I was going to try and write my own version for this blog post but I could never do as good a job as the Media Relations Team did, so here is the press release they sent out today.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – With the Kentucky volleyball season beginning on Aug. 24, single-match tickets are now on sale to the general public.
Single-match tickets for all matches can be purchased online through Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
UK's schedule features 13 home matches, including non-conference matches against Big 12 power Kansas, College of Charleston, Chattanooga and regional-foe Dayton. The Wildcats will host nine SEC teams, including SEC Co-Champion Florida. Other SEC opponents headed to Lexington include Missouri, an NCAA Tournament participant from a season ago, Tennessee and Arkansas. Since head coach Craig Skinner's arrival, the Cats are an impressive 171-39 (.855) on their home floor.
Kentucky will have a multitude of promotional items throughout the season. UK’s first weekend, the Bluegrass Battle, will feature Cat face fans all weekend, post-match autographs on Friday, Aug. 31 and free admission to the Sep. 1 match against Kansas.
UK will return home on Sep. 16 at 1:30 p.m. against Chattanooga, where the Wildcats will give away a pair of tickets to the Justin Timberlake concert to a UK student through BBN Rewards.
The Wildcats’ first SEC match on Sep. 28 will feature ear buds for both fans and students and post-match autographs. Both the Sep. 28 against Arkansas and Sep. 30 match against Missouri will allow each student to receive four free tickets for their family with a student ID. Big Blue Madness campers will get free admission with their wristband against Arkansas, and for the Mizzou match all volleyball campers from the summer will get in free if they are wearing their camp t-shirt or by bringing their camp flyer.
On Oct. 10 against Tennessee students will get the chance to win over $1,000 in prizes. On Oct. 14 fans and students both will have a chance to receive a UK Volleyball coffee mug when UK welcomes Ole Miss.
Kentucky’s pink match will take place on Oct. 28, while UK’s match on Halloween will find all fans who are dressed up to receive a Halloween bag, on a first come first served basis. There will be costume contest for both fans and students alike.
When Mississippi State comes to town on Nov. 9, students will have a chance to receive a free UK beanie and the team will sign autographs after the match. Alabama will finish off the weekend on Nov. 11 where it will be Girl Scout day, and Scouts will receive patches.
Kentucky’s final home match of the year – Senior Day – will take place on Nov. 24 against Auburn. UK’s senior class will be celebrated.
Season tickets are also on sale and can be purchased online here or by calling the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287.
Kentucky returns two All-America honorees – Leah Edmond and Madison Lilley - to a team that was picked to win the SEC in the league's annual Coaches' Poll. Edmond and Lilley were joined by Avery Skinner on the Preseason All-SEC team. Last season, the Wildcats won three NCAA Tournament matches for the first time in program history, taking down ETSU, WKU and BYU. UK spilt a share of the SEC Championship with Florida and ended the season with a 29-4 record after garnering a No. 4 overall national seed in the NCAA Tournament.
UK Athletics is excited to adopt “Digital Delivery” for all Kentucky volleyball general admission season and single-match tickets, beginning with the 2018 season. Instead of receiving printed tickets, general admission ticket holders will be able to access their tickets electronically through My UK Account or the UK Athletics app. For more information about digital delivery, visit UKathletics.com/DigitalDelivery.
Fans who prefer printed tickets can log in to their “My UK Account” from a non-mobile device to access printable PDF tickets.
The Backrow, Kentucky volleyball's official booster program, is also currently accepting new members. Backrow members support the volleyball program through game attendance, community visibility and financial contributions. Visit UKathletics.com/Backrow to learn more about the program.
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