Per-game prices increase by $5 per game; K Fund donations unchanged
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Season tickets renewals for 2017-18 Kentucky men’s basketball are available to 2016-17 season ticket holders beginning Monday. Per-game prices for all seating locations have increased by $5 per ticket compared with last year’s prices, while annual K Fund donations remain unchanged.
“We are excited for another memorable season with the Big Blue Nation in Rupp Arena and thank our fans for their incredible support,” Deputy Athletics Director DeWayne Peevy said. “Kentucky men’s basketball is one of the truly unique traditions in sports. While the demand for season tickets continues to outpace our inventory, we are committed to keeping prices in line with our peers in college basketball.”
This marks the first ticket-price increase in two seasons.
Season ticket holders will receive an email with instructions on how to renew tickets for the upcoming season. Renewals may be made online at UKathletics.com/renew. Paper invoices will be mailed in early August. The renewal deadline is Friday, Sept. 1.
Four-month and five-month payment plans are available to fans who renew online, allowing for more flexibility to spread out payments. Additionally, exclusive benefits are available to fans who complete the renewal process early. Season ticket holders who renew by Aug. 4 will receive two complimentary tickets to a select 2017 Kentucky football home game and five bonus K Fund points. Those who renew by Aug. 18 will receive five bonus K Fund points.
Season ticket holders may also order tickets for the 2017 State Farm Champions Classic (Nov. 14), the 2017 CBS Sports Classic (Dec. 23), and the 2018 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament (March 7-11). The priority deadline to order Champions Classic and CBS Sports Classic tickets is Sept. 1, while the priority deadline to order SEC Tournament tickets is Oct. 11.
Fans interested in purchasing new season tickets may register for the annual men’s basketball ticket lottery. After renewals are complete, a limited number of 200-level seats are available through the lottery system each year. Complete details can be found at UKathletics.com/tickets. K Fund seating in the lower level requires a capital pledge commitment. For more information on K Fund seating availability, please call 859-257-6300.
Additionally, student tickets will also increase by $5 per game, reflecting a new $10 price point. This is the first change to student ticket prices since the 1990s. Student distribution dates, along with public on-sale dates and prices for single game tickets, will be announced in the fall.
The Wildcats have won the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships in three straight seasons and John Calipari has signed yet another top-ranked recruiting class. This year’s home schedule features two exhibitions and 18 regular-season games, including games against Virginia Tech and Louisville and nine conference games.