Football
Kroger Field. Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 24-2. Photo By Barry Westerman | UK Athletics

GENERAL

2022 UK Football Home Schedule

Sept. 3  – Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m. ET / SEC Network+
Sept. 17 – Youngstown State, Noon ET/ SEC Network
Sept. 24 – Northern Illinois, TBA
Oct. 8 – South Carolina, TBA
Oct. 15 – Mississippi State, TBA
Nov. 12 – Vanderbilt, TBA
Nov. 19 – Georgia, TBA
Nov. 26 – Louisville, TBA

WHAT UK FOOTBALL FANS NEED TO KNOW FOR HOME GAMES:

UK Athletics is continuing its work to create the best possible experiences for Kentucky football fans at Kroger Field.

 

  • Welcome back to Kroger Field, Big Blue Nation. We’re so excited to embrace the best fans in college sports returning to create such an exciting and unique atmosphere.
  • UK Athletics plans to follow all Campus COVID-19 Policies. Health and Safety Guidelines for the University of Kentucky can be found here. These reflect current recommendations of the CDC, direction from state government, guidance from health department officials and the counsel of our own START team of health scientists and clinicians.
  • UK Athletics anticipates tailgating, bands, cheerleaders, Chevy Catwalk, and everything that goes along with college football Saturdays to return this season.
  • Mobile Ticketing & Parking
    • UK Athletics has fully transitioned to mobile ticketing at each of our venues, as announced in the fall of 2020. All tickets will be mobile and no physical season ticket books will be printed. Season ticket holders and individual game buyers will use the UK Athletics App to access and manage their tickets. Season ticket holders may also manage their tickets by visiting UKathletics.com/MyUKAccount from their mobile device’s web browser. Mobile ticketing allows you to text, email and add your tickets directly to your smartphone. Using your phone as your ticket is easy, safe and convenient!
    • Season parking permits will also be issued via mobile delivery, and ticket holders with parking will access and display their parking permits on their smartphone for entry into the stadium lots.
    • We strongly encourage all fans to view your tickets and parking permits and save them to your phone’s digital wallet (Apple Wallet or Google Pay) in advance of arriving at Kroger Field.
    • Parking permits will be scanned at lot entry, so be sure to have your mobile permit ready prior to leaving home. You may also be asked to show the permit on your phone prior to arriving at your lot entrance. This will assist traffic personnel to efficiently sort and direct vehicles approaching the complex.
    • Visit the Directions section below to find specific directions into each permitted parking lot. It is important for all permit holders to follow the outlined traffic routes to access their specific parking lot.  Pre-game routes into each permitted lot are detailed in the Directions section below.
    • Fans should enter the stadium at the assigned gate that will be listed on their mobile ticket.
    • For more information, helpful tips, and FAQs, visit UKathletics.com/MobileTickets.
  • Disabled Services. With a valid state-issued handicap hang tag fans can park in the non-reserved disabled lot located at the corner of University Drive and Farm Road. The capacity of lot is 120 vehicles. This lot will operate on a first come, first served bases. The cost per vehicle is $35, new in 2021 we will only accept card.
  • Nursing Mothers Suite. There are six family restrooms located throughout the stadium that will accommodate nursing mothers. They are located on the lower concourse near section 4 and 24 and on the upper concourse near section 20, 40, 204 and 224. Additionally, there are four first-aid locations that will accommodate nursing mothers.
  • Traffic. During the two-hour period prior to kickoff, lots will be filled according to availability. If your designated lot is full upon arrival, you will be directed to the next available lot.

UK Athletics also reminds fans of the following important information for game day this season:

  • Text assistance. The Game Day Assistance program enables fans to start a conversation with UK Athletics staff. Fans can text UK MESSAGE & SEAT LOCATION to 69050.
  • Email questions. Fans with questions or feedback about football game day can contact UK Athletics by emailing BBNfirst@uky.edu.
  • Game day ticket office hours. The Kroger Field ticket office, located between gates 9 and 10, opens four hours prior to kickoff and closes five minutes into the third quarter. Advance ticket sales are strongly encouraged, and payment cards are the preferred method of payment in order to limit handling of cash.
  • Clear bag policy. As a reminder, the SEC’s clear bag policy remains in place at Kroger Field as an additional safety measure and to facilitate entry. Each fan will be permitted to carry one large clear bag – either a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag or a 12″ x 6″ x 12″ clear bag – plus a small clutch that does not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″. The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and is also easily searched. The clear bag policy improves public safety by making bags easily searched and significantly reducing faulty bag searches.
  • Kroger Tailgating Experience. Kroger will host a VIP tailgate event, which will begin two hours prior to kickoff for each home game, in the lawn next to Bluegrass Technical and Community College. Kroger customers can accumulate fan reward points by purchasing participating items at their local Kroger stores, then going to Kroger.com/fan rewards to redeem. These points can be used for free admission to the Kroger Tailgate Experience, including food and beverage. Customers will be sent an email confirmation that can be shown at the entrance to gain admission to the tailgate.
  • Complimentary water. Complimentary water is available to fans throughout both the lower and upper concourse of Kroger Field. Four large water tanks are located on both the lower and upper concourse that fans will be able to use to fill cups that will be provided. Concession stands do not offer complimentary water.
  • Lap tickets for infants under 12 months. The policy that all fans regardless of age must have a ticket remains in place, but lap tickets will again be available this season for infants 12 months and under. Lap tickets are only available on game day and may be purchased at the Kroger Field ticket office (between gates 9 & 10) for $10 by an accompanying adult with a ticket. The lap ticket policy only applies to regular-season home football games.
  • Gate 12 congestion. Fans should be aware of expected congestion in the concourse inside gate 12 and the plaza outside gate 12 both pregame and postgame due to team movements and plan accordingly. With the completion of the Joe Craft Football Training Facility, the team locker room is now located there. Starting about 90 minutes prior to kickoff and lasting until approximately 40 minutes prior to kickoff, the team walks from the football facility to Kroger Field, restricting fan movement. The gate 12 area is also shut down postgame to allow the team to return to the locker room.
  • Permits for tow-behind trailers. In order to maintain the integrity of reserved parking lots for all guests, tow-behind trailers will not be permitted on paved surface lots within Kroger Field, unless they too have a permit. Guests bringing a tow-behind trailer, without an additional permit, will be directed to the nearest open grass lot.
  • Tailgate setup. Fans are asked to not set up tents or trailers in the Kroger Field complex prior to noon on Fridays leading up to game day in order to facilitate preparations. Also, all vehicles, tents and trailers must be removed by noon on Sundays following game day.
  • Traffic. Ticket holders with parking permits should be sure to follow the outlined traffic routes to access their specific parking lot. Pre-game routes into each permitted lot are detailed in the Directions section below. . Fans are strongly encouraged to view their mobile parking permits and save them in their phone’s digital wallet (Apple Wallet or Google Pay) in advance of arriving at Kroger Field. Parking permits will be scanned at lot entry, so be sure to have your mobile permit ready prior to leaving home. Non-permit parking is available on Cooper Drive on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon ET on Fridays. Additional non-permit parking is available in Parking Structures #2, #3 and #6.

