Cats try to top attendance records Friday

As of late Thursday, Kentucky reported it had distributed 17,158 tickets to Friday night’s game versus DePaul at Rupp Arena.

It would take just 1,406 more tickets sold (or given away) for the Cats to best last season’s single-game attendance record of 18,563 set in Knoxville last season for the Vols’ game with Florida.

Tickets can be purchased at TicketMaster for $1 for each of Kentucky’s home games in December. Tickets purchased at the game will be regular price.

The 17,158 tickets already out will set a new attendance record for the UK women, besting the 14,508 versus Duke last season at Rupp Arena.

“It is going to be a record-setting night for us attendance wise, so that is exciting for our players,” Coach Matthew Mitchell said. “We want to encourage anyone who doesn’t have a ticket to get out there and we would love to make this the most well-attended women’s basketball game in the country this year. We have a chance to do that.”

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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