LEXINGTON – The NBA’s Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards will play a preseason game in Rupp Arena on October 15 at 7 p.m., the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Global Sports Management (GSM) announced Wednesday.
The game will feature the return to Lexington of former University of Kentucky stars DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Willie Cauley-Stein of the Sacramento Kings along with John Wall of the Washington Wizards.
Taking place the day after the UK men’s program’s annual Big Blue Madness, the game will help tip off the basketball season for Big Blue Nation and provide fans a unique opportunity to be part of the excitement of the NBA.
“This game will highlight an exciting weekend of basketball for Kentucky fans,” said Brian Breslin, Vice-President of Global Sports Management. “They can start off the weekend with Big Blue Madness on Friday and an NBA game on Saturday. We are excited about bringing another NBA pre-season game to Lexington and the great fans of this area.”
GSM and the BSC have brought the last two NBA pre-season games to Lexington. The Kings and the New Orleans Pelicans met in Rupp Arena in 2015.
“We have had tremendous crowds the first two times we brought NBA basketball to Lexington and we are expecting the great fans of Kentucky to come out and show their support for these former Wildcat stars and these two up and coming NBA teams,” Breslin added.
Tickets will range in price from $10 to $250 and go on sale to the public Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. They can be purchased at the Rupp Arena box office, www.ticketmaster.com or www.RuppArena.com, or by calling Ticket Master at 1-800-745-3000.