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.
Student basketball tickets will be sold via three distributions (first-come, first-serve), and three 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 three 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.
As long as tickets remain, students may purchase tickets after lotteries/distributions until they are sold out. Student tickets ($5 price) are not available to purchase at Rupp Arena on gamedays, so students should be sure to purchase their tickets from the UK Ticket Office in advance.
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 Postseason - 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.
Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Information
NCAA Regionals (March 28 & 30) - Indianapolis
Final Four (April 5-7) - Dallas, TX
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