LEXINGTON, Ky. – Season ticket renewals for 2022-23 Kentucky men’s basketball are now available to all season ticket holders with early renewal incentives available through Aug. 12.
The 2022-23 home schedule will feature rivalry matchups with Kansas and Louisville, plus a Southeastern Conference slate with games against Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU and Tennessee as highlights.
Season ticket holders have received emails with instructions on how to renew tickets for the upcoming season. Renewals are now available online through each season ticket holder’s My UK Athletics Account. Invoices will also be mailed in mid-August. Fans needing assistance with their online account are encouraged to contact the UK Ticket Office at (859) 257-1818 (option 4) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Season ticket pricing and per seat K Fund donation levels will remain unchanged from the 2021-22 season, with the exception of seating behind the baskets and in select corner areas of the 200-level. In these areas, season ticket prices have been reduced by $50-$100 each, offering a new price point for a full slate of games. Fans can visit UKathletics.com/mbbtix for updated ticket information ahead of the 2022-23 season. The renewal deadline is Sept. 8.
No-interest four-month and five-month payment plans are available again this season, allowing for more flexibility to spread out payments. Additionally, exclusive benefits are available to fans who complete the renewal process early.
Those who renew by Aug. 12 are eligible for the following prizes: five bonus K Fund priority points, two complimentary tickets to a home football game – choose from Miami (Sept. 3), Youngstown State (Sept. 17) or Northern Illinois (Sept. 24). Twenty lucky winners will receive two Big Blue Madness tickets. Five lucky winners will receive seat upgrades for the home men’s basketball game against Louisville.
Season ticket holders may also order tickets for the London Showcase in London, England (Dec. 4), and the 2023 SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee (March 8-12). Tickets for the London Showcase should be purchased directly through The 02 Arena, while the priority deadline to order SEC Tournament tickets through the UK Ticket Office is Oct. 14. Season ticket holders will receive information about the 2022 Champions Classic in Indianapolis (Nov. 15) and the CBS Sports Classic in New York City (Dec. 17) as soon as it is available.
Fans interested in purchasing new season tickets for the upcoming year are encouraged to sign up now for the men’s basketball season ticket lottery. For information on lower-level seating that is currently available with a K Fund pledge commitment, please reach out to the UK Athletics K Fund staff at (859) 257-6300.
UK Athletics is excited to continue its transition to mobile ticketing for all home athletic events, as announced in the fall of 2020. Instead of receiving printed tickets, all tickets will now be issued via mobile delivery, and fans will use the UK Athletics app or My UK Athletics Account to access and manage their tickets on a smartphone. Mobile ticketing allows fans to easily text, email and add tickets directly to their smartphone’s digital wallet for safe and convenient access on game days. Going mobile reduces the risk of lost, stolen, counterfeit or forgotten tickets, provides quick and contactless entry into the venue, and gives all fans the ability to share tickets with family and friends at any time from your mobile device. Season ticket holders will receive more information once mobile ticketing is enabled in October. For helpful tips and frequently asked questions about mobile ticketing, visit UKathletics.com/MobileTickets. Season ticket holders without a smartphone may contact the UK Ticket Office to make alternate arrangements.
The Wildcats’ returning core is headlined by Oscar Tshiebwe, the reigning National Player of the Year, who led the country with 15.1 rebounds per game and also paced the Cats in scoring at 17.4 points per game. Kentucky will also welcome back Sahvir Wheeler, who led the conference and ranked third in the country with 6.9 assists per game. Forwards Daimion Collins, Jacob Toppin and Lance Ware all were instrumental in helping the Wildcats to a 26-8 season a year ago and a No. 2 national seed in the NCAA Tournament.
In all, UK returning is 44.3% of its scoring production, 58.4% of its rebounding, 50% of its steals, 51.2% of its assists and 72.3% of its blocks from a season ago.
Kentucky will also welcome in four dynamic newcomers, including top-10 signees Chris Livingston and Cason Wallace. Both players were Gatorade State Players of the Year and McDonald’s All Americans. Fast-rising prospect Adou Thiero inked with the Cats during the late signing period. UK also added one of the top transfers in Antonio Reeves, who ranked among the nation’s top 20 individual scorers a season ago at Illinois State averaging 20.1 points per game.
Kentucky will get an early start to its season with a foreign trip to The Bahamas in August for the third time under Calipari. Both previous times the Wildcats came away with positive results. UK first traveled to the island prior to the 2014-15 season which ignited a magical run that ended with an undefeated regular season, SEC regular-season and tournament titles, and a trip to the Final Four. Kentucky earned a 4-0 mark in The Bahamas in 2018, prior to going 30-7 and reaching the Elite Eight in 2019.
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