A variety of ticket and parking options are still available for the 2021 season. For more information, please visit UKFootballTix.com

Kroger Field Gameday

DIRECTIONS

Traffic

Current Lexington Traffic | UK Parking and Transportation Services

 

Game Day Traffic on Hospital Drive – UK Medical Center Emergency Room

Hospital Drive, connecting Limestone and University Drive, will be closed strictly for Emergency Room traffic on Game Day. Guests with Parking Structure #1 permits may access Parking Structure #1 via University Drive only.

 

Directions –

 

It is important for all permit holders to follow the outlined traffic routes to access their specific parking lot. Pre-game routes into each permitted lot are detailed below.

 

Directions to Kroger Field

 

Arboretum – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Tates Creek to Alumni
    • Turn onto Alumni; Turn left into the Arboretum Lot.
  • Alumni Drive from New Circle
    • Remain on Alumni Drive through Tates Creek; Turn left into the Arboretum Lot. on Wildcat Court, enter the Purple Lot

 

Black/Green (PS#7) – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Tates Creek
    • Turn onto Cooper Drive; Turn right onto Sports Center Drive; Turn left into Parking Structure #7
  • Richmond Road
    • Take Richmond Road to Chinoe Road; Chinoe to Cooper Drive; Take Cooper through Tates Creek; Turn right onto Sports Center Drive; Turn left into Parking Structure #7
  • Alumni Drive from New Circle
    • Take Alumni Drive to Tates Creek; Turn right onto Tates Creek; Turn left onto Cooper Drive; Turn right onto Sports Center Drive; Turn left into Parking Structure #7

 

Blue, Blue Disabled, Blue VIP – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

Please utilize Alumni Drive from the Tates Creek side of Lexington.

  • Tates Creek from New Circle
    • Turn onto Alumni Drive; Turn left; Follow traffic signs on Alumni to Blue Lot
  • Alumni Drive from New Circle
    • Use right lane; No Turns; Follow traffic signs on Alumni to Blue Lot

 

Green – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Tates Creek
    • Turn onto Cooper Drive; Turn left onto Jerry Claiborne Way; Turn right at stop sign into Green Lot.
  • Richmond Road
    • Take Richmond Road to Chinoe Road; Chinoe to Cooper Drive; Take Cooper through Tates Creek; Turn left onto Jerry Claiborne Way; Turn right into Green Lot
  • Alumni Drive from New Circle
    • Take Alumni Drive to Tates Creek; Turn right onto Tates Creek; Turn left onto Cooper Drive; Turn left onto Jerry Claiborne Way; Turn right into Green Lot

 

Orange – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Nicholasville Rd
    • Turn onto Alumni Drive; Enter the traffic circle; exit on to University Drive; Turn left into the Orange Lot
  • Tates Creek
    • Turn onto Alumni Drive; Enter and proceed through the first traffic circle, continuing on Alumni; Enter the second traffic circle, exit on University Drive; Turn left into the Orange Lot

 

Purple – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Tates Creek
    • Turn onto Alumni Drive; Merge right on College Way prior to the traffic circle; Turn rigt on Cooper Drive
    • Turn left onto Jerry Claiborne Way; Turn left at stop sign onto College Way; Proceed over the hill and enter the Purple Lot

 

Red, Red Disabled, Red VIP – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Harrodsburg/Broadway
    • Take Harrodsburg/Broadway to Waller Avenue; Take Waller Avenue/Cooper Drive; Continue on Cooper to University Drive; Turn right onto University; Left lane goes to the Red Lot next to the stadium
  • Nicholasville Rd./Limestone
    • Take Nicholasville/Limestone to Cooper Drive; Take Cooper east to University Drive; turn right onto University; Left lane turns into the Red Lot next to the stadium

 

Main RV, Gluck RV- Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Nicholasville Rd
    • Turn onto Cooper Drive; Turn right onto University Drive; Enter the Orange Lot and proceed to the back

 

Silver, Silver AG, Silver GB – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Limestone
    • Turn onto Cooper Drive; Turn right onto University; Use right lane; Turn right onto Farm Rd.; Turn right onto Veteran’s Drive and immediately left into the Silver Lot

 

White/Green (PS#1) – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Tates Creek
    • Turn onto Cooper Drive; Turn right onto Sports Center Drive; White/Green lots will be on your left & right
  • Richmond Road
    • Take Richmond Road to Chinoe Road; Chinoe to Cooper Drive; Take Cooper through Tates Creek; Turn right onto Sports Center Drive; White/Green lots will be on your left & right
  • Alumni Drive from New Circle
    • Take Alumni Drive to Tates Creek; Turn right onto Tates Creek; Turn left onto Cooper Drive; Turn right onto Sports Center Drive; White/Green lots will be on your left & right

 

Yellow – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Nicholasville Rd/Limestone
    • Turn onto Cooper Drive; Turn left onto University Drive; Turn left onto Hospital Drive; Turn left onto Veteran’s Drive, enter Yellow Lot via Parking Structure #1 ramp

 

Yellow/Red – Preferred Route to gain access into the lot:

  • Harrodsburg/Broadway
    • Take Harrodsburg/Broadway to Waller Avenue; Take Waller Avenue/Cooper Drive; Continue on Cooper; Turn left into the YR lot which is prior to University Drive
  • Nicholasville Rd./Limestone
    • Take Nicholasville/Limestone to Cooper Drive; Take Cooper east to Cooper Drive; Continue on Cooper; Turn left into the YR lot which is prior to University Drive

PARKING/TAILGATING

Parking

 

 

2021 UK Football Parking Regulations

 

  • Kroger Field lots are open to fans on game day beginning at 8 a.m.
  • Tow-Behind Trailer Policy
    • To maintain the integrity of reserved parking lots for all guests, tow-behind trailers will not be permitted on paved surface lots within Kroger Field, unless they too have a permit.
    • Guests bringing a tow-behind trailer, without an additional permit, will be directed to the nearest open grass lot. ONLY IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE
    • Guests desiring to bring a tow-behind trailer without a parking permit for the trailer may contact the KFund parking office (859.257.6300) in advance to set up an in-person exchange of their Red, Blue, or Green permit for a grass lot permit.
  • During the two-hour period prior to kickoff, lots will be filled according to availability. If your designated lot is full upon arrival, you will be directed to the next available lot.
  • Lots are reserved, spaces are not. ONE SPACE – ONE VEHICLE.
  • Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • No alcoholic containers are permitted at Kroger Field.
  • UK is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Any duplication or misuse of this permit may result in loss of parking privileges
  • All Motorcycles must have a valid game day permit to park in any reserved lots

With UK Athletics transitioning to mobile ticketing for all events, parking permits will also be issued via mobile delivery and must be accessed via smartphone. Fans are strongly encouraged to download the UK Athletics app and to download their tickets and parking permit prior to arriving at Kroger Field.

