Public can purchase single-game tickets starting Thursday
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Single-game ticket availability for Kentucky men’s basketball games will be offered this season through two public on-sale dates, the first of which will be Thursday.
The first public on-sale date for single-game tickets will occur Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. and will include Kentucky’s first 10 home games. On Thursday evening, tickets will be available exclusively online at Ticketmaster.com or through the Ticketmaster app. The second on-sale date, slated for Nov. 14 at 5 p.m., will consist of all Southeastern Conference games as well as the Louisville game.
A limited number of premium floor and courtside single-game ticket options are available through the K Fund. For more information, contact the K Fund at (859) 257-6300.
In addition to this season’s two on-sale dates, the UK Athletics Ticket Office, in conjunction with its partnership with Ticketmaster, will also enable its online resale marketplace for all 20 men’s basketball home games, prior to the season tipping off.
Ticketmaster’s resale marketplace is completely integrated with UK Athletics’ ticketing system and uses barcode verification technology to ensure the authenticity of all tickets. As the official fan-to-fan marketplace of Big Blue Nation, Ticketmaster provides fans with reliable and convenient access to purchase tickets for games and sections that otherwise may be sold out as well as post verified tickets for sale. Please note that tickets posted on Kentucky’s resale marketplace may exceed face value.
All tickets purchased directly through Kentucky’s official ticket outlets — the UK Ticket Office, Ticketmaster, ReplyBuy, FEVO, the visiting team ticket office and the Rupp Arena box office — are guaranteed to be valid. UK Athletics cautions against purchasing tickets through other outlets that may be unable to provide this assurance. UK Athletics strives to provide fans with a ticketing experience that is convenient, safe and secure. In accordance with this, print-at-home paper tickets (PDFs) are being discontinued and will no longer be accepted at any UK Athletics venue, including Rupp Arena, so as to further combat fraud and counterfeiting commonly associated with PDF tickets. Printed season ticket books and single-game tickets provided by the UK Ticket Office as well as mobile ticket options will still be available for fans. For more information about this change, please contact the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 4).
Group tickets are a great way to provide entertainment for clients and businesses, team-building activities, employee appreciation outings, birthdays, youth teams, school groups and civic organizations. To learn more about purchasing group tickets, email [email protected] or contact the UK Sales Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 1). Complete information and benefits can be found at UKathletics.com/groups.
Fans interested in acquiring new tickets may still enter the men’s basketball season ticket lottery online. For more information on K Fund seating availability, please call 859-257-6300. Complete season ticket information, including pricing, can be found online at UKathletics.com/tickets.
Tickets for the Blue-White Game at Rupp Arena on Oct. 18 are still available, starting at $5 each.
The Cats will tip off the 2019-20 season Oct. 11 with Big Blue Madness in Rupp Arena.
Kentucky is coming off a 30-7 season that culminated in a trip to the Elite Eight, the Wildcats’ seventh under head coach John Calipari. Those seven appearances lead the country over the last 10 seasons.
The Wildcats are again expected to be among the teams challenging for a national title. The Wildcats welcome back a solid core of returners led by sophomore guards Ashton Hagans (7.7 points per game and 160 total assists in 2018-19) and Immanuel Quickley (30 3-pointers), junior forward Nick Richards (74 career games), and sophomore forward EJ Montgomery (3.8 points, 4.1 rebounds in 2018-19).
To replace the losses of first-round NBA Draft picks PJ Washington, Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson, plus Reid Travis, who signed a professional contract in the German Basketball Bundesliga, Calipari has brought in another top-ranked recruiting class that features six freshmen – five of them considered consensus four- or five-star prospects – plus graduate transfer Nate Sestina.
The full 2019-20 schedule was released earlier this month with most of the tip times and TV designations. The schedule is available to view at UKathletics.com.