Madness Tickets Distributed Oct. 3

Sept. 23, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tickets for the 2009 Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena will be available Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6 a.m., at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Euclid Avenue and online at UKathletics.com and Ticketmaster.com. Madness , the first open practice opportunity for Kentucky's 2009-10 men's and women's basketball teams, is Friday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Fans will be allowed to enter Rupp Arena beginning at 6 p.m. the night of Big Blue Madness.

Tickets are free again this year, and there will be a limit of two tickets per person at Memorial Coliseum.  Online orders will have a minimal service fee attached, and there will be a limit of two tickets per household.

At the request of campus public safety officials, fans wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum are asked to do so no earlier than 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30. The Athletics Department will provide portable restroom facilities, but safety concerns will prohibit the use of permanent, wooden-type structures, and propane tanks or other open flames used in cooking.

This will be the fifth time Madness has been held at Rupp Arena.