Permit Parking MapLarge Image | PDF for printing

 

  • Parking available to season ticket holders – UK Athletics, in collaboration with its on-campus partners, has created additional spaces in lots surrounding Kroger Field. Starting at $168 per pass, parking is available to season ticket holders in select lots and garages. To learn more about season parking options, visit this page. To learn more about season parking options, visit this page

 

Tailgating Policies

  • Tents and trailers are not permitted to be setup until noon on Fridays prior to game day and must be removed by noon on Sundays after game day.
  • Only pop-up tents are permitted for tailgating around Kroger Field. Any tent or structure that requires being staked more than 4 inches into the ground is not permitted on UK grounds.
  • Permanent tailgating structures are prohibited around Kroger Field.
  • Parking lots open at 8 a.m. on game day.
  • Tailgate behind your vehicle.
  • Large industrial-size cookers must be approved by UK Athletics prior to game day. The University of Kentucky Open Flame Policy can be found here.
  • Portable generators must be approved by UK Athletics for use and must have a decibel rating of 60DB or less.
  • Open flames are not permitted without prior authorization from the University Fire Marshal’s office. At least one (1) five-pound all-purpose fire extinguisher (ABC) must be provided by the applicant. Cooking is not permitted within tent without prior authorization of the University Fire Marshal. Charcoal and other flammables must be properly extinguished and disposed of and cannot be placed in any dumpster or trash can. The University of Kentucky Open Flame Policy can be found here. Contact information for the Fire Marshal’s office can be found here.
  • Banners and signage recognizing businesses may not be posted on Kroger Field property unless approved by UK Athletics by calling 218.3716 or emailing BBNfirst@uky.edu
  • Caterers must have proper parking permits to be admitted.
  • No parking on any green space between the Green, Red, and Blue lots.
  • Music should be confined to your tailgate area. Any use of live bands or a DJ must be approved by UK Athletics prior to game day.
  • Tents erected on green space may be no larger than 10′ X 10′, unless otherwise approved by UK Athletics
  • Tents may not be erected in parking spaces unless they too have a permit
  • Fans using a tent or canopy over the tailgate of a vehicle should keep the drive lanes always open for vehicle and emergency traffic.
  • UK is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Do not leave valuables unattended. University Police officers are on patrol, but they are not responsible for your site.
  • Pop-up or portable restrooms brought by tailgaters are prohibited on campus grounds. Please utilize the portable restrooms located around the complex. If you have questions regarding the nearest set of units, please see the staff member at your lot entrance.

 

Motorized Vehicle Policy

In the interest of safety for all guests, pedestrians, etc., guests’ golf cart use will be prohibited at the Kroger Field to include all parking lots, sidewalks, streets, etc. This includes motorized scooters, coolers, mopeds, etc. Guests are asked not to bring golf carts to the complex.

 

Cooper Drive Tailgate & Parking (Non-permitted/visitor tailgating area)

  • Tailgate setups and vehicle parking may begin no earlier than Noon on Fridays prior to Game Day.
  • Beginning Noon on Friday, two vehicles will be permitted to parallel park outside/along painted 6′ restraining line, within each designated tailgate area. Vehicles will be restricted from parking in any water retention ditches, flood areas, sidewalks and otherwise marked of areas
  • A limited number of grass spaces are available to student groups along Cooper Drive on a reserved basis. If students wish to reserve a tailgating space along Cooper Drive, they must contact the Student Center Directors Office by Wednesday of game weeks.
  • Student groups can apply for a tailgating space by visiting the following link: http://meetatbigblue.uky.edu

 

Non-Permit Parking Suggestions

  • On-campus parking is available in the following areas:
  • Parking Structure #2 – accessible from University Drive near the WT Young Library
  • Parking Structure #3 – Kentucky Clinic parking off Virginia Avenue
  • Parking Structure #6 – On the corner of Virginia Avenue and Press Avenue

Non-Permit Parking MapLarge Image | PDF for printing

Ride Sharing

  • UK Athletics has worked with Lyft and Uber to establish a ride-sharing pickup and drop-off point on football game days.
  • The loading and unloading zone is located on Sports Center Drive near the Woodland Glen dorms.
  • Lyft and Uber drivers should proceed down Huguelet Drive, right on University Drive, left on Complex Drive and left on Sports Center Drive to pick up passengers, then right on Woodland Avenue after pickup.
  • UK Athletics requests that all drop-offs and pick-ups take place at the ride sharing loading zone on Sports Center Drive. Access into the complex and parking lots is reserved for guests with a valid parking permit.
  • Ride Sharing Map (PDF)

 

Disability Services

  • With a valid state-issued disabled hang tag fans can park in the non-reserved disabled lot located at the corner of University Drive and Farm Road. The capacity of lot is 120 vehicles. This lot will operate on a first come, first served bases. The cost per vehicle is $35, new in 2021 we will only accept card. Once the Non-Reserved Disabled Lot is full, guests will be directed to park in Parking Structures 2, 3 or 6.
  • Shuttle : Begins two hours before kickoff. Pick up is in the Non-Reserved Disabled Lot (Tobacco Research Center parking lot). Drop off point is Gate 9. Return shuttles begin at the end of the 3rd quarter and continue until 30 minutes after the end of the game.
  • A limited mobility guest golf cart shuttle is available from Gate 6 to any other gate outside of Kroger Field. Golf carts are not permitted to drive into the parking lots for patron assistance. Check with the Guest Services for additional help.
  • Guest Services booths are located Outside of Gates 1, 4, 9 & 12; Inside on the lower concourse near Gates 1, 4, 9 & 12; On the upper concourse near sections 206.

Game day traffic on hospital drive – UK Medical Center Emergency Room

  • Hospital Drive, connecting Limestone and University Drive, will be closed for Emergency Room traffic only on game day.
  • Guests with Parking Structure #1 permits may access Parking Structure #1 via University Drive only.

Sustainability/Recycling

  • The University of Kentucky encourages all guests to recycle. As you tailgate around the stadium, we ask that you place all recyclables into any of the recycling receptacles stationed throughout the area.
  • If you are parking in any of the colored reserved parking lots, you will be given recycling bags as you enter the parking lots. Please deposit aluminum cans, plastic, or glass bottles. Please do not deposit food or paper in these bags. Before you leave the lots to enter the game, please leave your bags behind your vehicle so that bags are accessible for collectors.
  • If you tailgate postgame, please locate the nearest recycling receptacle, and deposit your recyclable beverage containers before you leave.
  • During the game, while inside Kroger Field, please deposit any recyclable beverage containers into the designated blue receptacles.
  • The Big Blue Crew presented by Rubicon will be making their way around stadium parking lots beginning 2-hours prior to assist with distribution of recycling and trash bags.
Kroger Field

TRAFFIC

Ride Sharing

  • UK Athletics is encouraging the use of a dedicated pickup and drop-off point on football game days.
  • The loading and unloading zone is located on Sports Center Drive near the Woodland Glen dorms.
  • Ride-share drivers should proceed down Huguelet Drive, right on University Drive, left on Complex Drive and left on Sports Center Drive to pick up passengers, then right on Woodland Avenue after pickup.
  • UK Athletics requests that all drop-offs and pick-ups take place at the ride sharing loading zone on Sports Center Drive. Access into the complex and parking lots is reserved for guests with a valid parking permit.
  • Only permits will be allowed on Alumni Drive. Ride share services that attempt to access Alumni Drive will be rerouted.
  • Ride Sharing Map (PDF)

Waze

  • The University of Kentucky has partnered with Waze to assist drivers not attending the game in navigating away from the traffic surrounding Kroger Field.
  • The Waze app is available on Apple and Android devices.

