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Ticket, Indianapolis travel guide

ByKeith M. Jones

Mar 13, 2022

Good news, Kentucky fans, the Wildcats are back in the NCAA Tournament and you might not have to travel too far to see them. The No. 2-seeded Wildcats (26-7) open the first round against No. 15 Saint Peter’s (19-11) Thursday in Indianapolis at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

If the Wildcats prevail, they will face the winner at Murray State against San Francisco on Saturday. Joining Kentucky in the Philadelphia area is Baylor, No. 3 Purdue and No. 4 UCLA.

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How to get to Indianapolis

If you’re hoping to get to the game from Lexington, you’re in luck, Indianapolis is about a three-hour drive away. And you can cut that time in half if you fly from Louisville. Gas prices also soared in Indianapolis, where they average about $4.25 per gallon, similar to Louisville.

If you’re looking to take a bus to the game, return tickets cost as little as $32 a day. doggystyle for a departure on Wednesday and return on Friday.

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Where to sleep in Indianapolis

If you’re looking for a place to stay near the arena, Indianapolis has a host of hotels within walking distance of Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Hampton Inn, Hyatt Place, Holiday Inn and The Alexander are all less than a mile from the arena, so you don’t have to worry about being stuck in traffic on game day. Expect to pay over $200 a night.

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How to get tickets

Game times will be announced on Sunday evening, but you can get a head start on purchasing tickets at Ticket master. Tickets are currently as low as $70 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

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