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Big Blue Madness 2019 to Impact Parking in College View Lot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2019) — University of Kentucky fans hoping to obtain tickets for the  Big Blue Madness 2019 event at Rupp Arena will begin moving into the College View Lot at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. The College View Lot is located between Wildcat Coal Lodge and Rose Street with an entrance off College View Avenue. 

As a result, the College View Lot, which serves employee intermediate permit holders, will be unavailable for entry beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. All vehicles must be removed from the lot by 6 p.m. that day and any that remain will be relocated to the Memorial Coliseum Lot beginning at 7 p.m.

Parking in the College View Lot will be unavailable through midnight Friday, Sept. 27. The College View Lot (Wildcat Coal Lodge) R17 permit area will not be impacted. 

Tickets for Big Blue Madness go on sale at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows. Fans are expected to begin arriving days earlier, with Big Blue Madness campers moving in beginning at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Wildcat Plaza will be used as a drop-off and unload area for campers, limited to a maximum of five minutes. Campers are asked to seek off-campus parking in one of LexPark’s downtown public parking areas.

Big Blue Madness is the first open practice opportunity for UK’s 2019-20 men’s and women’s basketball teams and will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in Rupp Arena. For more information about Big Blue Madness, visit the UK Athletics website.

Impacted employee intermediate permit holders may choose to park in another intermediate employee parking area. Here are a few choices close-by: 

  • Memorial Coliseum Lot: located north of the Memorial Coliseum with an entrance on Rose Street and another entrance on Lexington Avenue.
  • Schmidt Lot: located adjacent to the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center, with an entrance on Rose Lane.
  • Career Center Lot and King Alumni North and South lots: with entrances on Linden Walk and Euclid Avenue.
  • Linden Walk Lot: located east of the James W. Stuckert Career Center building with an entrance on Linden Walk.

Employees who park in other north campus lots should anticipate possible increases in demand for parking in their preferred area, familiarize themselves with alternative parking options and plan their commute accordingly. 

For more information on parking options and transportation alternatives, visit and follow UK Transportation Services on Twitter @UKParking.