Tickets for the Kentucky men’s basketball team’s Blue-White Game go on sale Thursday at 5 p.m. online exclusively through Ticketmaster.com and the Ticketmaster app.
Ticket prices for the annual intrasquad scrimmage will range from $5 to $25. All seating is reserved and all patrons require a ticket regardless of age.
The annual intrasquad exhibition is scheduled for Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. inside Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. The game will be televised by SEC Network.
A limited number of tickets will be distributed to UK students through a lottery system, and information is currently posted online at UKStudentTix.com. The student lottery for Blue-White tickets closes on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.
Ticket information for regular-season home games will be announced soon. Fans interested in acquiring new season tickets are encouraged to enter the men’s basketball season ticket lottery online or contact the UK Sales Office directly at (800) 928-2287 option 1. For more information on lower-level seating that is currently available with a K Fund pledge commitment, please reach out to the UK Athletics K Fund staff at (859) 257-6300.
The Wildcats will tip off the 2021-22 season Oct. 15 with Big Blue Madness Presented by Papa John’s in Rupp Arena. Tickets for the annual season-opening celebration for the men’s and women’s basketball teams went on sale on Friday of last week and sold out in less than an hour. For fans who were unable to claim tickets to Big Blue Madness, SEC Network will televise the two-hour event live.
While continuing to monitor the latest health and safety guidelines from local and national authorities, UK Athletics plans to operate venues at full capacity this season.
Regardless of vaccination status, all guests, staff and vendors will be required to wear a mask while visiting Rupp Arena this season. Fans will not be required to show proof of vaccination to enter Rupp Arena, but face coverings – covering the nose and mouth – are required for all fans as they watch the game from their assigned seat and enter, exit and move around Rupp Arena. Children 2 and younger will not be required to wear a mask. If spectators are unable to wear masks, they are encouraged not to attend games in person for the sake of their health and the health of others.
For fans attending 2021-22 Kentucky basketball events at Rupp Arena this season, all items are subject to search due to security reasons and the Southeastern Conference clear bag policy is in place. Backpacks and large bags are prohibited. Guests may enter Rupp Arena with one clear bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” plus a small clutch that does not exceed 4.5” x 6.5”. A clear bag shall be clear from top-to-bottom and a 2’ trim/border is generally acceptable. To expedite entry into Rupp Arena, fans are encouraged not to a bring bag to sporting events at Rupp Arena.
The Wildcats will enter the 2022-22 season as a Final Four contender with one of the nation’s most experienced teams in the country. UK’s roster currently features a sixth-year graduate, a fifth-year graduate, two redshirt juniors, five juniors, a redshirt sophomore, two sophomores, and three highly touted four- and five-star freshmen.
John Calipari’s squad will return 42.1% of its minutes, 41.9% of its scoring, 39.0% of the rebounds, 42.4% of the assists and 60.6% of the 3-pointers from a season ago. For comparison, the only two Calipari-coached Kentucky teams that returned more minutes and more points (in terms of percentages) than the 2021-22 team is slated to return were the 2011-12 national championship squad and the 2014-15 Final Four team that started the season 38-0.
Adding the Wildcats’ four transfers to the equation, Kentucky’s current 2021-22 roster includes 13,385 minutes, 5,203 points, 1,917 rebounds, 1,132 assists and 543 total 3-pointers in college basketball production.