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Tickets for Thursday's UofL game now on sale

LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) – Tickets for the second and third rounds of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament to be held Thursday and Saturday at Rupp Arena in Lexington went on sale Monday, March 18 at 10 a.m.

The University of Louisville Cardinals earned the nation's top seed for the 2013 Division I NCAA Men's Basketball Championship and will play their initial game at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at Rupp Arena against the winner of the Liberty – North Carolina A&T match up.

  • Tickets are $285 (lower level) and $234/$192 (upper level) each and are for two sessions Thursday and one session Saturday, for a total of three tickets for six games. Lower level seats at Rupp Arena are chair backs and upper level seats are bleachers.

  • Tickets are available via or by calling 877-NCAA TIX which is (877-622-2849).
  • Based on availability, all-session tickets also went on sale at the Rupp Arena Box Office at 10 a.m. Monday.  Fans may also order tickets by calling the box office at 859-233-3535. 
  • Fans purchasing tickets online are highly encouraged to print their tickets at home using TicketFast in order to avoid will call lines at Rupp Arena.
  • Will call at Rupp Arena is located at the main box office windows off High Street. It will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21.
  • Individuals requiring special access (e.g., individuals who are disabled and/or need special seating) should contact the Rupp Arena Box Office at 85-9233-3535. Tickets will be administered in accordance with ADA guidelines.
  • Every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the facility.

The public is invited to open practices for all eight teams at Rupp Arena on Wednesday. Parking and admission to the arena are free on Wednesday. Here is the open practice schedule:

  • Noon  to 12:40 p.m.      Bucknell
  • 12:45 to 1:25 p.m.        Davidson
  • 1:30 to 2:10 p.m.          Butler
  • 2:15 to 2:55 p.m.          Marquette
  • 4:25 to 5:05 p.m.          Louisville
  • 5:10 to 5:50 p.m.          Colorado State
  • 5:55 to 6:35 p.m.          Liberty or North Carolina A&T
  • 6:40 to 7:20 p.m.          Missouri

Here are Thursday game times:

  • Butler vs. Bucknell – 12:40 p.m.
  • Marquette vs. Davidson – following first game
  • Louisville vs. winner of Liberty/North Carolina A&T – 6:50 p.m.
  • Colorado State vs. Missouri – following third game

Game times for Saturday will not be determined until late Thursday night.

By NCAA policy, fans are not permitted to bring these items into Rupp Arena:

  • Beverages of any kind
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Laser pointers
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Promotional items such as cups, shakers or flags with commercial slogans or identification
  • Large signs or banners
  • Video cameras on game day (video cameras are permitted on practice day)
  • Plastic or metal chair back seats (cushions only)

Still cameras, with lenses no longer than four inches, are permitted.  In addition, fans may bring a sign, flag or banner that can be held by one individual, reflects good sportsmanship and does not block the view of other fans.

Directions to Rupp Arena may be accessed at under the Plan Your Trip tab.

Click here for a printable bracket.

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