2018 Big Blue Madness tickets sold out

Tickets to UK’s first open public practice were snatched up in less than 40 minutes

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – A little rain wasn’t going to stop Big Blue Nation from attending one of its most sacred events.

Even with rain for much of the first two days, Kentucky fans packed the Memorial Coliseum/Joe Craft Center grounds for the Big Blue Madness campout this week and – with the help of online sales – snatched up all of the tickets for Big Blue Madness in less than 40 minutes of availability Friday night.

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Fans were able to pick up tickets Friday night at UK’s Memorial Coliseum ticket office and claim them online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets were available to the public starting at 10 p.m.

More than a thousand fans – and 322 tents to be exact – camped out on the Memorial Coliseum/Joe Craft Center grounds over the last three days to get in line for tickets. Others obtained their tickets online.

UK Athletics strongly encourages fans to neither buy nor sell their Big Blue Madness tickets. Additionally, ticket holders should be aware of the potential risks of posting pictures of their tickets, specifically the barcode, on the internet in any way. For more information about ticket security, visit UKathletics.com/TicketSecurity. All patrons require a ticket to Big Blue Madness, regardless of age.



Big Blue Madness, which will feature introductions of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams, practice drills, videos, and more, is Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in Rupp Arena. It will be televised on the SEC Network.

This will be the 14th time Madness has been held in Rupp Arena.

For the latest on the Kentucky men’s basketball team, follow @KentuckyMBB on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and on the web at UKathletics.com.