Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This Week's Events in Tampa

Courtesy of KSR

Wednesday, March 16th

Team Open Practice
1:30pm at the St. Pete Times Forum

In preparation for their game on Thursday, Kentucky will hold an open practice Wednesday in Tampa. The FREE 40-minute session will start at 1:30pm and will take place at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Reception for retiring University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd, Jr.
Hyatt Regency Tampa
211 N. Tampa St.
Tampa, FL 33602

Join retiring University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd, Jr. and First Lady Patsy Todd for a special reception in Tampa. The complimentary event will be held in the City Center area of the hotel, located on the 1st floor next to the lobby. Attire is business casual. Parking is available on site for $10 per car or in the Fort Brooke City Parking garage around the corner from the hotel.

Please let us know if you plan to attend. Reservations can be made online at, by calling 1-800-269-ALUM or at 859-257-7161. Questions? Contact Jill Smith at 859-257-8906 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thursday, March 17th

The Luxury Box is the official gathering place for Wildcats Fans!!
490 Channelside Dr - right across the street from the St. Pete Times Forum
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 347-9938
Open at 9:00am each morning. Choose indoor or outdoor seating or a special tent area for all of your game day refreshments.

Pep Rally!!!!!
11:00am at The Luxury Box

The UK cheerleaders and pep band will be there to get us fired up for the tournament!!!!!

Game Time!!!!!
UK vs. Princeton
St. Pete Times Forum
approx. 2:45 pm

Several local alumni have tickets for sale. Cick here for details.

Single Session Tickets: Tickets for this week were initially only available in an all-sessions book at $231 each, but organizers put single-session tickets on sale Wednesday morning at 9 at a cost of $77 per two-game session. Tickets are available through the St. Pete Times Forum and at A few may still be available through the UK Alumni Association. Visit You can also try sites like StubHub and Craig’s List. Or hang out after the game before ours and buy a ticket from someone who is leaving.

Thursday and Saturday

Fans who can’t make it to the games will be at Beef’s South Tampa, of course!

South Tampa

2819 South MacDill Avenue
Corner of Bay to Bay Blvd and MacDill Avenue
(813) 835-9464