UK Gymnastics Releases Arena Capacity, Ticket Options for 2021
LEXINGTON, Ky. – In preparation for the return of Kentucky gymnastics, UK Athletics has received reduced capacity guidelines from state health officials for the 2021 season and has designed a distanced seating plan to host fans at Memorial Coliseum in the healthiest manner possible.
The plan is focused on the recommended health and safety protocols for the well-being of all student-athletes, fans and staff.
At this point, the anticipated attendance for this season at Memorial Coliseum is up to 15% of normal arena capacity. All plans are subject to change based on evolving information as well as local, state and national public health developments.
The 2021 season schedule, which was released recently, includes home meets against Auburn (Jan. 15), Alabama (Jan. 29), Arkansas (Feb. 12) and LSU (Feb. 26).
UK Athletics has taken advice from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, UK health officials, the city of Lexington and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In response, UK’s plan includes a number of new measures to promote a healthy game-day experience at Memorial Coliseum. These measures include, but are not limited to:
- Enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures throughout the arena prior to and during all events
- Mobile ticketing to reduce contact between staff and fans
- Requiring face coverings for all fans at all times, with the exception of when fans are actively eating or drinking while sitting in their seats
- Requiring fans to keep the proper physical distance
- Providing signage in common areas to assist with physical distancing
- Locating hand sanitization and washing stations located throughout the arena
- Discouraging the bringing of bags of any sort. Only small, clear bags will be admitted
A complete list of the new game day regulations is available at the UK Athletics Gameday website.
Fans with pre-existing health conditions, or those who are at a greater risk, should consider not attending sporting events at this time. Even with these measures in place, UK Athletics can, in no way, guarantee that fans will not be exposed to COVID-19.
TICKET INFORMATION AND OPTIONS
Tickets for the 2021 UK gymnastics season will be sold on a single-meet only basis.
Available tickets will be physically distanced throughout Memorial Coliseum and ticket holders will be required to stay in assigned seats.
Fans will receive their tickets via mobile delivery and must scan them on a mobile device for entry at Memorial Coliseum.
Season ticket holders who are not able to attend meets this season are encouraged to consider a charitable gift in support of UK Athletics and the new Ev’ry Wildcat Fund. This new fund will be used to sustain the mission of UK Athletics, serving our student-athletes, during these unprecedented times. Gifts will directly assist in supporting scholarships for more than 500 UK student-athletes.
Current season ticket holders will have a priority window starting Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 9:00 a.m. to purchase single meet tickets. Current season ticket holders will receive an email today with further details. General public sales will begin Friday, Dec. 18 at 9:00 a.m. ET, based on availability. Ticket holders are encouraged to regularly monitor their email for additional updates leading up to the home opener.
All current season ticket holders will have the ability to renew their original seat locations for the 2022 season, regardless of their choice in attending meets this winter.
For more information on the UK gymnastics team, visit https://ukathletics.com/sports/womens-gymnastics and follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.