UK Soccer Match v Louisville Designated an Abe Out

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Back by popular demand in 2016 after a successful debut for the Kentucky men's soccer v Louisville match two years ago, this year's in-state rivalry matchup will again be an "Abe Out."

Multiple President Abraham Lincoln-themed promotions are planned.

The match on Tuesday, Sept. 6 is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET at The Bell on the UK campus.

Admission to the game for UK fans dressed in Wildcat blue will be one penny each, with no change given. 

Additionally, a $16 Abe Lincoln bobble leg family package is available in advance of the match, while supplies last. The package includes five general admission tickets and a commemorative Abe Lincoln bobble leg. The bobble leg family package is available on UKAthletics.com (sold via ticketmaster). 

Tickets can be mailed or left in will call and the bobble-leg will be available for pickup on the night of the match. The limit is 250 packages.

Fans are also encouraged to attend the match dressed in mid-19th century attire (top hats, bow ties and puffy shirts encouraged).

The promotional campaign is built on the premise that the Wildcats were Lincoln’s team, as the 16th President of the United States was born in Kentucky.

Tuesday’s match will pit the 2-0-1 Wildcats against in-state rival Louisville (2-0-1), winner of two-straight including over No. 14 Connecticut last week.

Kentucky’s 600-plus season ticket holders can wear their 2016 Kentucky Soccer scarves to gain admission.

Parking for the match is first come first served located outside the stadium’s main entrance. Overflow parking will be available above the soccer practice pitch.

The first 250 fans in attendance will get a commemorative Kentucky v Louisville match poster. 

UK players will sign autographs on the side of the pitch following the match weather-permitting.

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