Kentucky Proud Park
Home of Kentucky Wildcat Baseball
510 Wildcat Ct. Lexington, KY 40506
Kentucky baseball moved into a new home for the 2019 season, opening the $49 million Kentucky Proud Park, a state-of-the-art facility immediately considered one of the top facilities in all of college baseball.
The stadium features permanent seating for nearly 2,500 fans with additional space on grass berms to accommodate 5,000 fans for regular season games.
Beyond the outfield wall, temporary bleachers can be installed for NCAA Tournament games to bring the seating capacity to more than 7,000. Fan amenities also include suites and a new club area.
The team areas were a priority and give our players and coaches everything they need to compete at a high level in a single location. The facility features a team lounge, locker room, training area, indoor hitting and pitching areas, and coaching offices, as well as a recruiting room. All spaces are either new to UK baseball or significantly larger than previous ones.
The playing surface is the AstroTurf® Rootzone Diamond Blend, which will allow the team to maximize usage in all weather conditions. The pitcher’s mound will remain dirt.
The video board that looms large beyond the right-center field wall measures 48 feet wide by 30 feet tall, making it the eighth-largest in college baseball.
The new home of Kentucky baseball was officially named Kentucky Proud Park after approval by the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. The name is a tribute to farmers and businesses of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Big Blue Nation.
“Farmers and their families are deeply woven into the culture and heritage of our state,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “As the Commonwealth’s flagship university, we are thrilled to honor that through the name of our new baseball stadium and pleased to have a partner in Kentucky Farm Bureau that feels the same way. We look forward to many, many wins in Kentucky Proud Park.”
Kentucky Farm Bureau secured the rights to name the stadium from JMI Sports, UK Athletics’ multimedia rights partner. In turn, Kentucky Farm Bureau elected to name the stadium for Kentucky Proud, the state’s official agricultural marketing program housed at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. No state taxpayer dollars were used in funding the agreement.
“The Kentucky Department of Agriculture appreciates the opportunity to stamp the Kentucky Proud brand as a fixture in this magnificent new facility,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “On behalf of our more than 7,000 Kentucky Proud members, I would like to express my gratitude to Kentucky Farm Bureau for sponsoring the Kentucky Proud Park name. This will enable us to raise awareness across Big Blue Nation that Kentucky Proud is the brand for fresh, local products for every Kentucky family.”
The UK Board of Trustees approved the naming at its regularly scheduled board meeting.
“Agriculture is the backbone of Kentucky’s economy. And it is part of the very foundation of what this university has been part of for more than 150 years. We were, in fact, created to help sustain and strengthen Kentucky’s farm economy,” said UK President Eli Capilouto. “This partnership – among UK Athletics, the Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Farm Bureau – is a powerful symbol to those ties and our shared commitment to the Commonwealth.”
The Kentucky Proud program is funded through the generosity of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. The fund is directed by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board and administered by the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy.
“Kentucky Farm Bureau is proud to be a long-time supporter of University of Kentucky Athletics, but today we found a truly unique way to draw our worlds a little closer together,” said Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau. “Naming the university’s brand-new baseball stadium Kentucky Proud Park allows us to highlight our own deep agricultural roots while also sharing the spotlight with so many of our members who grow and raise the products marketed under the Kentucky Proud banner. This partnership is a home run for Kentucky agriculture and a great way to further our support of UK Athletics.”
Kentucky Proud Park A-Z
New in 2020, Fans are invited to bring in their own standard outdoor folding chair for the terrace and grass berm seating areas. Folding chairs will not be allowed on the concourse. Unattended chairs will be left at their own risk. Please remove your chairs post-game. Any left chairs will be removed from the property.
Available on the concourse behind home plate.
The University of Kentucky asks that all guest respect others around them to keep UK baseball games as enjoyable as possible for all. If anyone displays conduct that endangers or disrupts players, coaches, officials or other guests, the University of Kentucky reserves the right to remove the individual from Kentucky Proud Park. No refunds are given in such cases.
Parking: Disabled parking (first-come; first-served) is available (limited quantity) in the main lot behind home plate. Additional spaces will be available in large purple lot outside of the Soccer & Softball complex. Vehicles must show a valid state issued hang-tag
Seating: Disabled seating is all reserved and available through visiting the Ticket Office at Kentucky Proud Park.
From Bluegrass Parkway
When the Parkway ends you exit right onto route 60 (Versailles Road), go approximately 10 miles and turn right on Mason Headley Road beside Cardinal Hill Hospital. Continue straight through the lights, you will pass a golf course and the Campbell House Inn. At the light continue straight through the intersection onto Waller Ave. alongside St. Joseph’s Hospital. Pass over the railroad tracks and continue straight through the light to the intersection of Nicholasville Rd. and Cooper Drive. Proceed on Cooper Drive onto campus and turn right onto Sports Center Drive. Take Sports Center to the next stop sign (three-way stop) and turn left onto College Way. Kentucky Proud Park will be 1/4 of a mile on the left.
From S I-75/I-64E or W towards Lexington
Take exit 113 (marked Paris/Lexington), turn right off the exit ramp onto N. Broadway (U.S. 68), and continue through downtown for approximately 6 miles. After Logan’s Steakhouse take a left at the intersection onto Waller Ave. alongside St. Joseph Hospital. Pass over the railroad tracks and continue straight through the light at the intersection of Nicholasville Rd. to Cooper Drive. Proceed on Cooper Drive onto campus and turn right onto Sports Center Drive. Take Sports Center to the next stop sign (three-way stop) and turn left onto College Way. Kentucky Proud Park will be 1/4 of a mile on the left.
