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UK Fans Line Up For Madness Tickets

Camping season has officially opened at the University of Kentucky.

Rabid fans are lining up to wait for tickets to next month's Big Blue Madness, the debut of the school's men's and women's basketball teams.

The event isn't for another month, but tickets will be available this Saturday. The university asked fans to hold off until 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday to start lining up.

Kentucky's athletics department is providing portable restroom facilities but says some things are banned for safety reasons, including permanent, wooden-type structures; portable generators; and propane tanks or other open flames used for cooking. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products also aren't allowed.

Tickets to the Oct. 17 event will be available at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows and online at http://www.ukathletics.com and http://www.ticketmaster.com .