Traffic

  • To find specific travel routes into permitted lots, click on the graphic below. Then, click on the three bars in the upper, left-hand corner of the graphic, next to the words “Kentucky Football Parking Map”. Fans traveling in the area but not attending the game are encouraged to use the Waze app, available for Apple and Android devices.
Tailgate

RV Information

RV Information

UK RV Permit FAQ’s

 

What time may I bring my RV on Campus?

  • All permits are permitted into the Main RV & Gluck RV lots beginning at 8 pm on Friday evenings.
  • All RV’s must remain in their respective reserved lot throughout the duration of Friday evening & game day Saturdays.

How may I park in the Game Day RV or Gluck Lot?

  • Main RV & Gluck RV Permits are numbered according to assigned stalls in the Main RV lot. RV Stalls are not first come/first served. Each aisle will be labeled with the corresponding numbers. RV’s and all equipment must remain within assigned stalls.

Is an automobile in-tow permitted into the RV Lot?

  • Personal vehicles will NOT be permitted inside the RV & Gluck RV Lots, vehicles will be required to un-hitch prior to entering. The only two exceptions are:
  • Trucks pulling a 5th wheel or trailer
  • One (1) vehicle with a valid RV permit, in the place of the RV if it isn’t present.
  • An Orange permit will need to be purchased for cars in tow that do not have a valid permit.

May I bring/use a golf cart?

  • Golf carts will not be permitted for guests’ use in and around the Kroger Field complex, to include parking lots, surrounding streets, etc.

What time do I need to remove my RV on Sunday’s after a football home game?

  • All football permitted vehicles must be removed by noon on Sunday’s following a Saturday home football game.

How do I know what stall to park in?

  • All mobile RV permits will have a stall number listed as the seat location.

 

 

Visitor RV Regulations

 

RVs without permits may park in:

  • The Primary Visitor RV Lot is located at the corner of Virginia and Press Avenue
  • The overflow lot is located near the corner of Press and Transcript Avenue
  • These lots are first-come first-served
  • Both visitor RV lots open at 6:00 PM Friday evenings prior to game day. RV parking on campus is not permitted until 6:00 PM on Friday evening prior to game day
  • Both lots are free of charge
  • There are no RV hookups in these lots

RV AlternativePDF for printing

Visitor RV Parking Map: PDF for printing

Non-Permit Parking Map: PDF for printing

 

Should you arrive in Lexington prior to 6:00pm, please check the RV Alternatives PDF. This document is intended to provide ideas for RV parking options in Lexington, until the Visitor RV lot opens at 6:00pm.

TAILGATING PACKAGES

Tailgate Guys – UK Athletics has teamed up with Tailgate Guys, the leader in game day hospitality services nationwide, to offer UK fans turnkey, hassle-free tailgating for home football games. All tailgates are located steps away from Kroger Field and offer a variety of package offerings to accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 200-plus. For more information or to reserve your tailgate now visit www.tailgateguys.com/home/kentucky .

Kroger Field Stadium Map

MAPS

Stadium Information Diagram
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PDF for Printing

Ticket Map
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PDF for Printing

 

Permit Parking Map
Non-Permit Parking Map
Cat Walk

SHUTTLE INFORMATION

Shuttle Info

 

UK Football Express – Virginia Ave. Shuttle – Provided by Lextran

  • Cost: $1 per person each way. Exact change appreciated.
  • Begins 2 hours prior to kick-off and is suspended 30 minutes after kick-off. Payment is $1 per person, one-way, once onboard the bus. PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE!
  • Virginia Ave. Shuttle — Pre-Game Details
    • Pickup at Export Street Plaza
    • Pickup at UK Parking Structure #6 (Virginia Ave. & Press Ave.)**pick up will be at Virginia Avenue
    • Pickup at KY Clinic (along Huguelet Drive)
    • Pickup at Corner of Rose St. & Huguelet Drive
    • Drop off near the corner of Complex and University Dr.
  • Virginia Ave. Shuttle — During Game
    • One bus will continue to operate the Virginia Ave.
    • One bus will continue to operate the Downtown Shuttle on a loop.
  • Virginia Ave. Shuttle — Post-Game Details
    • Begins at the start of the fourth quarter and ends 1-hour post-game
    • Shuttle will pick up at the corner of University Drive by the Seaton Center
    • Drop off at the Corner of Rose St. & Huguelet Drive
    • Drop off at Export St.
    • Drop off at the UK Parking Structure #6 (Virginia Ave. & Press Ave.)

UK Football Express – Virginia Ave. Shuttle Map: PDF for Printing | More info at Lextran website

UK Football Express – Downtown Route – Provided by Lextran

  • Cost: $1 per person each way. Exact change is appreciated.
  • Begins 3 hours prior to kick-off and is suspended 30 minutes after kick-off. Bus fare is $1 each way payable onboard the bus. PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE!!
  • Downtown Shuttle — Pre-Game Details
    • Pickup on High Street in front of the new arena
    • Pickup at the Lextran Transit Center: 150 E. Vine St.
      • Parking is available in the Transit Center Garage. Fee: $3 weekends, and M-F after 5 p.m. More information is available here.
    • Woodland Triangle: Woodland/High/Maxwell @Renadas
    • Shuttle will drop off near the corner of University and Complex Dr., near Parking Structure #1 northwest of Kroger Field
  • Downtown Shuttle — During Game
    • One bus will continue to operate the Virginia Ave. and Downtown Shuttles on a loop.
  • Downtown Shuttle — Post-Game Details
    • Begins at the start of the fourth quarter and ends 1-hour post-game.
    • Shuttle will pick up at the corner of University Drive and Complex Drive (Sign is posted for pick up)
    • Drop off at Woodland Triangle: Woodland/High/Maxwell
    • Drop off at Lextran Transit Center: 200 W. Vine

UK Football Express – Downtown Shuttle Map: PDF for Printing | More Info on Lextran Website

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Eligibility: Full-time University of Kentucky students as well as BCTC students living in UK Campus Housing with a valid UK student ID are eligible to receive student ticket pricing and benefits. The University of Kentucky defines full-time status as:

  • Undergraduate: 12 Credit Hours
  • Graduate: 9 Credit Hours

Entry: Students must enter Kroger Field through Gate 1 with their valid UK student ID and mobile ticket. Student tickets are unable to enter any other gate. The SEC’s clear bag policy will be in place at Kroger Field this season. Visit UKathletics.com/ClearBag for more information.

Seating: At football games, general admission student seating is located in Sections 34-40 of the lower-level east end zone and reserved student tickets will be available in the 200-level, if needed. Upon entry, students will receive a wristband for access to the lower-level east end zone. Once full, students will receive a seat locator with a specific seat in the 200-level. Football seating will be determined upon entry, therefore, students who claim tickets and enter together will be able to sit together.

Tickets: For more information about student passes, pass claim dates, single-game and guest tickets, visit UKStudentTix.com

Kroger Field Exterior

KROGER FIELD A-Z

ADMISSION

All spectators entering Kroger Field must have a valid ticket regardless of age to gain admission. Gates 4, 9, 12 and suites will open two hours prior to kickoff, all other public gates will open 1.5 hours prior to kickoff.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR UK FOOTBALL GAME DAY

University of Kentucky Football

Kroger Field

1540 University Drive

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 218.3716

BBNfirst@uky.edu

 

www.UKathletics.com

 

Twitter: @UKAthletics

 

ANIMALS

Animals or pets of any kind are prohibited with the exception of service animals. Service animals are welcome inside Kroger Field but must remain on a leash or harness at all times. If guests intend to bring a service animal to the stadium, please notify your ticket representative at the time of purchase so that an aisle seat may be reserved.

