Downtown traffic advisory issued for Big Blue Madness Friday

Congestion downtown expected leading up to 7 p.m. event

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –  Approximately 20,000 UK Basketball fans are expected to attend UK Basketball’s Big Blue Madness event, at Rupp Arena on Friday, October 15 at 7 p.m..  Lexington motorists driving in and around downtown Lexington on Friday evening should allow for additional travel time as traffic may be congested between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

Patrons attending this event can use the W. High St. entrance or the new additional W. Main St. Central Bank Center entrance.  The W. Main St. entrance will feature the Blue Carpet UK players and VIP entrance.  This will also be the shorter, quicker way to enter the arena.

The High Street Parking lots will be open and prevailing parking rates will apply.

A new Rideshare (Taxi/Uber/Lyft) designated pick up/drop off site is available on the North-West side of the arena.

Reminder for event attendees that the Central Bank Center/Rupp Arena Bag Policy will be in effect.  Bags may not be larger than 12” x 6” x 12” and must be clear.  Non-clear small bags or clutch purses 9” x 5” or smaller are allowed. One gallon size clear plastic bags are also allowed.  Please check the Rupp Arena website: for guidelines.

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