Student Ticket Information - Men's Basketball
Who is eligible for a Student Ticket?
Anyone who is a full time student (12 hours undergraduate or 9 hours graduate) and has a valid University of Kentucky Student ID card. Your athletics fee must also be paid with your tuition each semester. BCTC students MUST register and pay the athletics fee online in order to be eligible to purchase student tickets. BCTC students should click here to pay the athletics fee.
Admission to Games
Basketball: Present your valid UK Student ID card and game ticket at the Patterson Street entrance of Rupp Arena. Gates open 1.5 hours prior to tipoff.
Rupp Arena Shuttle
For information on the UK shuttle between campus and Rupp Arena for basketball games, please click here.
Student basketball tickets will be sold via two distributions (first-come, first-serve), and four lotteries.
Full details regarding distributions and lotteries, along with a complete calendar of important dates, are posted above. It is essential that you visit this link and read the complete instructions to ensure that you understand the process. Students should print the instructions and calendar for reference throughout the year.
Brief Summary of Lottery Process:
As in the past, any student tickets that are unclaimed from a Monday night lottery will go on sale Tuesday at 9:00 am at the Joe Craft Center ticket office. Students who were not selected to attend the lottery may purchase any unclaimed tickets at this time, if available. Any tickets that are still unclaimed after Monday and Tuesday will be sold as Guest tickets on Wednesday at 9:00 am, based on availability.
For the two distributions, there will be NO LOTTERY, and thus no online sign-up period. During distributions, tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Joe Craft Center Ticket Office, to all eligible students.
Remember to read the COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS to ensure you understand the procedures, and print off your ticket calendar.
For questions, please contact the UK Ticket Office by phone at (800) 928-2287 or (859) 257-1818 or by email at email@example.com.
Men's Basketball SEC/NCAA Tournaments - Student Ticket Distributions
Postseason ticket distributions/lotteries are for full-time UK students only, and qualifying BCTC students who have paid the spring semester athletics fee. Due to the limited availability of tickets, spouse/family cards will not be accepted.
SEC Tournament (March 13-17, 2013, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville) - Monday, February 25, 6:30 pm @ Memorial Coliseum
NIT - First Round @ Robert Morris, March 19 - tickets available through Robert Morris University (412.397.4949)
NCAA 2nd/3rd Rounds (March 21-24)
NCAA Regionals (March 28-31)
Final Four (April 6-8) - Atlanta, GA
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