Rupp Arena
Apr 7 - 10, 2021

Girls' Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament 2021

Mingua Beef Jerky/KHSAA

KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament takes place over 4 days at Rupp Arena. The unique nature of the tournament and NBA-style pre-game and post-game celebrations at the finals draw fans throughout the state. Come cheer on your high school!

At this time, attendance for both tournaments will be restricted to 15% of capacity within the areas of the arena in-use. Details will be announced in February regarding the ticketing process, but all-session tickets will be limited for 2021 in order to properly maintain social distancing and allow for the fans of competing teams to have an opportunity to attend. All prior ticket holders will retain their ticket records and priority, and have the ability to renew into the same seats from 2020 in future years.



Apr 7 - 10, 2021


Rupp Arena

Ticket Prices

*Prices subject to change


All ages. Infants under 2 are admitted free but must sit in a parent's lap.

Prohibited Items

  • Any streaming of game action including any type of social media (Facebook Live, Twitter Periscope, etc.)
  • Confetti, torn or shredded newspapers, glitter, powder or other similar items
  • Large banners or signs
  • Signs on sticks
  • Large floor level objects including oversized mascots that obstruct or could obstruct the view of any fan, participant or media representative (other than during halftime cheer competition)
  • Any other item obstructing the view of patrons
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Any electronic or battery powered amplification equipment
  • Air horns, electronic horns or any type of recorded music
  • Cowbells
  • Animals of any type other than documented service animals
  • Selfie sticks
  • Body paint (must be on and dry prior to entry)
  • Tobacco-related products
  • Beach Balls
  • T-shirts/Shakers (must be distributed prior to entering the arena)
  • Flash photography
  • Tripods
  • Laser pointers or any other form of light shone toward a participant at any time including players, coaches, officials and field level administrators
  • Bags larger than 12” x 12” x 6”
  • Other items as determined by management


The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 284 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

Event Times

  • April 7, 2021 TBA
  • April 8, 2021 TBA
  • April 9, 2021 TBA
  • April 10, 2021 TBA