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.
2013-2014 Basketball Lottery Process - New Calendar & Complete Instructions
Update: Student tickets remain from Lottery #3 for games vs Arkansas (2/27) and Alabama (3/4). Upper level and eRUPPtion zone tickets will be available beginning 9:00 am, Tuesday, 2/18 at the Joe Craft Center Ticket Office. The LSU game is currently sold out.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 SEC Tournament Information (March 12-16, 2014, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA)
For the sessions that UK plays in, 56 student tickets will be available on the floor behind the basket. If UK makes it to the championship game on Sunday, 112 tickets will be available on the floor. These will be distributed first-come, first-serve at the Georgia Dome. In addition, for EVERY session of the tournament, an unlimited number of 200-level tickets will be available for students to purchase. Thus, ALL students who wish to attend the tournament will be able to do so. All student tickets are $10 each, CASH ONLY. Students must have their new UK Wildcard Student ID and drivers license to purchase tickets at the Georgia Dome. Please note the following locations/times for ticket distribution:
Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Information
NCAA 2nd/3rd Rounds (March 20-23)
Students may call the ticket office at 859-257-1818 or come in person to order tickets for the site UK is selected for beginning Monday, March 17 at 9:00 am. Students will be permitted to purchase up to 2 tickets (themselves and a guest) first-come, first-served. Payment for the 2nd Round games will be processed when tickets are ordered. If UK advances to the 3rd Round, students that ordered tickets for the 2nd Round will automatically receive tickets for the 3rd Round. A credit card number must be provided when initally ordering tickets to be charged for 3rd Round tickets, should UK advance. Tickets will be available for pick up at the UK Will Call at the selected site approximately 1 hour prior to the start of each session that UK plays in.
NCAA Regionals (March 27-30)
If UK is seeded in the Indianapolis Regional, we will hold an online lottery to determine which students are selected to purchase regional tickets. The online lottery would occur the week BEFORE the regional, in advance of UK's 2nd & 3rd Round games. Therefore, IF UK is seeded in the Indianapolis Regional bracket, be sure to check this site again shortly after Selection Sunday for details on the potential regional lottery. If UK is seeded in the Memphis, Anaheim, or New York Regional, an online lottery will not be necessary, and student tickets may be purchased based on availabilty, first-come, first-served beginning Monday, March 24 at 9:00 am in person or by calling the UK ticket office at 859-257-1818.
Final Four (April 5-7) - Dallas, TX
Potential Final Four ticket information for students will be relayed as the Wildcats advance in the NCAA Tournament. If UK advandces to the Regionals, an online lottery would most likely occur the week BEFORE the Final Four, in advance of UK's regional games.
QUESTIONS REGARDING TICKETS?