Madness campout begins Wednesday

Fans can camp out for Big Blue Madness tickets starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday outside Memorial Coliseum.

Control cards will be issued to those camped out on Friday at 2 p.m., and tickets will be available on Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows and online at and

Tickets are free, with a limit of two tickets per person at Memorial Coliseum.  Online orders will have a service fee attached, with a limit of two tickets per household.

The Athletics Department will provide portable restroom

facilities, but safety concerns will prohibit the use of permanent, wooden-type structures, and propane tanks or other open flames used in cooking. Alcoholic beverages or tobacco products are not permitted.


Additional logistics information:

Fans camping out may utilize the metered parking spaces and pull-off area adjacent to the Ticket Office while they are loading and unloading their vehicles.

After unloading, campers must relocate their vehicles to the E/K overflow parking lot, located across from Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Drive. Parking in the E/K overflow parking lot will be free. Bus service will be available to transport fans back to Memorial Coliseum.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, the gates of Parking Structure No. 5 next to Kennedy’s Bookstore will be open and the structure will be available for free parking. The structure will remain open overnight. However, no camping or sleeping in vehicles is permitted. Cars must be removed by 4 p.m. on Saturday.