Houston, we don’t have a problem: Inexpensive tickets allow students to go to games

By Amelia Orwick

In the midst of the excitement following UK’s win over North Carolina, a sign was spotted by students reading, “Houston, you have a problem. The Wildcats are coming to town!!”

Like the sign’s creator said, many UK students have decided to take the trip to Houston since tickets became available through the student lottery for only $25 for the entire session.

“If you have tickets on the floor, it can cost over $20,000. This was a steal,” said Lauren Younger, a communication disorders freshman.

Younger is traveling the 16 hours to Houston by car along with four other friends. She said they are excited to experience something new, as none of them have ever been to Texas.

Although the cost of the ticket is low, several aspects still had to be taken into account, like where to stay.

For Zoe Burzynski, a freshman marketing major, her dad helped her find a good deal.

She said they are staying only about 12 miles from Reliant Stadium.

Although it was tempting to stay with friends, freshman Cassie Armstrong said that she could not pass the trip up.

“This is a once in a life time opportunity,” Armstrong said. “Plus my birthday is on the championship, so it will be so exciting.”

UK fans are already starting to buy tickets.

“We’re the closest team to Texas,” T.J. Gilkey, a business management freshman, said. “All of the other teams are closer to the East Coast and Butler is in Indianapolis, so I think we’ll see all blue.”

Though Younger, Burzynski and Armstrong are traveling to the game, many students will remain in Lexington to watch the game.