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How To Get Big Blue Madness Tickets Online

Can’t make it out to Memorial Coliseum?

You can always fight the crowd online.

Big Blue Madness tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com beginning at 7:00 am tomorrow morning. Tickets are free but online orders will incur a minimal service fee. There will be a limit of four tickets per household through Ticketmaster.

Good luck to ya. It’s going to be a war.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

115 Comments for How To Get Big Blue Madness Tickets Online



  1. tdogg40330
    5:32 pm September 21, 2012 Permalink

    I’m gonna give it a whirl, never had any luck before though online



  2. rawromgmoo
    5:46 pm September 21, 2012 Permalink

    As long as the campers are able to get more preferred seating. Kinda BS if they are out there like they are every day and night and get worse off seats than some dude sitting on his computer at home.



  3. tdogg40330
    6:18 pm September 21, 2012 Permalink

    2) I have to agree with ya



  4. lbgolfer25
    7:16 pm September 21, 2012 Permalink

    Are the tickets free if you arent a UK student?



  5. Drew Franklin
    8:51 pm September 21, 2012 Permalink

    Quick update…this just in…tickets won’t be available online until 7:30am tomorrow. Sorry for the confusion!



  6. Tig
    9:36 pm September 21, 2012 Permalink

    Ticketmaster still says 7am.



  7. UK_JB
    10:13 pm September 21, 2012 Permalink

    Jerry Tipson said 1pm…



  8. UK_JB
    10:13 pm September 21, 2012 Permalink

    Tipton… AUTO CORRECT!



  9. Somervillain
    10:31 pm September 21, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty sure #5 is evil. Not to be trusted.



  10. Got Lucky
    7:16 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I got lucky and got 4 tickets in sec 230 row m.



  11. Kristen
    7:19 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    It won’t work for me…help?!



  12. brad
    7:22 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    is tickets really going on sale at 7:30?



  13. dan
    7:23 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    not working for me either. Get “Your ticket request
    Sorry, no exact matches were found, but other tickets may still be available on Ticketmaster.com “



  14. Kandice
    7:34 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve been trying since 7 and haven’t got 1 hit from ticket master



  15. brad
    7:38 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    is ticketmaster messed up or something?



  16. uK_JBk
    7:38 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    nothing here… non-stop since 7am to be safe. FAIL.



  17. ticked
    7:40 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    how long can you still get tickets in lexington? because tickrtmsdter hasnt worked for me and ive been trying since 7



  18. brad
    7:40 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    because we have also tried ordering them since 7:00am so they not put them online because it was just one minute after it was trying to find the tickets, and they cant be sold out because last year it took them one hour to sell out….



  19. Leslie
    7:40 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I have been trying since 7:00 too! It has to be messed up



  20. brad
    7:41 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    what should we do?



  21. brad
    7:42 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    ?



  22. Joe
    7:44 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I think Ticketmaster is messed up. Ive talked to several people this morning and they’re all getting the same bogus results.



  23. brad
    7:44 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    so is ticketmaster selling the tickets at 1:00 pm?



  24. brad
    7:45 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    i was really wanting the tickets and LEX 18m dont say anything so?



  25. Dane
    7:48 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Someones getting through because people are selling etickets on ebay already.. A little peaved right now.



  26. brad
    7:50 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    i wonder if they will announce if ticketmaster is messed up….



  27. brad
    7:51 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    i might just go to ebay….



  28. Dane
    7:52 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    At $100+ I’m going to hold off for now on ebay. Im getting desperate though…



  29. Leslie
    7:57 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    This is crap I have tried like 50 times and I’m still getting the same message!



  30. brad
    7:58 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    man they are too much on ebay….



  31. brad
    8:02 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    i was really wanting to go



  32. brad
    8:03 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    they are on craigslist and ebay



  33. Dane
    8:03 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not giveng up yet. My daddy always told me… yeah I think its hopeless.



  34. brad
    8:05 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    well no big blue madness this year….



  35. TicketMasterSux
    8:06 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I had same experience @ ticketmaster.com.



  36. WhatUpWithTicketmaster
    8:10 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah same annoying message since 7:00 a.m. exactly. How they sell out in seconds or even a few minutes when it took 50 last year? I’d like to know how these ebay people got them? The link on ukathletics was also useless? did anyone have any luck at 7?



  37. Dane
    8:11 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I just had one in the cart but I back out cuz I only had ‘1’ now i cant get back through!!