 

ATMS

Located next to the public elevator doors on the lower concourse inside Gates 1 & 9 and on the upper concourse near section 206. Credit cards are accepted at most concession stands and merchandise locations.

 

AUTOMOBILE ASSISTANCE

Guests with minor automobile problems (jump start, flat tire, etc.) can seek game day assistance from AAA at (859) 233.1111.

 

BAG POLICY

Please see the Kroger Field Clear Bag Policy.

 

BANNERS & SIGNS

Signs must be approved by UK Athletics prior to an event. Banners should in no way infringe on the sight lines of other Kroger Field guests. Signs may not be hung or fastened anywhere in the arena. Small signs should not be commercial or obscene in nature or cause any disturbance with other spectators. UK Athletics reserves the right to remove any banner or sign without exception.

 

CELL PHONES & COMPUTERS

Tablets and laptops are allowed in the stadium as long as their use does not interfere with other guest’s enjoyment of the event. No devices can be plugged into the building’s electrical outlets.

 

THE CAT WALK PRESENTED BY CHEVY

The Cat Walk presented by Chevy begins 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff and is located outside Kroger Field Gate #1 and proceeds between the Kroger Field and the Joe Craft Football Training Facility to Gate #12. Guests are asked to line up on each side of the Cat Walk allowing ample space for the team to walk from the buses to Kroger Field Gate #1. Map of the Cat Walk Route (PDF)

 

CHAIR BACKS

Personal chair backs are permitted as long as they are 18 inches or smaller in width.

 

Chair backs may also be rented on a game-by-game basis for $10 at Kroger Field. Quantities are limited and are only available while supplies last. Sales will begin when gates open, and end when sold out or at the end of the first quarter. They are available on the lower concourse at Gates 1, 4 & 9 and on the upper concourse above gates 1, 4 & 9.

 

Season ticket holders may lease chair backs on a season basis by visiting this link: https://order.seatbacks.com/ukwildcatseats

 

CHAIRS OF HONOR

Four Chairs of Honor were dedicated at Kroger Field by Rolling Thunder during the 2018 season. Chairs of Honor are empty black stadium chairs with a plaque dedicating each one to the soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice, have been held prisoner of war, are listed as missing in action and those currently serving.

 

These Chairs of Honor are located in each corner of the upper concourse of Kroger Field. Fans are encouraged to stop by, learn about the chairs and pay their respects. Rolling Thunder is a nonprofit organization dedicated to publicizing the POW/MIA issue.

 

CLOSED CAPTIONING INSTRUCTIONS

For information on how to access closed captioning at Kroger Field, visit the Closed Captioning Instructions (PDF)

 

CONCESSION SPECIALTIES

Various specialty concessions are available throughout Kroger Field. Credit cards are accepted at most stadium concession stands. Special Kentucky Proud concession items are available at Kroger Field this season. Stadium concessions map (PDF)

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

In order to keep Kentucky Football games as enjoyable as possible for all, the University of Kentucky asks that all patrons respect those around them. The University of Kentucky reserves the right to remove any individual from Kroger Field who displays conduct that may endanger or disrupt players, coaches, officials or other patrons. No refunds are given in such cases.

 

DIAPER CHANGING STATIONS

Diaper changing stations are available in all public and family restrooms in Kroger Field.

 

DISABLED GUEST SERVICES

With a valid state-issued handicap hang tag fans can park in the non-reserved disabled lot located at the corner of University Drive and Farm Road. The capacity of lot is 120 vehicles. This lot will operate on a first come, first served bases. The cost per vehicle is $35, new in 2021 we will only accept card. Once the Non-Reserved Disabled Lot is full, guests will be directed to park in Parking Structures 2 or 6.

 

NRD Shuttle: Begins two hours before kickoff, drop off and pickup point is at Gate 6. Return shuttles begin at the beginning of the 4th quarter and continue until 1 hour after the end of the game.

 

Limited mobility guest golf cart service is available from Gate 6 to any other stadium gate.

 

Contact the main UK ticket office (859) 257.1818 for information regarding accessible seating.

 

 

Guest Services booths are available to address any questions or concerns you may have, and are available in the following locations:  Outside of Gates 1, 4, 9 & 12; Inside on the lower concourse near sections 6, 16, 26 & 36; On the upper concourse near sections 206 & 226.

 

DRONES

The use of drones and any other unmanned or remote-control aircraft is expressly prohibited both inside and in the vicinity of the Kroger Field complex on game day. Any such use is defined as a Violation of National Defense Airspace by the Federal Aviation Administration and violators may be subject to criminal penalties.

 

ELEVATORS

Premium Spaces (Central Bank Club, Longship Club and Lexus Loge Sideline Suite): Accessible from the Commonwealth Tower Lobby between Gates 10 & 11

 

Media: Accessible from Gate 11

 

Public, Disabled & Corner Suites: Located inside Gates 5, 8, 13, 16

 

EMERGENCIES AND EVACUATIONS

In the case of an emergency, please follow the instructions of any game day staff member and public address announcer, proceed to the nearest exit in a calm and safe manner. Guests should use the stairs and ramps as a means of evacuation. Elevators may not be working at the time.

 

ENTRY

Fans are encouraged to make an early entry to Kroger Field for all games. Long lines develop at some stadium gates just prior to kickoff, spectators can ease congestion by entering earlier. Fans should enter the stadium at the assigned gate that will be listed on their mobile ticket.

 

EVENT RENTALS

For information about renting space in Kroger Field for your next event, please visit Kroger Field Event Rentals.

 

FAMILY RESTROOMS

There are family restrooms located on the lower concourse near section 4 and 24 and on the upper concourse near section 20, 40, 204 and 224.

 

FIRST AID LOCATIONS

North side lower concourse near section 9

South side lower concourse near section 22

East side upper concourse next to the Gate 16 elevator

West side upper concourse next to the Gate 8 elevator

 

FOOD TRUCKS

For each game, food trucks will be located outside Gate 4 in the Big Blue Zone. Food and drink items purchased from the food trucks cannot be brought into Kroger Field.

 

GAME DAY ASSISTANCE

The Game Day Assistance program enables fans to start a conversation with UK Athletics staff. Fans can text UK MESSAGE & SEAT LOCATION to 69050.

 

GAME FIELD

In the interest of participant, staff and spectator safety, public access to the playing field, at any time, is strictly prohibited. SEC rules prohibit fans from running onto the field and violators are subject to arrest and prosecution. Additionally, the three-tiered SEC fine structure for fans on the field has increased from $5,000/$25,000/$50,000 to $50,000/$100,000/$250,000. Please help UK Athletics keep these resources focused towards supporting our student-athletes and programs and keep off the field of play post-game.

 

GOLF CARTS

In the interest of safety for all guests and pedestrians, guests’ golf cart use will be prohibited in the Kroger Field Complex to include all parking lots, sidewalks, streets, etc. This policy includes motorized scooters, coolers, mopeds etc. Guests are asked not to bring golf carts to the complex.

