national television, though a start time is unavailable at this time.