Season ticket renewals and new purchases now available at bit.ly/UK18MWB
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky women’s basketball team will hit the hardwood in Lexington a total of 18 times during the 2018-19 season and Big Blue Nation has its chance to secure seats for every game as new season ticket purchases and renewals are available at UKathleticstix.com.
Fans may purchase new season tickets online now at bit.ly/UK18MWB or by calling the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287. Season tickets offer considerable savings over the cost of buying single-game tickets. Season ticket prices include admission to all 18 home games in Memorial Coliseum and Rupp Arena, including non-conference showdowns with Virginia and Middle Tennessee and in-state foes Morehead State and Murray State. In league play, UK will host Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.
New season ticket purchases are available in upper-level reserved chairbacks (sections AA-JJ), lower-level reserved bench seating (sections R-Z) or general admission bench seating (sections RR-ZZ) for $69 per ticket. Lower-level reserved chairbacks (sections A-J) are sold out again this season. Base season ticket prices will remain unchanged from the previous season, but the new 6 percent Kentucky sales tax has been added to all ticket prices.
Kentucky women’s basketball season ticket holders enjoy the following benefits:
- Savings over the cost of buying single-game tickets
- Priority seating for games held at Rupp Arena, based upon K Fund priority ranking
- Priority access to postseason tickets
- Five (5) K Fund priority points with purchase of two or more season tickets
- Complimentary ticket offers to select UK Athletics events
- Opportunity to renew and upgrade your seat location each season
Season ticket renewal invoices are available online at UKathletics.com/Renew. Each season, season ticket holders are able to request a seat upgrade upon renewing their season tickets. Seat upgrades are filled in K Fund priority rank order, based upon availability. To request an upgrade, fill out the upgrade request section through your online renewal invoice or write the request on the hard-copy season ticket invoice, which will be mailed in early August. Upgrade requests will be reviewed after the season ticket renewal deadline.
Earlier this week, UK Athletics announced that a new, state-of-the-art video board will be installed at the south end of Memorial Coliseum. The new video board will be located above the front doors at the Avenue of Champions entrance. A full-feature ribbon board will be installed at the north end of Memorial Coliseum, just below the balcony, and the existing north end video board will be removed. These upgrades are the first steps in plans to enhance the fan experience in Memorial Coliseum.
With the unique design of the Coliseum, there will be some seats that will have no view or limited view of the new video board. Season ticket holders who would like to request to move seats should submit upgrade requests online as part of their season ticket renewal, or include a upgrade request with the paper renewal form. An effort to accommodate as many ticket holders as possible will be made.
In addition to season tickets, all-session books to the 2019 SEC women’s basketball tournament are now on sale within Kentucky’s allotment at $120 each. This year’s event will take place at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC from March 6 – 10. Seat locations will be assigned in K Fund priority rank order in January 2019.
The Victory Club, the official booster program of Kentucky women’s basketball, is also currently accepting new members. Victory Club members support the women’s basketball program through game attendance, community visibility and financial contributions. Visit UKathletics.com/VictoryClub to learn more about the program.
UK Athletics is excited to adopt “Digital Delivery” for all Kentucky women’s basketball general admission season tickets, beginning with the 2018-19 season. Instead of receiving printed tickets, general admission season ticket holders will be able to access their tickets electronically through the My UK Account or the UK Athletics app. Fans with reserved season tickets will still have the option to receive printed ticket books or have tickets placed at will call, in addition to the new digital delivery option. For more information about digital delivery, visit UKathletics.com/DigitalDelivery. Fans who prefer printed tickets can log in to their My UK Account from a non-mobile device to access printable PDF tickets.
Kentucky will begin its 45th season of varsity women’s basketball and its 12th under Matthew Mitchell this winter. The Joe Craft Center hallways are full of excitement this summer as the Wildcats will return 10 of the 13 players that saw time last season along with forward Ogechi Anyagaligbo, who missed the 2017-18 season due to injury. In all, the Wildcats bring back 80 percent of their made field goals from last season, 75 percent of their made 3s, 74 percent of their rebounding, 80 percent of their assists and 81 percent of their scoring.
Each of the top four scorers will be back for UK starting with guard Maci Morris, who paced the Wildcats with 17.3 points per game and finished second in the nation in 3-point field-goal percentage at 47.5 percent. Fellow guard Taylor Murray also returns her 11.5 points per game and team best 136 assists and 67 steals. Rising sophomores Dorie Harrison and Tatyana Wyatt were the team’s third and fourth best scorers last season, respectively. Harrison averaged 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, while Wyatt averaged 6.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.
Kentucky will add one of the nation’s best recruiting classes to mix as well in guards Rhyne Howard and Blair Green. Howard and Green made up the 18th-best class in the nation according to All Star Girls Report. Both players were named McDonald’s All-America Game nominees and Naismith High School All-America Honorable Mention last season. Howard, who was recently tabbed one of 12 players to the Team USA U18 roster, was named Tennessee’s Miss Basketball and the Gatorade Player of the Year. Green was a finalists for Miss Kentucky Basketball and was tabbed first-team all-state this season.