 

GUEST SERVICES

University of Kentucky Athletics strives to ensure a positive game day experience for all fans. While inside Kroger Field, Guest Service Desks are available to assist you with questions or concerns you may have while attending a game.

 

Outside of Gates 1, 4, 9 & 12; Inside on the lower concourse near Gates 1, 4, 9, 12; On the upper concourse near sections 206.

 

Interior Guest Services locations open two hours prior to kick off when gates open and remain open until the stadium is clear of all spectators. Exterior Guest Services locations will open 3 hours prior to the event start.

 

Guest Service locations inside Kroger Field provide:

 

Diagrams and other important game day information

Assistance with location of seats, restrooms, ATM’s, and other areas of Kroger Field

Lost-child wristbands – parents may wristband their children and register contact information with guest services to facilitate a quick recovery of lost children, should the situation arise.

Guest services staff members are prepared to answer any and all questions or concerns regarding game day experiences.

 

Guest Services staff including ushers, ticket takers and security officers are available to assist guests throughout the duration of the event.

 

LOST AND FOUND

During the game, items will be taken to the Police Assistance Location between Sections 3 & 4 on the north lower concourse (spectators can also drop off any items found here as well). Post-game, items can be claimed by calling the UK Police Department at (859) 257.1616.

 

LOST CHILDREN

Parents and guardians with a lost child should contact the nearest police officer or UK Athletics staff member. If a child gets separated, he or she should notify the nearest police officer or UK Athletics staff member. Wristbands may be picked up at any guest services location. The wristband allows a parent or guardian to fill out section, row, and seat number in case the child becomes separated from their party.

 

NURSING MOTHERS

There are six family restrooms located throughout the stadium that will accommodate nursing mothers. They are located on the lower concourse near section 4 and 24 and on the upper concourse near section 20, 40, 204 and 224. Additionally, there are four first-aid locations that will accommodate nursing mothers.

 

New to Kroger Field in 2021 is the Nursing Mother’s Suite. The suite is located on the lower north concourse, next to section 3. The suite provides another private area for nursing mother’s, fully equipped with furniture, sink, refrigerator and tv to continue watching the game!

 

PETS

Pets, with the exception for service dogs, are prohibited from entering Kroger Field and surrounding parking lots/tailgating areas.

 

PHONE NUMBERS (area code 859)

Event Management/Game Day Assistance – 218.3716

First Aid – 323.3819

Football Parking – 257.6300

Lost & Found – 257.1616 (UK Police Department)

Suites – 257.1757

Ticket Office – 257.1818

UK Campus Parking – 257.5757

UK Police – 257.1616

University Switch Board – 257.9000

 

POLICE ASSISTANCE LOCATION

Between Sections 3 & 4 on the north lower concourse.

 

PROGRAMS & OFFICIAL FOOTBALL YEARBOOKS

Official Football yearbooks are available for purchase prior to kickoff at all yearbook stands throughout the concourse. Yearbook stands are located at gates 1, 3, 4, 9, 11 and 12.

 

Digital Game Day guides are available to download before the game or by scanning the QR code found at the yearbook stands and interior guests services stands.

 

PROMOTIONS

Sept. 4  – ULM

Scout Day

 

Sept. 11 – Missouri

Military/Heroes Day Appreciation

 

Sept. 18 – Chattanooga

Extra Yard for Teachers | Fellowship Day | Family Weekend | Alumni Band Day

 

Oct. 2 – Florida

Ag Roundup

 

Oct. 9 – LSU

Homecoming | Golden Wildcat Reunion

 

Nov. 6 – Tennessee

Hall of Fame Weekend | Solute to Veterans

 

Nov. 20 – New Mexico State

Senior Day | Youth Sports & Activities Day

 

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE WELCOME INSIDE:

BOTTLE OF WATER Unopened, smaller than one liter

PERSONAL CHAIR BACKS Maximum width 18 inches

BAGS One per person, must be clear and not exceed 12 x 6 x 12; all bags are subject to search Clear Bag Policy

STROLLERS Small collapsible style that fits under a stadium seat; strollers are subject to search

CAMERA LENSES Maximum length 6 inches; no detachable lenses

SERVICE ANIMALS Accompanied by guests with disabilities or a trainer

 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED INSIDE:

Outside food and drinks, including alcoholic beverages

Outside food and drink containers, including hard-shell koozies

All weapons, including firearms, carried either concealed or openly are prohibited items at UK’s Kroger Field per KRS 237.115. Anyone in violation of this will not be granted entrance into Kroger Field.

Portable heaters & combustibles

Glass, aluminum containers and ice chests

Artificial noisemakers, irritants and laser pointers

All illegal substances, tobacco products and electronic cigarettes

Large bags

Pets

Unmanned aircrafts

Inflatables

Poles, extensions or selfie sticks

Backpacks

Purses larger than a clutch that are not clear

 

The use of drones and any other unmanned or remote control aircraft is expressly prohibited both inside and in the vicinity of the Kroger Field complex on game day. Any such use is defined as a Violation of National Defense Airspace by the Federal Aviation Administration and violators may be subject to criminal penalties.

 

Inclement weather reminder – Fans will be able to bring blankets and coats that will not fit in a compliant bag by tossing them over a shoulder or arm. Umbrellas are also permitted, but may not be opened in the seating area.

 

 

PREMIUM SEATING

For information regarding gameday suites and hospitality, please visit UK Athletics Hospitality.

 

PROJECTILES

To ensure the safety of all guests and participants, the throwing of any objects is strictly prohibited. Guests identified throwing any objects are subject to ejection and potential prosecution.

 

RE-ENTRY POLICY

As per SEC policy, guests are not permitted to exit and re-enter Kroger Field on the same ticket.

 

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

Ticketmaster

Rupp Arena Box Office

ReplyBuy

FEVO

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.

 

 

 

RESTROOMS

All exterior restrooms will open at 8:00 am on game day, regardless of kickoff time. Exterior stadium restrooms will be available from 8:00 am until an hour and a half prior to kickoff. The four exterior stadium restrooms are located near gate 3 and between gates 9 & 10 near the ticket office. Portable restrooms are dispersed throughout the stadium complex and in parking areas. There are family restrooms located on the lower concourse near section 4 and 24 and on the upper concourse near section 20, 40, 204 and 224.

