Big Blue Madness Ticket Distribution to Impact North Campus Parking Sept. 27-30


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2016) — As ticket distribution for the 2016 Big Blue Madness event approaches, University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) would like to advise the campus community of the parking impact to the Memorial Coliseum areas associated with the Madness campout. Ticket distribution will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, while the line will begin forming at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.

From 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 through midnight Friday, Sept. 30, the following campus parking areas will be impacted by the campout and unavailable for parking:

  • The southeast portion of the Coliseum Lot, located behind the Joe Craft Center. Approximately 130 spaces will be blocked in this portion of the lot.
  • The College View Lot, adjacent to Wildcat Coal Lodge, which includes 46 spaces.

Additionally, 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.

Employees with valid E permits who typically park in these areas have several alternative parking options. PTS recently expanded the High Street Lot located at the corner of High Street and South Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, which resulted in 75 additional employee spaces.  This lot is located a short walk from UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital and north campus. 

Additionally, the university will provide remote park-and-ride service for impacted employees from a portion of the Lexington Center High Street parking lot located off West Maxwell just south of Rupp Arena, as illustrated on the attached map.

PTS will operate two buses from this lot continuously from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29, and continuously from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, with buses serving the lot approximately every 10 minutes. Campus bus stops will be provided at UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital on East Maxwell and between Blazer and Jewell Hall on Lexington Avenue, across from the Memorial Coliseum ticket office. These remote lot shuttles may be tracked in real-time on or through the TransLoc Rider bus tracking app. From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., shuttle service will be available on-demand. Employees requiring after-hours access may request a ride by calling 859-221-RIDE (7433).

Finally, impacted employees may opt to park in other E lots in the north campus area, which include the King Alumni Lot, the Linden Walk Lot, the Reynolds Lot (E/C7) or the Scott Street or Taylor-Dickey Lots (E/C7), or the South Limestone Garage. Please visit to view all campus parking options.

Individuals seeking information regarding Big Blue Madness ticket distribution and the associated campout may get details here.

MEDIA CONTACT: Blair Hoover, 859-257-6398,