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The True Blue Campout Begins

Posted: Sep 19, 2012 5:12 AM
Updated: Sep 19, 2012 7:44 AM

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It got chilly overnight, but that didn't seem to dampen the enthusiasm of True Blue fans already camped out for Big Blue Madness tickets.

Dozens of Cat fans set up camp across the street from Memorial Coliseum Tuesday, waiting for the official word to cross Avenue of Champions, and set up the "official" camp for the three-day wait for tickets to next month's kickoff to basketball season. UK officials will distribute the free tickets on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m.

Many True Blue campers came prepared for the cool temps.

"I've got lots of layers. Keep adding. As long as we're dry, we're good," one fan said.

True Blue faithful will be able to stake out their place in line beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

There will be a limit of four tickets per person. Fans can also get tickets Saturday online at and, but a small transaction fee may apply.

Topics: Big Blue Madness, UK