Kentucky primed to top attendance record

Kentucky’s game with DePaul hasn’t even tipped off yet, but it’s already set to break the school record for largest crowd. UK spokesperson Susan Lax said 16,000 tickets have been sold for the Friday night game against DePaul at Rupp Arena.

The Cats’ single-game record,  14,508, was set last season when UK played Duke at Rupp. The game is a part of the UK December “dollar days” promotion, which means tickets are $1 if bought in advance via TicketMaster. Discounts are not available if bought on game day, Lax said.

Also, men’s coach John Calipari appears to be getting into the Christmas spirit early and will give away tickets through the UK ticket office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Here’s what Calipari posted earlier Wednesday on Twitter: “I talked @UKCoachMitchell into giving me some tickets for my Facebook friends and Twitter followers to the women’s game on Friday at Rupp. … Just tell them Coach Cal sent you.”


About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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