UK Men's Basketball Tickets
2023-24 Ticket Information
Interested in new season tickets? A lottery system is in place to award new season tickets each year. Due to the extremely high renewal rate of men’s basketball season tickets, only a limited number of upper-level tickets are available each year through the lottery.
Season ticket renewals for 2023-24 will begin on July 21 through My UK Account. All season ticket holders will receive information by email when the renewal campaign begins. Paper invoices will be mailed in mid-August. The priority renewal deadline is Thursday, August 31.
All season ticket holders must be paid in full or enrolled in a payment plan by the priority renewal deadline of Thursday, August 31. No-interest payment plans are available when renewing through My UK Account. Payment plans allow you to split your season tickets, club membership and K Fund donation into four or five monthly installments, with the initial installment due upon sign-up (by August 31). Your credit/debit card will automatically be charged for the remaining payments on 9/29, 10/27, and 11/22. If you select the five-month plan, your fifth installment will be charged on 12/22/23. UK Athletics reserves the right to invalidate season tickets if payments are not in compliance with the established due dates.
Seat upgrades may be requested when renewing your seats online. All requests to move seats will be evaluated in late September, based on the K Fund priority system, and they are based on availability. Due to time constraints, the UK Ticket Office is unable to contact account holders individually during the upgrade process. The ticket office will automatically move your seats if there are seats available that meet your request. It is important to be specific with where you want to move and where you do not want to move, including the price levels you are interested in, when submitting your request. If your upgrade results in additional money due and you are on a payment plan, the additional money due will be added into your future payment plan installments. If you have paid in full, the difference will automatically be charged to your same credit card at the time your seats are upgraded. A limited number of seat upgrades from the upper level into the lower level corner/endcourt areas may be available for the 2023-24 season, as part of the upgrade process. Additionally, a limited number of lower level seats are currently available with a K Fund pledge commitment. For more information on K Fund seating availability in the lower level, please contact the K Fund Office at (859) 257-6300.
State Farm Champions Classic & CBS Sports Classic:
The 2023 State Farm Champions Classic will be held November 14 at the United Center in Chicago, featuring UK vs. Kansas and Michigan State vs. Duke. The 2023 CBS Sports Classic will be held December 16 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, featuring UK vs. North Carolina and UCLA vs. Ohio State.
Information about neutral site games is available on our Special Events page. Details about ticket availability were also emailed to season ticket holders on Aug. 21, and the deadline to request tickets for both events is Friday, September 15.
The 2024 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament will take place March 13-17 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Ticket booklets are $360 each for upper-level seating. Season ticket holders may order booklets online through My UK Account. Log-in to your account and click “Buy Tickets” at the top of the home screen. Season ticket holders who qualify for 100-level or 200-level tickets ($450-$550 each) will automatically be charged for the difference once seats are assigned in early 2024. Each school receives a limited number of tickets; therefore, there is a limit of 2 SEC Tournament ticket booklets per account. If we cannot fulfill your order, you will be notified after the deadline and refunded. All tickets will be mobile. SEC orders are due by Friday, October 13.
Mobile ticketing is used for all home athletic events. All tickets will be issued via mobile delivery, and fans will use the UK Athletics app to access and manage their tickets on a smartphone. Tickets can be viewed, scanned, sent to family & friends and posted for resale through My UK Account.
SafeTix™ is utilized as an additional feature on mobile tickets. To fight fraud, Ticketmaster launched SafeTix™, which uses an encrypted barcode that automatically refreshes every 15 seconds so the barcode cannot be stolen and used by another fan. Your mobile tickets will show a unique barcode with a blue line running across it, and they will convert to a tap-and-go ticket when stored in your phone’s digital wallet. The process for accessing mobile tickets has not changed; however, with SafeTix™, screenshots or recordings of tickets will no longer work for entry. This enhancement protects against digital tickets being copied and sold multiple times by fraudulent resellers. Fans may still transfer tickets through their accounts and the UK Athletics app.
All season tickets and single-game tickets purchased directly through the UK Ticket Office will correspond with a My UK Account. To log-in, visit UKathletics.com/MyUKAccount or tap the Tickets menu and “Manage My Tickets” button within the UK Athletics app. We will provide additional resources in October to assist fans with mobile ticketing, prior to the beginning of the season. Visit the Mobile Tickets page for more information and helpful tips!
Tickets will go on sale later in the fall (typically in mid-October and late November) exclusively online through Ticketmaster.com or through the Ticketmaster app. The on-sale date for the first nine home games is Tuesday, October 17 at 5:00 pm ET. The on-sale date for the last eleven home games is Thursday, December 7 at 5:00 pm ET, based on availability. Tickets are not guaranteed to be available for all home games.
The UK Ticket Office receives a very limited allotment of tickets to accommodate players and coaches guests; therefore, tickets are not available to the general public. To purchase tickets for away games, please contact the host institution.
Neutral Site Games & Special Events:
For more information about the State Farm Champions Classic, CBS Sports Classic, Big Blue Madness, Blue-White game, and other neutral site contests, visit our Special Events page.
Through the Kentucky Basketball Virtual Venue, fans can see a 360-degree view from seat locations, compare sight lines from various seat locations and see the benefits & amenities associated with each seat location.
2024 SEC Tournament:
The 2024 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament will take place March 13-17 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Ticket booklets are $360 each for upper-level seating.
Men’s basketball season ticket holders may order ticket booklets online through My UK Account. Season ticket holders who qualify for 100-level or 200-level tickets ($450-$550 each) will automatically be charged for the difference once seats are assigned in early 2024. Each SEC school receives a limited number of tickets; therefore, there is a limit of 2 SEC Tournament ticket booklets per account. If we cannot fill your order, you will be notified after the deadline and refunded. SEC orders are due by Friday, October 13.
2024 NCAA Tournament:
Kentucky receives a limited allotment of tickets from the NCAA. Those who are eligible to request NCAA tickets will be notified by email from the UK Ticket Office.
- First & Second Rounds: March 21-24 (multiple sites)
- Regional Rounds: March 28-31 (multiple sites)
- Final Four: April 6 & 8 (Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium)
Season parking passes are available with Rupp Arena club memberships. Please contact the K Fund at (859) 257-6300 to learn more about eligibility to purchase Rupp Arena club memberships for the 2023-24 season.
Those without parking permits can take advantage of numerous convenient parking spaces located within a 10-minute walk of Rupp Arena. Visit UKathletics.com/GameDay for information about single-game parking options and ride-share information. You may also visit the Rupp Arena Parking Operations page for more information on downtown parking.
Main Office (Joe Craft Center)
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
Men's Basketball Game Day Box Office Location
Lexington Center Box Office attached to Rupp Arena, adjacent to the High Street entrance
Men's Basketball Game Day Box Office Hours
1.5 hours before tip-off – halftime