On the second day of the Big Blue Madness campout, camping space has reached capacity. As a result, no new campers will be able to set up and no control cards for free tickets to the annual event will be issued to those not already camped out. Fans are encouraged to use Ticketmaster.com to acquire tickets to the first open practice opportunity for UK’s 2017-18 men’s and women’s basketball teams,

The annual campout officially began at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. After the arrival of new campers on Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning, the tent count moved to approximately 295 and capacity was reached. Space for this year’s campout is limited by construction to the University of Kentucky campus immediately surrounding Memorial Coliseum.

Tickets are free again this year for the annual spectacle in Rupp Arena, which will feature introductions of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams, practice drills, videos, and more.

Tickets for the 2017 edition of Big Blue Madness will be available at 10 p.m. both at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Avenue of Champions for fans with control cards and online at Ticketmaster.com. All patrons require a ticket to Big Blue Madness, regardless of age. There will be a limit of two tickets per person at Memorial Coliseum. Online orders will have a minimal service fee attached, and there will be a limit of two tickets per household. All duplicate orders will automatically be canceled.

UK Athletics cannot guarantee fans will receive tickets by lining up or going online.

A limited number of control cards will be issued to those already camped out on Friday at 2 p.m. Fans will receive a maximum of two tickets per control card Friday night. Fans with control cards are encouraged to start lining up for Friday night’s ticket distribution by 8:30 p.m. All fans must be present to obtain their control cards and only one control card per person will be accepted at distribution.

Big Blue Madness is Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. It will also air live on the SEC Network.

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For more information contact:
Eric Lindsey