Football: Fan Day, Presented by Big O Tires, Returns Aug. 6

Football: Fan Day, Presented by Big O Tires, Returns Aug. 6

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The schedule has been set for Kentucky Football Fan Day, presented by Big O Tires, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The main attraction for the popular annual event will be an open practice on the practice fields at the Joe Craft Football Training Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

Fan Day is open to the public and admission is free. Free parking will be available in the blue lot at Kroger Field. Fans can begin entering the facility at 10 a.m. at the practice field gate in the plaza outside Gate 12 of Kroger Field. 

Fans will be asked to stay behind the rope line on the perimeter of the practice field, which will be controlled by UK event management staff.

Fan Day will also feature a call to action for fans to consider a contribution to the Red Cross to support people affected by the floods in Kentucky. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from the disaster. Signs with QR codes to the donation page will be posted throughout the facility.

Free Kentucky football posters for the 2022 season presented by Kroger will be available at Fan Day. The UK Bookstore will be selling UK merchandise in the plaza as well.

Fans can take photos with UK’s trophies from the Wildcats’ four consecutive bowl game victories, plus the Governor’s Cup throughout the day.

Those in attendance are reminded to consider the latest health and safety protocols on the UK campus. Prizes will be awarded throughout the event. Players and coaches will also have the opportunity to throw mini footballs and other prizes to those in attendance at the conclusion of practice.

UK’s ticket sales staff will be on hand to discuss ticket packages for the 2022 season with interested fans.

UK concessions will sell pre-packaged snacks and bottled water.

Fan Day will take place the first Saturday of fall camp, the official start of preparations for the 2022 season. The Wildcats are coming off their fourth consecutive bowl victory, a thrilling 20-17 win over Iowa in the Citrus Bowl.

In the case of inclement weather, Fan Day will be canceled. Check and the @UKathletics Twitter for updates on Saturday.

The Wildcats begin the 2022 season Sept. 3 in Kroger Field against Miami (Ohio) at 7 p.m. ET. The Wildcats travel to Florida for the first Southeastern Conference game of the year on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. ET. UK returns home to play host to Youngstown State on Sept. 17 at noon ET, and the first SEC home game is Oct. 8 vs. South Carolina.

Fans interested in season-ticket purchases for the highly-anticipated 2022 season can visit for ticket prices and more information. Ticket packages start at just $225, offering a significant savings over single-game ticket prices. Fans may work together with a personal ticketing consultant to compare and purchase available seat locations by requesting a call or by contacting the UK Sales Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 1). Additionally, information on student season tickets will be available later in July and will be posted online at as it is finalized. 

UK Athletics and REVELxp have teamed up once again this year to offer turnkey, hassle-free tailgating for Kentucky football fans! All tailgates are located steps away from Kroger Field and offer a variety of package offerings to accommodate all groups. To learn more about tailgate packages, click here. 

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