Campus News

Shuttle to Rupp Arena Is Ready for Basketball Season

LEXINGTON, KY.  (Nov. 10, 2009) - University of Kentucky Parking & Transportation Services and UK Athletics will provide transportation for students, employees, and their guests between campus and Rupp Arena for all regular season men’s home basketball games while school is in session. The Rupp Arena basketball shuttle will begin Friday, Nov. 13, as the season starts with a match up against Morehead State at 6:30 p.m.

“We are pleased to be able to offer the Rupp Arena basketball shuttle to the UK community,” said Don Thornton, director of Parking & Transportation Services. “Riding the shuttle helps eliminate the stress of dealing with expensive parking or traffic jams for Cats fans, along with providing a warmer and safer alternative to the long walk from campus to Rupp Arena.”

Game day shuttles will begin from the Euclid Avenue side of the Student Center and the Greg Page Laundry one hour and 10 minutes prior to the scheduled game time. Shuttles will then proceed to the Kirwan-Blanding Complex sidewalk, at the intersection of University and Huguelet Drives, one hour before tip-off. The shuttles will leave for Rupp Arena when full or no later than 45 minutes before the game.  

Employees and students can park at Greg Page Apartments after 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or anytime Saturday and Sunday.

Return trip shuttles will meet patrons at the Vine Street exit from Rupp Arena and return them to campus following the game. The round-trip cost for all patrons is $3 per person, per game. Exact change is preferred.

Rupp Arena Shuttles will operate for the following games:

Nov. 13    Morehead St.                                     

Nov. 16    Miami (OH)                 

Nov. 19    Sam Houston St.          

Nov. 21    Rider                             

Dec. 5      North Carolina                

Jan. 9      Georgia                                               

Jan. 23    Arkansas

Jan. 30    Vanderbilt 

Feb. 2      Mississippi

Feb. 9      Alabama

Feb. 13    Tennessee

Feb. 25    South Carolina

Mar. 7      Florida

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