Kentucky Football’s 2024 Schedule Revealed
Eight home games and a matchup with first-time league foe Texas highlight the University of Kentucky’s football schedule in 2024, which was announced on Wednesday alongside each member of the Southeastern Conference on an SEC Network special. The Wildcats will begin the season with four straight home games at Kroger Field, which includes two SEC foes in South Carolina and Georgia.
The schedule, which is a combination of four nonconference games and eight conference games, features home appointments against Southern Miss, South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Murray State and Louisville.
The road trips include stops at Ole Miss, Florida, Tennessee and Texas.
The season will begin at Kroger Field on Aug. 31 vs. Southern Miss of the Sun Belt Conference. It will mark the teams’ first meeting since UK traveled to Hattiesburg in 2017. The Wildcats then open conference play in week two against the Gamecocks, before playing host to the Georgia Bulldogs in week three. Ohio, of the Mid-American Conference, will visit Lexington in week four.
The Cats’ first road test will be in week five at Ole Miss before enjoying the first of two bye weeks (Oct. 5 and Nov. 9). UK returns home to take on Vanderbilt in week seven.
A road game vs. Florida in The Swamp is set for Oct. 19 and UK will face Auburn in Kroger Field on Oct. 26, the Cats’ first home matchup against the Tigers since 2015.
UK’s four-game November slate is highlighted with road trips to Tennessee (Nov. 2) and Texas (Nov. 23). Texas, along with Oklahoma, are joining the SEC in 2024 after spending 28 years in the Big 12 Conference. It will mark UK’s second matchup against the Longhorns and the teams’ first meeting since 1951 in Austin.
The Wildcats’ final two home games of the regular season are against intrastate rivals Murray State of the Missouri Valley Conference and Louisville of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The SEC has eliminated the divisional standings beginning in 2024 and will place the top two teams in the standings into the SEC Championship Game. Under the new division-less format, each school will play every other school a minimum of two times in a four-year period.
Early season kickoff times will be released at a later date.
2024 Kentucky Football Schedule:
Aug. 31 SOUTHERN MISS
Sept. 7 SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 14 GEORGIA
Sept. 21 OHIO
Sept. 28 at Ole Miss
Oct. 5 Open Date
Oct. 12 VANDERBILT
Oct. 19 at Florida
Oct. 26 AUBURN
Nov. 2 at Tennessee
Nov. 9 Open Date
Nov. 16 MURRAY STATE
Nov. 23 at Texas
Nov. 30 LOUISVILLE
Current season ticket holders (those who have 2023 football season tickets) will receive a renewal invoice in their My UK Account in early 2024.
For those who don’t currently have season tickets, UK Athletics is now accepting 2024 new season ticket deposits here.
Current season ticket holders who have 2023 football season tickets DO NOT need to place a deposit for 2024.
By placing a 2024 Kentucky football new season ticket deposit, fans will receive:
- A time-stamped place in line from when they place their deposit, to select seat locations in Kroger Field prior to season tickets going on sale to the general public.
- Access to the best seat locations prior to season tickets going on sale to the general public.
- One entry for each deposit placed will be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to a 2023-24 Kentucky men’s basketball home game.
- The full cost of their deposit applied directly to the seat locations they select for the 2024 season.
Deposits are non-refundable. Fans will receive more information about the upcoming season, including ticket pricing, in early 2024.
Group tickets will be available this spring for select games in 2024. To learn more about group opportunities and hosting an outing at Kroger Field, fans can reach out to the ticket sales & service team using this link or by calling (800) 928-2287, option 1.