  38. bbn
    8:15 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    be alot easier without that captcha crap too



  39. TicketMasterSux
    8:17 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Would be interesting to see the effect if every UK fan nuked their ticketmaster account.



  40. got em
    8:19 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I just managed to get mine. 4 of them section 230 row cc. I have been trying allllll morning. I will be selling two of them 🙂



  41. bbn
    8:19 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    wonder why they did a 4 ticket limit too? last year it was two ticket limit. you think that’s what happened to them all so fast?



  42. d
    8:20 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    somehow got 2 on ticketmaster after a million tries. wanted 4 but once it went through with 2 i took it and am happy (although very frustrated)



  43. brad
    8:29 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    my sister’s friend just got a ticket….



  44. brad
    8:32 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    …..



  45. bbn
    8:34 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    still nothing??? this is crazy



  46. brad
    8:36 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    i give up



  47. robyn
    8:42 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    still trying uhhhh….no luck since 659



  48. bbn
    8:42 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    is there any left you think?



  49. robyn
    8:44 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I would say they are all gone…but I loved it last year, and don’t wanna pay ebay prices….so I am holding out a little hope



  50. brad
    8:45 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    yessssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!! my sister’s friend got more than 4 tickets because she had 3 tickets for us then the website shut down, then she got 2 tickets but backed out of it adn she got 4 tickets! she gave us three we are going to rupp arena!!!!



  51. bbn
    8:45 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    if i was rich id already bought some on ebay? crazy those people try to hike the prices that high.



  52. Leslie
    8:47 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Just got 3 tickets! Just keep trying!



  53. bbn
    8:47 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    last year was easy. i was online at 7 and got them on the first try…this year ive tried like 200 times or more



  54. robyn
    8:47 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    How long ago Brad did she get them??



  55. brad
    8:48 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    im so excited!



  56. brad
    8:49 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    she tried all mourning since 7:00am, she just got them like 20 minutes ago for her and like 10 minutes ago for us!! she has luck!



  57. robyn
    8:49 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    YEah I got them within the first 30 seconds of going on sale last year, and now this year…I have been trying since 659 and still no luck….prob tried 500 times



  58. brad
    8:50 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    keep trying everybody!



  59. brad
    8:50 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    yeah i have to go PEACE!!!



  60. Jill
    8:52 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    How does the seating in section 230 run? I have row CC. Does it go through A-Z, and then start over with AA, BB, CC? I am trying to figure out how high up I am. Thanks



  61. bbn
    9:00 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    its decent seats . id love to have them………..still no luck here



  62. robyn
    9:02 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    No luck here either BBN….still trying



  63. bbn
    9:06 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    me too….when do we know when there sold out?



  64. bbn
    9:09 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    how many you trying for? do you put any price and best available. cause i was doing that



  65. bbn
    9:11 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    wow…id settle for a seat it the highest up and darkest corner right now…my mouse is about to fall apart



  66. robyn
    9:11 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I would like 4, but trying 2-4 with any price, and best avail checked….bout to give it up…been up all night afraid to sleep…afraid I wouldn’t wake up in time…guess I should have went to sleep looks like



  67. bbn
    9:16 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    yeah me too soon…its hard to stop though…id wish it give the tcikets or say sold out…we have spent more time trying to get the tickets than BBM even lasts



  68. bbn
    9:24 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    you give up yet??? any word if there is any left???



  69. robyn
    9:27 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    no luck yet….still trying like a dummy lol…I would like to know if any is left so I can stop



  70. bbn
    9:31 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    me too…wish we knew is they was sold out….dont want to waste anymore time than ive already have



  71. Dane
    9:31 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Is there any seats available from the roof trusses? cuz thats about where im going. Never give up! Never surrender!



  72. bbn
    9:32 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    if you have $100 bucks to spare id just two on ebay…..but i dont



  73. bbn
    9:34 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    no tickets for you either dane?



  74. robyn
    9:38 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I would get them off of ebay, but to let someone make money off of a event many ppl would love to go to and can’t get tickets for ppl like them getting them to sell….I will stay home first 🙂



  75. bbn
    9:41 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    yea they should sell them for like 20 to 25 bucks at least id be cool with that



  76. bbn
    9:43 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    i can barely do the captchas anymore..lol



  77. robyn
    9:44 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Think I am burt out…but I am going to keep watching this page to see if you get some!!! keeping my fingers crossed for ya!!!