 

 

RIDE SHARING

UK Athletics has worked with Lyft and Uber to establish a ride-sharing pickup and drop-off point on football game days. The loading and unloading zone is located on Sports Center Drive near the Woodland Glen dorms. Lyft and Uber drivers should proceed down Huguelet Drive, right on University Drive, left on Complex Drive and left on Sports Center Drive to pick up passengers, then right on Woodland Avenue after pickup. Ride Sharing Map (PDF)

 

SECURITY CHECKS

Kroger Field Clear Bag Policy

 

To improve public safety and help speed entry, the SEC has adopted a league-wide clear bag policy for all football games and we are implementing the policy accordingly at Kroger Field. Each fan, will be permitted to carry one large clear bag – either a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag or a 12″ x 6″ x 12″ clear bag – plus a small clutch that does not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″. A clear bag shall be clear from top-to-bottom and up to a 2″ trim/border on the bag is generally acceptable. The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and is also easily searched. If you have any questions about the policy, please contact 859.218.3716 or BBNfirst@uky.edu

 

SHUTTLE INFO

 

UK Football Express – Virginia Ave. Shuttle – Provided by Lextran

  • Cost: $1 per person each way. Exact change appreciated.
  • Begins 2 hours prior to kick-off and is suspended 30 minutes after kick-off. Payment is $1 per person, one-way, once onboard the bus. PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE!
  • Virginia Ave. Shuttle — Pre-Game Details
    • Pickup at Export Street Plaza
    • Pickup at UK Parking Structure #6 (Virginia Ave. & Press Ave.)**pick up will be at Virginia Avenue
    • Pickup at KY Clinic (along Huguelet Drive)
    • Pickup at Corner of Rose St. & Huguelet Drive
    • Drop off near the corner of Complex and University Dr.
  • Virginia Ave. Shuttle — During Game
    • One bus will continue to operate the Virginia Ave.
    • One bus will continue to operate the Downtown Shuttle on a loop.
  • Virginia Ave. Shuttle — Post-Game Details
    • Begins at the start of the fourth quarter and ends 1-hour post-game
    • Shuttle will pick up at the corner of University Drive by the Seaton Center
    • Drop off at the Corner of Rose St. & Huguelet Drive
    • Drop off at Export St.
    • Drop off at the UK Parking Structure #6 (Virginia Ave. & Press Ave.)

UK Football Express – Virginia Ave. Shuttle Map: PDF for Printing | More info at Lextran website

UK Football Express – Downtown Route – Provided by Lextran

  • Cost: $1 per person each way. Exact change is appreciated.
  • Begins 3 hours prior to kick-off and is suspended 30 minutes after kick-off. Bus fare is $1 each way payable onboard the bus. PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE!!
  • Downtown Shuttle — Pre-Game Details
    • Pickup on High Street in front of the new arena
    • Pickup at the Lextran Transit Center: 150 E. Vine St.
      • Parking is available in the Transit Center Garage. Fee: $3 weekends, and M-F after 5 p.m. More information is available here.
    • Woodland Triangle: Woodland/High/Maxwell @Renadas
    • Shuttle will drop off near the corner of University and Complex Dr., near Parking Structure #1 northwest of Kroger Field
  • Downtown Shuttle — During Game
    • One bus will continue to operate the Virginia Ave. and Downtown Shuttles on a loop.
  • Downtown Shuttle — Post-Game Details
    • Begins at the start of the fourth quarter and ends 1-hour post-game.
    • Shuttle will pick up at the corner of University Drive and Complex Drive (Sign is posted for pick up)
    • Drop off at Woodland Triangle: Woodland/High/Maxwell
    • Drop off at Lextran Transit Center: 200 W. Vine

UK Football Express – Downtown Shuttle Map: PDF for Printing | More Info on Lextran Website

 

SMOKING & TOBACCO

 

The use of all tobacco products and electronic cigarettes is prohibited inside and outside on University of Kentucky’s campus, including Kroger Field and surrounding parking lots. Nicorette gum will be available at the Kroger Simple Truth stand.

 

STADIUM GATES

As you enter/exit Kroger Field gates, please be extremely cautious of vehicle traffic in surrounding lots and follow instructions of parking lot attendants. Gates 4, 9, 12 and suites will open two hours prior to kickoff. All other public gates will open 1.5 hours prior to kickoff. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and should enter the stadium at the assigned gate that will be listed on their mobile ticket.

 

STADIUM SEAT SAFETY

Standing or stepping on stadium seats may lead to serious bodily injury. UK Athletics requests, for your safety and other stadium guests, that you do not step, stand or use seats in a manner other than intended at Kroger Field.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

UK Athletics strives to aid and advance sustainability efforts, in both the UK Campus and Lexington communities, through recycling initiatives. We encourage every UK fan to be an active participant in this important initiative both in the parking lots and inside Kroger Field.

Please take a complimentary recycling bag at your parking lot entrance, once the bag is full place it behind your car where it will be picked up post-game.

 

STROLLERS

Strollers may be brought into Kroger Field, provided they are a small collapsible style that can fit under a stadium seat/row without restricting entrance and exit. Strollers are subject to search upon entering Kroger Field.

 

TAILGATING

  • Tents and trailers are not permitted to be setup until noon on Fridays prior to game day and must be removed by noon on Sundays after game day.
  • Only pop-up tents are permitted for tailgating around Kroger Field. Any tent or structure that requires being staked more than 4 inches into the ground is not permitted on UK grounds.
  • Permanent tailgating structures are prohibited around Kroger Field.
  • Parking lots open at 8 a.m. on game day.
  • Tailgates must take place at the back of vehicles.
  • Large industrial-size cookers must be approved by UK Athletics prior to game day.
  • Portable generators must be approved by UK Athletics for use and must have a decibel rating of 60DB or less.
  • Open flames are not permitted without prior authorization from the University Fire Marshal’s office. At least one (1) five-pound all-purpose fire extinguisher (ABC) must be provided by the applicant. Cooking is not permitted within tent without prior authorization of the University Fire Marshal. Charcoal and other flammables must be properly extinguished and disposed of and cannot be placed in any dumpster or trash can.
  • Banners and signage recognizing businesses may not be posted on Kroger Field property unless approved by UK Athletics.
  • Caterers must have proper parking permits to be admitted.
  • No parking on any green space between the Green, Red, and Blue lots.
  • Music should be confined to your tailgate area. Any use of live bands or a DJ must be approved by UK Athletics prior to game day.
  • Tents erected on green space may be no larger than 10′ X 10′, unless otherwise approved by UK Athletics
  • Tents may not be erected in parking spaces unless they too have a permit
  • Fans using a tent or canopy over the tailgate of a vehicle should keep the drive lanes open at all times for vehicle and emergency traffic.
  • UK is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Do not leave valuables unattended. University Police officers are on patrol, but they are not responsible for your site.
  • Pop-up or portable restrooms brought by tailgaters are prohibited on campus grounds. Please utilize the portable restrooms located around the complex. If you have questions regarding the nearest set of units, please see the staff member at your lot entrance.

For tailgating inquiries and approvals please contact BBNfirst@uky.edu.

 

A limited number of grass spaces are available to student groups along Cooper Drive on a reserved basis. If students wish to reserve a tailgating space along Cooper Drive they must contact the Student Center Directors Office by Wednesday of game weeks.

 

Students can apply for a tailgating space by visiting the following link: http://meetatbigblue.uky.edu  

 

TAILGATE GUYS

Kentucky has teamed up with Tailgate Guys, the leader in game day hospitality services nationwide, to offer UK fans turn-key, hassle-free tailgating for home football games! (Click here for more information).

 

TEXT ASSISTANCE

The Game Day Assistance program enables fans to start a conversation with UK Athletics staff. Fans can text UK MESSAGE & SEAT LOCATION to 69050.

 

TICKETS

The UK Ticket Office is located in the Joe Craft Center and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Fans may contact the main ticket office in advance of game day by calling (800) 928-2287. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the UK Ticket Office website.

On game day, the UK Ticket Office is located at Kroger Field, between gates 9 and 10. This serves as the primary location for ticket resolution, ticket sales and will call. Game day ticket windows open four hours prior to kickoff and close five minutes into the third quarter. Game day phone hours will vary based on kickoff time. Advance ticket sales are strongly encouraged, and payment cards are preferred in order to limit handling of cash. Will Call drop-offs are not permitted on game day, and all sales are final.