From N1-75 from Knoxville
Take exit 104 (marked Athens/ Lexington), turn left off of the ramp onto Athens Boonesboro Road. Take a left at the intersection of Richmond Rd. & Man O’ War. Follow Man O’ War to the intersection at Alumni Dr. and take a right. Follow Alumni Drive through the Tates Creek intersection. Proceed into the first round-a-bout on Alumni and exit right onto College Way. Kentucky Proud Park will be on your right.
Limited first aid supplies are available at Kentucky Proud Park, see Event Staff for assistance. For select games, medical personnel will be on site.
Public access to the playing field is strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to arrest and prosecution.
Items/reports should be submitted to Event Staff. After the game, game personnel will take items to UK Police Department (859) 257.1616.
Game Day Information – 859.218.3716
Ticket Office – 859.257.1818
UK Campus Parking – 859.257.5757
UK Police – 859.257.1616
Programs/scorecards are available on the main concourse near section 105.
Animals (with the exception of service dogs)
Containers (aluminum, glass, etc.)
Large bags (accepted bag size is 12 x 6 x 12)
One unopened bottle of water
The throwing of any object is strictly prohibited. Guests identified throwing any objects will be ejected and may be prosecuted.
In case of a rain out, the ticket issued for that game will be honored for the date of the makeup game, or in case of cancellation, the ticket may be used for admission to another regular season game. Note: Some exclusions may apply. Please call the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287 to confirm game eligibility.
Restrooms are located on the concourse at Kentucky Proud Park.
For security reasons, all persons and bags entering Kentucky Proud Park are subject to search.
Spectator shuttles will be operational two hours prior to first pitch and will run through one hour post-game. Shuttles will pick up at the Blue & Green lots and drop at the main gate of Kentucky Proud Park. Map (PDF)
RESALE & AUTHORIZED PURCHASE
UK Athletics cautions against purchasing tickets thorough unauthorized sellers. Only tickets purchased directly through the following outlets are guaranteed to be valid:
* UK Ticket Office
* Rupp Arena Box Office
* Visiting Team Ticket Office
All UK Athletics tickets are barcoded and will be scanned for validity at the venue’s entrance. Admission will be denied for invalid and/or counterfeit tickets. Tickets are not to be sold in the immediate vicinity of the ticket office and stadium. Visit our Ticket Security page for more information.
The UK Ticket Office is located in the Joe Craft Center and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fans may contact the main ticket office by calling (800) 928-2287.
On game day, the UK Ticket Office is located outside the Home Plate Gate at Kentucky Proud Park. This location serves the primary location for ticket sales, will call and ticket resolution. Game day ticket windows open 1 hour prior to first pitch and close at the end of the 4th inning. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the stadium ticket office. All sales are final.
Fans needing assistance once inside the stadium may speak with the nearest usher to their location.
Mobile Ticketing: UK Athletics is excited to introduce mobile entry at all venues! Now, you won’t need to print your ticket or remember to bring your tickets to the event. Mobile tickets enable you to view, scan, send and sell your tickets directly from your mobile device. UK Athletics season ticket holders and single-game buyers can access their tickets through the UK Athletics app. Visit UKathletics.com/MobileTickets for more information and step-by-step resources.
Pass Outs: Per Southeastern Conference regulations, once admitted, no ticket holder shall be permitted to leave and re-enter the stadium on the same ticket.
PDF/Print-At-Home Tickets: UK Athletics continuously strives to implement technological advances to provide our fans with a ticketing experience that is convenient, safe and secure. In accordance with this, print-at-home paper tickets (PDFs) are being discontinued and will no longer be accepted at any UK Athletics venue so as to further combat fraud and counterfeiting commonly associated with PDF tickets. Printed season ticket books and single-game tickets provided by the UK Ticket Office as well as mobile ticket options will still be available for fans. For more information about this change, please contact the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 4).
Resale: Kentucky has partnered with Ticketmaster to bring fans the only safe and secure, fan-to-fan resale marketplace authorized by UK Athletics. Ticketmaster’s resale marketplace is completely integrated with UK Athletics’ ticketing system and uses barcode verification technology to ensure the authenticity of tickets. As the only official fan-to-fan marketplace of Big Blue Nation, Ticketmaster provides fans with reliable and convenient access to purchase tickets for games and sections that otherwise may be sold out as well as post verified tickets for sale. To learn more about Ticketmaster’s resale platform and to post your tickets for sale, click here.
Seating Chart: View Kentucky Proud Park seating diagram here.
Terms & Conditions: View complete ticket terms and conditions here.
Gates will open one (1) hour prior to first pitch. The ticket sales booth will be staffed one (1) hour prior to first pitch.
Umbrellas may be brought into Kentucky Proud Park but may not be opened in the seating areas.
Kentucky Baseball will follow the Southeastern Conference weather policies. Follow @UKBaseball on Twitter for the most up-to-date information in regards to weather impacts.
Will call is located outside the Home Plate Gate and opens 1 hour prior to first-pitch.
Game Day Information: (859) 323-3716
Ticket Office: (859) 257-1818