Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament (SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY)
KHSAA Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments have been suspended. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Internet and phone order refunds will be made automatically for single sessions 4-8 girls and all sessions for boys.
Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament takes place over 5 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!
DatesMar 18 - 22 , 2020
*Prices subject to change
All ages. Infants under 2 are admitted free but must sit in a parent's lap.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Video cameras that are handheld within confines of patron’s seat
- Audio Recording of play or game
"All Sessions" Tickets
Whitaker Bank and KHSAA present the 103nd Annual Sweet 16 Boys High
School State Tournament.
Buy all 8 sessions/books for the best seats at the best price.
Sessions are as follows...
#1 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 12pm
#2 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 6:30pm
#3 Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 12pm
#4 Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 6:30pm
#5 Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 12pm
#6 Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 6:30pm
#7 Saturday, March 21, 2019 @ 7:30pm (SemiFinals)
#8 Sunday, March 22, 2019 @ 2pm (Championship Game)
Sessions #1 - #7 include 2 tournament games
Security Information - Bag Restrictions
In the interest of increased security for all of our patrons, we have enhanced our screening process for the Whitaker Bank KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen Tournament. All patrons will have their bags checked. In addition, there is a revised bag size restriction. Bags may be no larger than 12” x 12” x 6”. There will be express lanes for patrons not carrying bags for quicker entry. All patrons will be subject to an intensive visible inspection and/or the use of handheld metal detector wands.
Please arrive early to allow additional time for these enhanced security screenings.