  78. Dane
    9:46 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Narp… no tickets yet bbn. Im not giving up until it says ‘sold out’!



  79. bbn
    9:54 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    “Sorry, no exact matches were found, but other tickets may still be available on Ticketmaster.com”……blah blah blah



  80. Tom
    9:56 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    How did you guys get your tickets?



  81. bbn
    9:57 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    we havent…



  82. Tom
    9:57 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Are they sold out?



  83. bbn
    9:58 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    a few got lucky and said they did but i don’t see how unless they spent $100 on ebay



  84. bbn
    10:00 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    i don’t know…i wish i knew..don’t see any hint of it in the news or online if they are



  85. Ashley
    10:02 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Myself, sister, best friend and mother were all able to get our 4 each (16 total) just now from ticketmaster!!! Been trying since 6am( CST) but finally paid off! Keep trying guys!!! #BBN



  86. bbn
    10:02 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    does ticketmaster say sold out when they are?



  87. bbn
    10:03 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    they could be already and it just don’t say it on there yet….that is my guess



  88. bbn
    10:04 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    did anyone call the ticket office and ask them?



  89. Ashley
    10:07 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    They are not sold out yet I just got mine… Ticketmaster office isn’t open yet (I tried to call)



  90. Robyn
    10:07 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    After Seeing Ashley’s post….BBN I have started again lol…guess I will keep checking on and off until I get official word they are all gone



  91. Joe
    10:08 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Sold out according to the latest Kentucky Sports Radio post.



  92. Kristen
    10:12 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Ashley #89….did you get yours from ticketmaster just now?



  93. Kristenkk
    10:13 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Ashley #89….did you get yours from ticketmaster just now?



  94. Ashley
    10:15 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I got mine 13 mins ago. From ticketmaster



  95. bbn
    10:15 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    where’s a link i haven’t see no sold out post?



  96. Kristenkk
    10:17 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    It just randomly worked one time? Thank you!!



  97. bbn
    10:17 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    anyone call this number UK ticket office directly at (800) 928-2287 ……./???



  98. Dane
    10:19 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    So there hope.. Ive had no success yet. Ive gotten through with just one ticket but it goes back to its old ways when i go back to up the count.



  99. bbn
    10:22 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    yeah i haven’t tried one ticket but i wont do me no good because i need two…..i don’t see how that one girl said that her and her family just got 16 total…..i’m due for at least two here soon



  100. bbn
    10:25 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Despite the fact that fans were limited to four tickets per person at UK’s Memorial Coliseum ticket office and four per household online, this year’s Big Blue Madness event sold out in 35 minutes.



  101. bbn
    10:26 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    looks official…..but how was people just getting them like 15 minutes ago unless there lying



  102. Shelley
    10:27 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    If they sold out in 35 minutes per Kristen’s link – how did these people get tickets? I have just wasted 3 hours.



  103. Ashley
    10:27 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I’m honestly not sure how we all got it to work either but we did and came up with 16. 4 for each household.



  104. Dane
    10:28 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I kept thinking I’ll just buy them all one at a time not not realizing that wouldnt do me any good either. Its the lack of sleep. Why do I feel like I just wrestled a mountain ox…



  105. bbn
    10:28 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    i know i’m confused by that



  106. Dane
    10:29 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    wth..



  107. Robyn
    10:30 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I would say what is happening they all sold out…but they are seeing dups and cancelling as they see them…when they cancel them…they come back avail, as soon as the are avail….somone like us snatches them up….luck of the draw in my opinion



  108. bbn
    10:31 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    there was like 10 people who put on here they got tickets after 735 am??



  109. Ashley
    10:33 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I think Robyn is right!



  110. Dane
    10:35 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    I feel cheated..



  111. bbn
    10:35 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    “Ticket Limit
    There is a strict limit of 4 tickets per household. All duplicate orders will automatically be cancelled. Tickets will not be available for ticketfast printing or outlet will call pickup until one week after the public on sale”

    is that what that means?



  112. Robyn
    10:38 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah



  113. bbn
    10:39 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    oh well….i wasted hours for nothing…but at least i wasn’t alone



  114. Dane
    10:42 am September 22, 2012 Permalink

    bnn I think that just means that if you try to put in a second order(or exceed the household limit of 4) itll automatically cancel the order. not that “duplicate[s]” are tickets purchased after theyve been sold out.