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Commonwealth Stadium Guide A-Z

Fans are encouraged to make an early entry to Commonwealth Stadium for the games. Long lines develop at some of the stadium gates just before the the games and fans can help ease that situation by entering earlier for the games.

No SmokingSmoking – the University of Kentucky campus is completely tobacco-free.  All members of the campus community, as well as visitors, will be asked to comply with this policy, which prohibits the use of all tobacco products on all campus grounds and parking areas (cigarettes, chew, pipes, cigars, snuff, etc.)  The policy applies to Commonwealth Stadium, which began operating as a smoke-free facility in 2008.

Recycle LogoUK Athletics strives to aid and advance sustainability efforts, in both the UK Campus and Lexington communities, through recycling initiatives. We encourage every UK fan to be an active participant in this important initiative both in the parking lots and inside Commonwealth Stadium.

1700AM

Listen to Friday afternoon and Saturday Game Day traffic information on 1700AM.

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ATMS

Located next to the public elevator doors inside Gates 1, 4, 9 & 12. ATM and credit cards are now accepted at most concession stands.

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BAG POLICY

  • Each person is allowed one bag, not to exceed 13.5" by 10" by 7" in size and will be subject to a security check.
  • For security purposes, continuing in 2013, backpacks will not be permitted in Commonwealth Stadium.
  • Purses, small handbags, etc. will be permitted.
  • All bags are subject to search.

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THE CAT WALK

Begins 2 hours, 15 minutes before kickoff at the corner of Jerry Claiborne Way and College Way in front of Nutter Field House, on the northeast corner of the stadium. The student-athletes will walk down the hill and enter the stadium at Gate 1. PDF Map of the Cat Walk Route

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CHAIR BACKS

Personal chair backs are allowed as long as they are 18" or smaller in width.

Chair backs may also be rented for $7 at Commonwealth Stadium. Quantities are limited and are only available while supplies last. Sales will begin when gates open, and end when sold out or at the end of the first quarter. They are available at the upper and lower concourses at Gates 4, 9 & 12.

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CONCESSION SPECIALTIES

Various speciality concessions are available throughout Commonwealth Stadium; a list of them is available in PDF. ATM and credit cards are now accepted at most concession stands.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

In order to keep Kentucky Football games as enjoyable as possible for all, the University of Kentucky asks that all patrons respect those around them. The University of Kentucky reserves the right to remove any individual from Commonwealth Stadium who displays conduct that may endanger or disrupt players, coaches, officials or other patrons. No refunds are given in such cases.

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DISABLED GUEST SERVICES

  • Non-reserved disabled lot located at the corner of University Drive and Farm Road - first-come, first-served. $30 per vehicle.
  • Shuttle: Begins two hours before kickoff. Drop off point is Gate 9. Return shuttles begin during 3rd quarter and continue until 30 minutes after the end of the game.
  • Disabled guest golf cart available from Gate 9 to any other gate.
  • Guest Services booths are available to address any questions or concerns you may have, and are available in the following locations:
    • Inside Gate 11 on the south side of the stadium
    • Inside Gate 3 on the north side of the stadium
    • Inside Gate 6 on the west side of the stadium
    • Inside Gate 15 on the east side of the stadium

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ELEVATORS

PRESS: Located between Ramps 129 & 130 on the south lower concourse.
PUBLIC & DISABLED: Located inside Gates 1, 4, 9, and 12

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FIRST AID LOCATIONS

North side lower concourse below Section 113
South side lower concourse below Section 133
East side upper concourse next to the Northeast Elevators
West side upper concourse nest to the Southwest Elevators

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GAME FIELD

Public access to the playing field is strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to arrest and prosecution.

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GOLF CARTS

  • In the interest of safety for all guests, pedestrians, etc. continuing in 2013, guests’ golf cart use will be prohibited on the Commonwealth Stadium Complex to include all parking lots, sidewalks, streets, etc.
  • This includes motorized scooters, coolers, etc.
  • Guests are asked not to bring golf carts to the complex.

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GUEST SERVICES

  • University of Kentucky Athletics strives to ensure a positive game day experience for all fans.  While inside Commonwealth Stadium, Guest Service Desks are available to assist you with questions or concerns you may have while attending a game.  They are located inside Gates 3, 6, 11 and 15 or just look for the signs!
  • Guest Service locations inside Commonwealth Stadium provide:
    • Brochures containing maps, diagrams, and other important game day information
    • Assistance with location of seats, restrooms, ATM’s, and other areas of Commonwealth Stadium
    • Lost-child wristbands – parents may wristband their children and register contact information with guest services to facilitate a quick recovery of lost children, should the situation arise.
    • …and any other questions or concerns you may have regarding your game day experience.

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LOST AND FOUND

During the game, items will be taken to Police Assistance between ramps 107 & 108 (fans can also drop off any items found here as well). Postgame, items can be claimed by calling the UK Police Department at 257-1616.

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PETS

Pets, with the exception for service dogs, are prohibited from entering Commonwealth Stadium and surrounding parking lots/tailgating areas.

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PHONE NUMBERS (area code 859)

  • Event Management - 257-2788
  • First Aid - 323-3819
  • Football Parking - 257-3718
  • Lost & Found - via the UK Police Department 257-1616
  • Suites - 257-1757
  • Ticket Office - 257-1818
  • UK Campus Parking - 257-5757
  • UK Police - 257-1616
  • University Switch Board - 257-9000

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POLICE ASSISTANCE LOCATION

Between Ramps 107 & 108 on the north lower concourse.