Mobile Ticketing & Parking: UK Athletics is fully transitioning to mobile ticketing at all venues, as announced in the fall of 2020. All tickets will be mobile and no physical season ticket books will be printed. Season and individual game buyers will use the UK Athletics App to access and manage their tickets. Season ticket holders may also manage their tickets by visiting UKathletics.com/MyUKAccount from their mobile device’s web browser. Mobile ticketing allows fans to text, email and add tickets directly to their smartphone.

• Visit UKathletics.com/MobileTickets for complete information, including step-by-step instructions and frequently asked questions.
• Season parking permits will also be issued via mobile delivery, and ticket holders with parking will access and display their parking permits on their smartphone for entry into the stadium lots.
• Fans are strongly encouraged to view tickets and parking permits and save them to their phone’s digital wallet (Apple Wallet or Google Pay) in advance of arriving at Kroger Field.
• Parking permits will be scanned at lot entry, so fans should be sure to have their mobile permit ready prior to leaving home. Fans may be asked to show the permit on their phone prior to arriving at their lot entrance, to assist traffic personnel to efficiently sort and direct vehicles approaching the complex.
• Visit the Directions section above to find specific directions into each permitted parking lot. It is important for all permit holders to follow the outlined traffic routes to access their specific parking lot.
• Fans should enter the stadium at the assigned gate listed on their mobile ticket.
• For assistance with mobile ticketing, please contact the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287 or uktickets@uky.edu in advance of game day.

Admission (Infant Tickets): All persons entering the stadium, regardless of age, must have a ticket or credential. Fans wishing to bring an infant (12 months & under) may purchase a lap ticket at a discounted rate of $10. This ticket will allow the infant to enter the venue, but the infant must sit on their parent/guardian’s lap. If a seat must be occupied by the infant and/or carrier, a regular ticket must be purchased. Lap tickets are only available on game day and must be purchased in person at the Kroger Field Ticket Office between gates 9 & 10. Lap tickets are only available for regular-season home football games.

Pass Outs: Per SEC 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 fans with a ticketing experienced that is convenient, safe and secure. In accordance with this and with the transition to fully mobile ticketing, print-at-home paper tickets (PDFs) are not accepted at any UK Athletics venue. PDF tickets were discontinued prior to the 2019 season to further combat fraud and counterfeiting commonly associated with these types of tickets. For more information about mobile ticketing, please visit UKathletics.com/MobileTickets.

Resale & Ticket Security: UK Athletics 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 resale and ticket security, please visit UKathletics.com/TicketSecurity.

Seating Charts: View Kroger Field seating and parking permit diagrams here.

Terms & Conditions: View complete ticket terms & conditions here.

 

Seating Chart: View Kroger Field seating and permit parking diagrams seating and Parking (PDF)

 

Terms & Conditions: View complete ticket terms and conditions here.

 

 

UMBRELLAS

Umbrellas may be brought to the stadium but may not be opened in the seating areas.

 

WATER

Guests are permitted to enter with one unopened bottle of water smaller than a liter through the entry gates at Kroger Field. In addition to water fountains located in the stadium, complimentary water is available on the concourse throughout Kroger Field.

 

WAZE

The University of Kentucky has partnered with Waze to assist drivers not attending the game in navigating traffic around the Kroger Field complex. The Waze app is available on Apple and Android devices.

 

WEAPONS

All weapons, including firearms, carried either concealed or openly are prohibited items at UK’s Kroger Field per KRS 237.115. Anyone in violation of this will not be granted entrance into Kroger Field.

 

WILDCAT PARK

The location of the Tailgate Guys and the President’s Office Pavilion., outside of Gate 9.

 

WILL CALL

Public: Between Gates 9 & 10; opens 4 hours prior to kickoff. The ticket office will close 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter.

 

UK & Visiting Team Player Guest: Between Gates 2 & 3; opens 2 hours prior to kickoff.

 

Media: Gate 11; opens 3 hours prior to kickoff.

Kroger Field Media Center

TICKETS

The UK Ticket Office is located in the Joe Craft Center and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Fans may contact the main ticket office in advance of game day by calling (800) 928-2287. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the UK Ticket Office website.

On game day, the UK Ticket Office is located at Kroger Field, between gates 9 and 10. This serves as the primary location for ticket resolution, ticket sales and will call. Game day ticket windows open four hours prior to kickoff and close five minutes into the third quarter. Game day phone hours will vary based on kickoff time. Advance ticket sales are strongly encouraged, and payment cards are preferred in order to limit handling of cash. Will Call drop-offs are not permitted on game day, and all sales are final.

Mobile Ticketing & Parking: UK Athletics is fully transitioning to mobile ticketing at all venues, as announced in the fall of 2020. All tickets will be mobile and no physical season ticket books will be printed. Season and individual game buyers will use the UK Athletics App to access and manage their tickets. Season ticket holders may also manage their tickets by visiting UKathletics.com/MyUKAccount from their mobile device’s web browser. Mobile ticketing allows fans to text, email and add tickets directly to their smartphone.

• Visit UKathletics.com/MobileTickets for complete information, including step-by-step instructions and frequently asked questions.
• Season parking permits will also be issued via mobile delivery, and ticket holders with parking will access and display their parking permits on their smartphone for entry into the stadium lots.
• Fans are strongly encouraged to view tickets and parking permits and save them to their phone’s digital wallet (Apple Wallet or Google Pay) in advance of arriving at Kroger Field.
• Parking permits will be scanned at lot entry, so fans should be sure to have their mobile permit ready prior to leaving home. Fans may be asked to show the permit on their phone prior to arriving at their lot entrance, to assist traffic personnel to efficiently sort and direct vehicles approaching the complex.
• Visit the Directions section above to find specific directions into each permitted parking lot. It is important for all permit holders to follow the outlined traffic routes to access their specific parking lot.
• Fans should enter the stadium at the assigned gate listed on their mobile ticket.
• For assistance with mobile ticketing, please contact the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287 or uktickets@uky.edu in advance of game day.

Admission (Infant Tickets): All persons entering the stadium, regardless of age, must have a ticket or credential. Fans wishing to bring an infant (12 months & under) may purchase a lap ticket at a discounted rate of $10. This ticket will allow the infant to enter the venue, but the infant must sit on their parent/guardian’s lap. If a seat must be occupied by the infant and/or carrier, a regular ticket must be purchased. Lap tickets are only available on game day and must be purchased in person at the Kroger Field Ticket Office between gates 9 & 10. Lap tickets are only available for regular-season home football games.

Pass Outs: Per SEC 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 fans with a ticketing experienced that is convenient, safe and secure. In accordance with this and with the transition to fully mobile ticketing, print-at-home paper tickets (PDFs) are not accepted at any UK Athletics venue. PDF tickets were discontinued prior to the 2019 season to further combat fraud and counterfeiting commonly associated with these types of tickets. For more information about mobile ticketing, please visit UKathletics.com/MobileTickets.

Resale & Ticket Security: UK Athletics 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 resale and ticket security, please visit UKathletics.com/TicketSecurity.

Seating Charts: View Kroger Field seating and parking permit diagrams here.

Terms & Conditions: View complete ticket terms & conditions here.