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Thousands of fans in line at Rupp

Here’s the scene at Rupp Arena this morning, where thousands of Cats fans are lined up to get tickets to today’s celebration. Tickets are FREE (limit four per person) and can be picked up at the Rupp Arena box office.

The party starts at 3:30 p.m., and will be televised by all of the local Lexington stations and WYMO in Louisville beginning at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the team is expected to land at Bluegrass Airport at 3 p.m.

UPDATE: UK Athletics will stream the celebration LIVE, as well as a few other Lexington stations. We’ll provide the links closer to the event.

For those who will be unable to attend the event at Rupp but would like to cheer the team bus along its way to Rupp, here is the route:

Man-o-War to Versailles Road
Right on Red Mile Road/Virginia Ave
Left on South Limestone
Left on West Main
West Main to Rupp Arena

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

26 Comments for Thousands of fans in line at Rupp



  1. Fear the Brow
    9:32 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    This is my stage!!



  2. Lane Taylor
    9:35 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Does anyone know if the celebration will be aired on a lexington channel?



  3. James K
    9:38 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Please, don’t cave in and pay those bastard scalpers. This is a free event.



  4. WTF
    9:40 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Cal on Mike n Mike in two minutes



  5. Clemson's Mascot
    9:40 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    What channel will it be on in Louisville?



  6. Clemson's Mascot
    9:41 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Oop, nevermind.



  7. Wildcat Fanatic
    9:42 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Thank goodness it is being shown in Louisville.



  8. Ridge Runner
    9:46 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Wish I could be there my fellow Kentuckians. Down here in Georgia, we are praying for a live stream.

    Go Big Blue!



  9. Ridge Runner
    9:48 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Hey gang…. We are the Champions! It just feels so good to type it, say it, whatever… I’m still stoked! Please excuse me.



  10. BobKYCats
    9:52 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t worry about it, RidgeRunner. I got a little misty-eyed last night, and it still hasn’t totally hit me; probably won’t until we HANG THAT BANNER!



  11. crazycatfan
    9:52 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Live out of state, but … WISH I COULD BE THERE!!! CHEER EXTRA LOUD!!!!!!



  12. strange brew
    9:55 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve been a vocal critic of Cal in the past. But what he did with this team was amazing. They are good kids, played for the fans and were very unselfish.

    Cal did in 3 years what Pitino will never do at UofL – win a National Championship. Cal not only proved me wrong, but haters like Digger and Bobby Knight. Dick Vitale can suck it.

    “One and dones can’t win it all,” was all I heard. No sir, the best TALENT can always win it all. Cal and his boys proved that last night. I am happy for Darius Miller. He deserved that win.



  13. CAUKFAN
    9:56 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    What’s even better than #8 is the see that my beloved Lexington is still one piece the morning after. Thanks Kids!

    GO CATS!

    Cal is King!



  14. 2012 national champs!!!
    9:58 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    GOOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!! national champs!!!!!



  15. bmt22033
    9:59 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Oh man I wish I could be in Lexington today instead of here at work 13 hours away. 🙁 Does anybody know if there are any plans to stream the celebration online?



  16. mike
    9:59 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    wow…krogers had shirts at 8 am



  17. Eskee
    10:01 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    I also would like to congradulate Darius Miller! Everybody did what they needed to do! If AD is the MOP, then Lamp should have been MVP of that game! Good job cats.



  18. EEK
    10:11 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    what time are they handing out tickets?



  19. Ozzy
    10:19 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Got mine but tickets still left. Hauled my daughter (freshman at UK) out of bed at 7 stand in line. Probably 2000 ahead of us but we were given lower arena tix and she got Row A, seat 8’in the student section. Guess not all students have hardo dads! Mrs TT, come on up, looks like I have an extra ticket!



  20. Ozzy
    10:20 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Oh, she had class at 9:30… And a speech to give, which she hadn’t started on yet, which many Cat fans helped her write, while in line!



  21. sheff
    11:06 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    are there any tickets left? (if so about how many)



  22. Shane
    11:15 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    If I get up there at noon is there any chance there will be tickets left?



  23. Han
    11:43 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Crap. Just found out I have to do something right at 3/4.

    Anyone know if it’ll run again later? Hopefully be able to find it online.



  24. UK ALL DAY
    11:45 am April 3, 2012 Permalink

    #17 – I LOVE LAMP!!



  25. NKY CAT MAN
    12:15 pm April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Will it be shown on ukathletics or anywhere online??? Stuck in northern KY can’t get Lexington tv.



  26. dom
    7:20 pm April 3, 2012 Permalink

    Watched the live stream online and how beautiful it was to not only see the beautiful bluegrass state in all its glorious countryside, but to see the team in Rupp and watch the banner unfold was unforgettable! Living in Cali and repping the Cats!! Gr8ness!