As lines for Big Blue Madness ticket distribution are expected later this week, University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services reminds fans and the campus community of the parking options available to Big Blue Madness ticket seekers.
Fans camping out for the Big Blue Madness ticket distribution may use the Wildcat Plaza area located directly across Avenue of Champions from Memorial Coliseum for a maximum of five minutes to drop off campers or unload their vehicles; campers may also pay to use the metered spaces directly north of the Joe Craft Center for short-term unloading needs. Campus safety officials request that campers not block bike lanes and/or sidewalks with their vehicles at any time. Vehicles left unattended or creating a traffic hazard will be cited and/or towed. After unloading, campers must relocate their vehicles to the E/K overflow parking lot, located south of Alumni Drive across from Commonwealth Stadium, where free parking will be available.
Free bus service will be available to transport fans back to Memorial Coliseum. Lextran buses serve this parking lot from 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. From 6 p.m. to midnight, the CATS Yellow Night Route will be in service. From midnight to 5 a.m., the CATS Bus On-Demand Service may be utilized by calling 859-221-RIDE (7433).
Beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 4th, the gates of the Limestone Garage (also known as Parking Structure #5, located next to Kennedy’s Wildcat Den) will be open and the structure will be available for free parking. The garage will remain open overnight; however no camping or sleeping in vehicles is permitted. Cars must be removed by 4 p.m. Saturday, October 5th.