Athletic Department

Media Credentials

Credentials for working media can be requested via the Internet. Football and men's basketball should be requested through For all other sports, use the form on UK Athletics and the individual sport's SID will follow up with you.

Football Media Credentials

Credentials for working media and photographers for UK’s home football games should be requested through the Internet at this site:

Requests for season passes should be submitted no later than July 31. Requests for single games should be made as far in advance as possible. The University of Kentucky follows guidelines set by the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference in issuing credentials. On a space-available basis, season credentials are granted to daily newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and television stations that cover the UK football program on a regular basis – i.e., weekly news conferences and all home games. Because of limited space, season credentials to radio stations will be limited to one per station that employs a full-time sports director.

Credentials will not be mailed. On game day, credentials may be picked up at media will call, located between gates 11 and 12 of Commonwealth Stadium, beginning two hours prior to kickoff. Credentials may also be picked up at the Media Relations Office in the Joe Craft Center, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm.

Approved parking passes will be mailed in advance, per the outlet’s instructions listed on their credential application.

Football Photo Credentials

Photo credentials will be issued only to accredited media outlets – daily newspapers, specialized publications and television stations.

Internet Credentials

Only the official website of each participating institution and representatives of contractual rights-fee paying media will be granted access. Other media representatives not earning credentials through the criteria listed above will not be granted credentials to UK football games for the purpose of staffing a website.