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WBB Ranks Top 20 in Attendance For 10th Straight Year

Posted: 3:26 PM, Jul 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-29 15:26:35-04
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) — Big Blue Nation has shown its support once again as the University of Kentucky women’s basketball program ranked 18th nationally in average attendance during the 2018-19 season with 4,767 fans per game. This marks the 10th straight year the Wildcats have finished in the top 20 in NCAA national average attendance.

Throughout 18 home games – two played inside historic Rupp Arena – Kentucky accumulated a total season attendance of 85,807, an increase over last year’s previous home attendance of 82,984.

Kentucky has averaged 4,500 or more fans every year since 2009-10. The Wildcats have continuously pushed the school’s attendance numbers to new altitudes. Kentucky was a part of two of the top-15 most attended games in the nation during the 2018-19 season.

The Wildcats attracted large crowds not only in Lexington, but all across the country. A total of 154,112 fans attended Kentucky games, ranking the team 15th nationally.

The Southeastern Conference once again led the nation in attendance with an average of 4,277 fans per game and a total attendance of 1,009,427. The Big Ten remained second in the rankings with a total attendance of 957,325.

Fans may purchase 2019-20 season tickets online now at UKathletics.com/tickets [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com] or by calling the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 1). Season tickets offer considerable savings over the cost of buying single-game tickets. Season ticket prices include admission to all Kentucky women’s basketball home games in Memorial Coliseum and Rupp Arena. The Wildcats’ full schedule will be released soon but will feature its annual rivalry game with Louisville and Southeastern Conference home games vs. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

New season ticket purchases are available in upper-level reserved chairbacks (sections AA-JJ), lower-level reserved bench seating (sections R-Z) or general admission bench seating (sections RR-ZZ) for $69 per ticket. Lower-level reserved chairbacks (sections A-J) are sold out again this season.

Fans who renew or buy new season tickets by Aug. 9 will receive several fun incentives, including two complimentary tickets to the Kentucky football home opener vs. Toledo, free entry into the Go Big Blue 4 Miler presented by Kroger on Aug. 17 (one entry per season ticket) and will be entered into the season ticket surprise drawings which will include other prizes.

Kentucky women’s basketball season ticket holders enjoy the following benefits:

• Savings over the cost of buying single-game tickets

• Priority seating for games held at Rupp Arena, based upon K Fund priority ranking

• Priority access to postseason tickets

• Five (5) K Fund priority points with purchase of two or more season tickets

• Complimentary ticket offers to select UK Athletics events

• Opportunity to renew and upgrade your seat location each season, based on availability

Season ticket renewal invoices are also now available online at UKathletics.com/renew. S eason ticket holders are able to request a seat upgrade upon renewing their season tickets. Seat upgrades are filled in K Fund priority rank order, based upon availability. To request an upgrade, fill out the upgrade request section through your online renewal invoice or write the request on the hard-copy season ticket invoice, which will be mailed in late July. Upgrade requests will be reviewed after the season ticket renewal deadline.