2017 Big Blue Madness Campout begins

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On a beautiful Wednesday morning in Lexington, Big Blue Nation waited patiently on the sidewalk for the clock to tick to 5 a.m. Fans then rushed to find their precious piece of land to set up their tent and Big Blue Madness Campout officially began.

The east side of Memorial Coliseum and the Joe Craft Center filled up within seconds and the two buildings will have new residents for the next three days. Tickets for Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena will be available Friday at 10 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Avenue of Champions. Tickets will also be available online at Ticketmaster.com.

Below are some photos and videos from this morning’s setup. Be sure to follow CoachCal.com on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook throughout the week for additional coverage and updates.

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It’s Madness! #BBM17 #BBMcampout #BBN #EmbraceMadness

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