Heroes’ Day Set for Sept. 15 vs. Murray State

by Guy Ramsey

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky football’s annual Heroes’ Day game is set for the Wildcats’ home game vs. Murray State at noon on Sept. 15 at Kroger Field.
UK Athletics is proud to honor all active and reserve members of the armed forces along with police, firefighters and first responders on Heroes’ Day. Members of these groups may receive two complimentary tickets to the game by presenting a valid service ID, while supplies last.
Tickets will be available at the Joe Craft Center ticket office beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11 and throughout game week from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Tickets can also be picked up on game day beginning at 8 a.m. at the Kroger Field ticket office, located between gates 9 and 10.
Along with complimentary tickets for heroes, UK Athletics is proud to offer specially priced tickets for the Murray State game that will benefit Homes For Our Troops (HFOT). Fans can order tickets directly through a special website,, and $5 of every $31 ticket sold through this site will go directly to HFOT.
HFOT builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis and/or severe traumatic brain injury. These homes restore some of the freedom and independence veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to program services for veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
HFOT is currently the sole beneficiary of the Swings for Soldiers Classic, the golf event founded by UK football great and NFL tight end Jacob Tamme.
Among the tentative plans for Heroes’ Day are a football-field sized American flag for the national anthem, which will be presented by the UK Air Force ROTC and UK Army ROTC, recognition of personnel throughout the game and military VIPs in attendance.
The Wildcat Marching Band will also perform at halftime accompanied by pyrotechnics, paying special tribute to military.
A variety of ticket options are still available for the 2018 season. Single-game tickets, starting at $32, are available online at
Six-game season ticket packages are now available at, starting at $228. Fans are able to use the Kentucky Football Virtual Venue to view and compare available seat locations and see a 360-degree virtual view from the seats inside Kroger Field. Fans can view a seating chart with the various pricing levels here.

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