Big Blue Madness camp-out dates set

Fans set up their tents before the Big Blue Madness camp out at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Photo by Tessa Lighty

Kernel Sports Staff

As the new school year at UK gets closer, so do the big events that take place on campus, such as the Big Blue Madness camp-out.

UK Athletics announced that the popular camp-out will start on Sept. 27 at 5 a.m., with Big Blue Madness tickets being disbursed on Sept. 29 at 10 p.m.

Tickets will once again be free this year and will be given out at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows. A limited number of control cards will be given to the campers that Friday at 2 p.m. All fans must be present to get their control cards, and only one control per person will be accepted at the ticket windows.

Space will also be limited this year due to construction surrounding the campus. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets on

This year’s Big Blue Madness will take place on Oct. 13 at Rupp Arena. It will be the introduction to the new season of Kentucky basketball, where fans will watch both the men’s and women’s teams practice.

Big Blue Madness will start at 7 p.m.