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JOHN CROPP STADIUM
556 Wildcat Court 
Lexington, KY 40506

ADMISSION
Spectators ages 6 and up entering John Cropp Stadium must have a valid ticket regardless of age to gain admission.
 
CODE OF CONDUCT
The University of Kentucky asks that all guests respect others around them to keep UK Softball 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 John Cropp Stadium. No refunds are given in such cases.

CONTACT INFORMATION
UK Event Management: (859) 323-3716
UK Ticket Office: (859) 257-1818
Social Media: @UKSoftball
 
DISABILITY SERVICES
Parking: Accessible parking (first-come; first-served) is available near the entrance to John Cropp Stadium in the lower paved lot. Vehicles must show a valid state-issued hangtag.
 
Seating: Accessible seating is located at the bottom of sections B & F (accessible via the ramps on 1st/3rd base sides) and the top of Sections B, D & F (accessible via the elevator behind home plate-Level 2).
 
EMERGENCIES & 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.
 
LOST & FOUND
Items and reports should be submitted to Event Staff. After the game, remaining lost items will be turned over to UK Police (859) 257-1616.
 
MERCHANDISE
The UK Team shop will be located on the lower concourse, inside of the entrance.
 
PARKING
Parking is available beginning 2-hours prior to first pitch. A limited number of accessible parking spaces will be available near the entrance to John Cropp Stadium. Please see the Parking (linked) page for a diagram.
 
A shuttle from select pickup locations to John Cropp Stadium will be available beginning 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to first pitch and will continue until 30 minutes after the game is scheduled to begin. The shuttle will resume 1 hour and 30 minutes after first pitch and will continue to run until 30 minutes after the end of the game.
Shuttles will run continuously on days when there are multiple games.

 
PROHIBITED ITEMS – STRICTLY ENFORCED
Alcohol
Aluminum Containers
Animals (with the exception of service dogs)
Artificial Noisemakers
Combustible Heaters
Containers (aluminum, glass, etc.)
Flash Cameras
Food
Ice/Ice Chests
Large bags (accepted bag size is 12 x 6 x 12)
Smoking & Vaping
All weapons, including firearms, carried either concealed or openly are prohibited items at UK Athletic Facilities per KRS 237.115. Anyone in violation of this will not be granted entrance.

PROHIBITED ITEMS – MUST BE APPROVED BY UK ATHLETICS PRIOR TO BEING CARRIED INTO THE FACILITY.
Approved Banners and Signs May Not Be Affixed to Any Part of the Facility, They May Only Be Held.
Banners
Flags
Poles/Extensions
Signs
One unopened bottle of water
Standard outdoor folding chair – for Berm seating only, not permitted on concourse. Chairs are subject to search and may not be left at the facility.

RAINOUTS, DELAYS & CANCELLATIONS
In the event of impending inclement weather, please follow @UKSoftball on twitter to confirm the status of the game. In the case of a delay or cancellation, the ticket(s) issued for that game will be honored for the date of the makeup game. Some exclusions apply.
 
SEATING
Sections A, B, C, E, F, G & the berm are general admission seating. Section D is reserved for season ticket holders.
John Cropp Stadium Seating Chart (PDF)

TAILGATING
 
All Parking lots open at 8 a.m. on game day.
 
Tailgates must take place at the back vehicles, not blocking the drive lanes.
 
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 in any 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 travel lanes open for vehicular 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.
 
For tailgating inquiries and approvals please contact UK Event Management at BBNfirst@uky.edu
 
 
TICKETS
Tickets for Softball are sold through the UK Ticket Office. Phone: (859) 257.1818.
Season Tickets
Reserved $80
General Admission $53
GA Single Game
Adults: $8.00
Seniors/Youth: $5.00
Reserved Single Game
(All ages): $10
Kids 5 and Under: Free
Faculty/Staff: Free w/ID plus 1 guest
UK Student: Free w/ ID
                 
 
For information about hosting Birthday Parties at John Cropp Stadium please contact the UK Ticket Office.
Discounted group tickets prices are available by calling the UK Ticket Office in advance of the game. To receive the group rate, 20 or more tickets must be purchased.
 
TIMELINE
The Ticket Office and stadium gates will open 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to first pitch.
 
TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Tobacco products and electronic cigarettes are prohibited on the University of Kentucky campus.
 
TWITTER
For real-time updates regarding game day information, follow UK Softball on Twitter @UKSoftball.
 
WEATHER POLICY
In the case of inclement weather, a decision will be made to postpone or reschedule games. Follow @UKSoftball on Twitter for the latest game day updates.
 

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