LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky students will have to pay more for their basketball tickets for the first time since the 1990s, according to an official release Monday.
Student ticket prices have been frozen at $5 per game, but that price will double to $10 per game this season.
Per-game prices for all seats, not just the student section, have increased by $5. It’s the first ticket price increase for Kentucky basketball games in two years.
“We are excited for another memorable season with the Big Blue Nation in Rupp Arena and thank our fans for their incredible support,” DeWayne Peevy, deputy athletics director, 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.”
Kentucky opens regular-season play November 10 at Rupp Arena against Utah Valley. Virginia Tech, Louisville and Harvard are among the non-conference games at Rupp.