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How To Purchase: Verified Resale Tickets

Once again this season, the UK Athletics Ticket Office, in conjunction with its partnership with Ticketmaster, will enable its resale marketplace for all home men’s basketball home games prior to the season tipping off. New this season, fans will be able to purchase officially verified resale tickets at Ticketmaster.com, prior to Kentucky’s public on-sale dates. TicketExchange by Ticketmaster is the only official resale market of UK Athletics. Season ticket holders may use the marketplace to post tickets on a game-by-game basis for which they cannot attend. Please note that tickets posted on Kentucky’s fan-to-fan marketplace may exceed face value.


How To Purchase: Public On-Sale Dates

In addition to this season’s resale option, single-game availability will continue to be offered through a series of public on-sale dates. Kentucky’s public on-sale dates consist of tickets that remain after the student distribution. It is possible that only a limited number of tickets will be available if the students purchase a majority of their allotment, as all other seats in Rupp Arena are sold as season ticket packages.

If tickets remain after the student distribution, they will first go on-sale to the general public online, exclusively through Ticketmaster.com, on the following dates. If tickets still remain following the 5 PM ET online sale, they will continue to be sold the following morning through Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, by calling the Rupp Arena Box Office at (859) 233-3535 or in-person at the Joe Craft Center ticket office.


Premium Seating

A limited number of premium single-game ticket options are available through the K Fund. For pricing and availability, contact the K Fund at (859) 257-6300.

Sept 29 (Fri), 10 PM ET    Big Blue Madness Oct 13 (Fri) Free * Free * SOLD OUT
Sept 25 (Mon), 5 PM ET    Blue-White Game Oct 20 (Fri) $10 $5 Purchase
Oct 3 (Tue), 5 PM ET    Thomas More College (Exhibition) Oct 27 (Fri) $50 $32 Purchase
Oct 20 (Fri), 10 AM ET    Morehead State (Exhibition – Kentucky Cares Classic) Oct 30 (Mon) $30 – $100 ^^ $10 – $20 ^^ Purchase
Oct 3 (Tue), 5 PM ET    Centre College (Exhibition) Nov 3 (Fri) $50 $32 Purchase
Oct 3 (Tue), 5 PM ET    Utah Valley Nov 10 (Fri) $60 $47 Purchase
Oct 3 (Tue), 5 PM ET    Vermont Nov 12 (Sun) $60 $47 Purchase
Oct 10 (Tues), 5 PM ET    ETSU Nov 17 (Fri) $60 $47 Purchase
Oct 10 (Tues), 5 PM ET    Troy Nov 20 (Mon) $50 $32 Purchase
Oct 10 (Tues), 5 PM ET    Fort Wayne Nov 22 (Wed) $50 $32 Purchase
Oct 10 (Tues), 5 PM ET    Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Nov 26 (Sun) $50 $32 Purchase
Oct 10 (Tues), 5 PM ET    Harvard Dec 2 (Sun) $70 $57 LIMITED
Nov 1 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Virginia Tech Dec 16 (Sat) $90 $77 Purchase
Nov 1 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Louisville Dec 29 (Fri) $135 $122 SOLD OUT (RESALE)
Nov 1 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Georgia Dec 31 (Sun) $90 $77 Purchase
Nov 1 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Texas A&M Jan 9 (Tue) $68 $55 Purchase
Nov 15 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Florida Jan 20 (Sat) $90 $77 SOLD OUT (RESALE)
Nov 15 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Mississippi State Jan 23 (Tue) $68 $55 Purchase
Nov 15 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Vanderbilt Jan 30 (Tue) $68 $55 Purchase
Nov 15 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Tennessee Feb 6 (Tue) $68 $55 Purchase
Jan 24 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Alabama Feb 17 (Sat) $90 $77 Purchase
Jan 24 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Missouri Feb 24 (Sat) $90 $77 Purchase
Jan 24 (Wed), 5 PM ET    Ole Miss Feb 28 (Wed) $68 $55 Purchase

* Minimal service fees apply. Due to limited capacity and high demand, there is a limit of two (2) tickets per household. Duplicate orders will be automatically canceled.
^^ All proceeds to benefit disaster relief efforts. Ticketmaster and the Rupp Arena Box Office will handle all ticket sales for this event. Tickets will not be available through the UK Ticket Office.

UK Faculty & Staff

UK Athletics is pleased to offer full-time UK faculty and staff the opportunity to purchase tickets to Kentucky men’s basketball home games prior to the tickets being released for sale to the general public. Ticket prices are listed in the table above.

Following each men’s basketball student ticket distribution, full-time UK faculty and staff will have the opportunity to purchase unclaimed student tickets, based on availability. If available, tickets will be available for purchase from Noon until 4:00 PM ET with a valid UK employee ID at the Joe Craft Center ticket office on the dates listed below. No phone orders will be accepted and purchase limits may apply.

  • Tuesday, October 3 (Noon) – Thomas More, Centre, Utah Valley & Vermont
  • Tuesday, October 10 (Noon) – ETSU, Troy, Fort Wayne, Illinois-Chicago (UIC) & Harvard
  • Wednesday, November 1 (Noon) – Virginia Tech, Louisville, Georgia & Texas A&M
  • Wednesday, November 15 (Noon) – Florida, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt & Tennessee
  • Wednesday, January 24 (Noon) – Alabama, Missouri & Ole Miss


How To Purchase

The UK Ticket Office receives a very limited allotment of tickets to each away game that is used to accommodate players’ and coaches families and guests, therefore, tickets are not available to the public through Kentucky for away-games. To purchase tickets to one of Kentucky’s men’s basketball road games, please contact the host institution for ticket information and availability. A directory of SEC ticket offices can be found here.


Neutral Site Games

UK Athletics is excited to offer a variety of neutral site special events this season for Kentucky men’s basketball fans. For more information about ticket pricing and availability for each of these events, visit the men’s basketball special events page.


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