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PRE GAME PARADE

The UK Band begins its parade 1 hour before kickoff. The parade will make one lap around the outside of the stadium, starting and ending at Gate 4.

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PROGRAMS

Official game programs are available prior to kick-off at all program stands throughout the concourse. Programs are also available during and after the game at all Nike Team Shop locations on the lower concourse.

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PROHIBITED ITEMS - STRICTLY ENFORCED

  • Alcohol
  • Aluminum containers
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Backpacks
  • Chairbacks larger than 18”
  • Detachable camera lens larger than 6"
  • Firearms
  • Food
  • Golf carts
  • Glass containers
  • Ice / Ice chest
  • Irritants
  • Large bags
  • Noisemakers
  • Pets (except for service dogs)
  • Portable heaters
  • Tobacco products

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PROHIBITED ITEMS - UNLESS APPROVED BY UK ATHLETICS

  • Banners
  • Flags
  • Poles / Extensions
  • Signs

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PROJECTILES

The throwing of any object is strictly prohibited. Patrons identified throwing any objects will be ejected and may be prosecuted.

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SECURITY CHECKS

For security reasons, all items are subject to search. Backpacks and large bags are prohibited. Guests may enter Commonwealth Stadium with one (1) small bag, no larger than 13.5" x 10" x 7". Bags must fit within sizing bins at all entrance gates. Arrive early and bring as few personal items as possible.

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SINGLE GAME TICKET PRICES

  • Prices for remaining games:
    • Florida - $60
    • Alabama - $75
    • Alabama State - $45
    • Missouri - $60
    • Tennessee - $60
  • UK student tickets are $5 each.
  • All ticket sales at the CWS ticket booth on game-day are cash only

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SHUTTLES

  • Check the shuttle page for information on the campus, downtown, and non-reserved/disabled shuttles.
  • If riding a shuttle, please be aware of the bag policy.

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SMOKING

No SmokingThe use of all tobacco products is prohibited inside and outside on University of Kentucky’s campus, including Commonwealth Stadium and surrounding parking lots.

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SUSTAINABILITY

SustainabilityUK Athletics strives to aid and advance sustainability efforts, in both the UK Campus and Lexington communities, through recycling initiatives. We encourage every UK fan to be an active participant in this important initiative both in the parking lots and inside Commonwealth Stadium.

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STROLLERS

Strollers may be brought into Commonwealth Stadium, provided they are a small collapsible style that can fit under a stadium seat/row without restricting ingress/egress.  Strollers are subject to search upon entering Commonwealth Stadium.

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TAILGATING

  • Parking lots open at 8:00 AM on game day.
  • Tailgate in back of your vehicle.
  • Large industrial-size cookers must be approved by UK Athletics prior to game day.  
  • Portable generators must be approved by UK Athletics for use and must have a decibel rating of 60DB or less.
  • Open flames are not permitted without prior authorization from the University Fire Marshal's office. At least one (1) five pound all-purpose fire extinguisher (ABC) must be provided by the applicant. Cooking is not permitted within tent without prior authorization of the University Fire Marshal. Charcoal and other flammables must be properly extinguished and disposed of and cannot be placed in any dumpster or trash can
  • Banners and signage recognizing businesses may not be posted on Commonwealth Stadium property unless approved by UK Athletics.
  • Caterers must have proper parking permits to be admitted.
  • No parking on any green space between the Green, Red, and Blue lots.
  • Music should be confined to your tailgate area. Any use of live bands or a DJ must be approved by UK Athletics prior to game day.
  • Tents erected on green space may be no larger than 10'X 10', unless otherwise approved by UK Athletics
  • Tents may not be erected in parking spaces unless they too have a permit
  • Fans using a tent or canopy over the tailgate of a vehicle should keep the travel lanes open for vehicular traffic.
  • UK is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Do not leave valuables unattended. University Police officers are on patrol, but they are not responsible for your site.
  • For tailgating inquiries and approvals please contact UK Event Management at ukgameday@uky.edu
  • A limited number of grass spaces are available to student groups along Cooper Drive on a reserved basis.  If students wish to reserve a tailgating space along Cooper Drive they must contact the Student Center Directors Office by Wednesday of game weeks.

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TICKETS

  • Admission: All persons entering the stadium, regardless of age, must have a reserved ticket, credential, or worker's badge.
  • Pass outs: Pass outs are not available at Commonwealth Stadium, per Southeastern Conference regulations.
  • Resale: Selling tickets in excess of face value is illegal in Kentucky. No tickets may be sold in the immediate vicinity of the ticket office.
  • Commonwealth Seating chart: View from the Seats | Commonwealth Stadium Map

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TWITTER

For real-time updates regarding game day information, follow UK Athletics-Gameday on Twitter @UKGamedayInfo

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UMBRELLAS

Umbrellas may be brought to the stadium but may not be opened in the seating areas.

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WATER

One unopened bottled water smaller than a liter will be allowed in Commonwealth Stadium.

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WILDCAT REFUGE

An area with interactive games and activities is located between the Red and Blue lots outside of Gate 9. Activities start 2 hours before kickoff.

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WILL CALL

  • Opens 2 hours before kickoff
  • Public: Outside Gate 4
  • UK Player Guest: Between Gates 1 & 2
  • Visitor Player Guest: Between Gates 3 & 4
  • Media Will Call: Southeast service gate (between Gates 11 and 12)

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