Big Blue Madness Campout Begins Wednesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fans looking to secure tickets to Big Blue Madness in person at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Avenue of Champions may begin camping out at 5 a.m. on Wednesday.

No tents are permitted to be set up prior to 5 a.m. on Wednesday at either designated camping locations or the areas surrounding Memorial Coliseum. Any fans who set up tents prior to the designated move-in time will be instructed to take them down immediately and tents left unattended are subject to removal.

Additionally, sidewalks must be kept clear for pedestrians, and all chairs should be moved to the side of the sidewalk farthest from the road.

As a reminder, to support regular campus operations and to facilitate student pedestrian routes to and from class – which have been affected due to surrounding campus construction – space will be limited to fans wishing to line up ahead of time for tickets. More information can be found at this link.

Fans are highly encouraged to use to obtain tickets, though UK Athletics cannot guarantee fans will receive tickets either by lining up or going online. Tickets will be available on Friday at 10 p.m.

Big Blue Madness, the first open practice opportunity for UK’s 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball teams, is Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. It will also air live on the SEC Network.


  1. Heading up right after work. They keep making the area smaller which creates more chaos in the morning trying to set up a tent. It’s getting tougher each year to get a good spot for your tent. But I will be there until I can’t out think the young guys. Out running them to a spot is no longer an option. LOL

  2. Wow. Half as many people as last year and the smoothest tent set up ever. Row 9 and 10 in front of Memorial were the best organized and nicest group I have ever done the land grab with. Thanks guys and girls for being so cool.

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