UK Soccer Announces Modified Gameday Fan Information
Aug. 9, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Due to the ongoing construction of the $7.7 million renovations to the UK Soccer Complex, University of Kentucky soccer fans will experience some slight modifications to the game day experience during the 2013 season.
The first doubleheader of the season will be on Aug. 30 as the women will face off against Eastern Kentucky, with the men’s team kicking off its home season against Wright State at 7:30 p.m. ET.T he home slate will open with the women’s team taking on the Utah Utes out of the PAC-12 on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
All fans will be admitted into all games for the 2013 season for free for the duration of the season. Fans will also be allowed to re-enter the complex after initial entrance.
Seating will be all general admission for the season and seating will all be located behind the team benches on the grassy area opposite the construction site. Fans will be invited to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the action. There will also be seating located behind the goals on each side of the facility, similar to years past.
Construction will be ongoing for most of the season, and the grandstand side of the facility will be shut down for the entirety of the season. Only credentialed members of the UK staff will be allowed over to that side of the complex.
All fans will be entering and exiting the facility using the existing student entrance located between the game field and the practice field. The existing entrance main gate will be shut down and fans will not be able to enter the facility through those gates, as they will be closed during the construction process.
Fans will be able to park in one of three locations for the season. The first-arriving fans will receive access to the gravel lot located directly across the main gate. Once that lot is filled, fans will be directed to park in the lot that borders the practice field off of College Way. In addition, similar to softball parking in 2013, there will be parking on the west side of College Way in the grassy area between the soccer/softball complex and Commonwealth Stadium. When there are no further available spots, fans will park in select lots of Commonwealth Stadium, which is in walking distance of the UK Soccer Complex. Parking lots will open three hours prior to gametime. Handicapped parking will remain as seasons past, as they will be able to park near the main gate in the paved lot.
Junior Wildcat Club
All members of the Junior Wildcat Club will still receive special access and privileges on their two select homes games in 2013. The JWC will hold their first soccer event when the women’s team takes on Tennessee on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The men’s game featuring the Junior Wildcat Club will be Oct. 23 against Tulsa at 7:00 p.m. ET.
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