UK Fans’ Game Day Information
Tickets Available: Tickets are available for Saturday’s game vs. Ole Miss, which is slated for a 6 p.m. kickoff at Commonwealth Stadium. Sideline tickets cost $29 and end zone seats are $22 each. Tickets may be purchased:
The “Cat Walk”: Fans are encouraged to greet the team when the Wildcats arrive for the “Cat Walk.” The team buses will arrive at the Nutter Field House approximately two hours and 15 minutes before the game (approx. 3:45 p.m. for the Ole Miss game) and the players will make the “Cat Walk” to their stadium entry point at Gate 1. Fans are encouraged to line up on the sidewalk and cheer the players as they enter the stadium.
Wildcat Refuge: Fans of all ages, but especially the younger Wildcats, will enjoy playing at the Wildcat Refuge, located outside the southwest corner (outside Gate 9) of Commonwealth Stadium. There are five giant inflatable games that are available two hours before kickoff. In addition to the inflatable games, there will be:
Game-Day Honorees and Events: The following people will be honored at the game:
UK Team Shop: The UK Team Shop, featuring officially licensed Wildcat apparel and merchandise, will be open outside the stadium prior to the game and will be located near the ticket booth between the Red and Green lots. There is another UK Team Shop, featuring primarily children’s clothing, in the Wildcat Refuge. Additional UK Team Shops will be located inside the stadium gates.
Get in “The Zone”: Looking for a way to entertain business clients, reward employees, or just get your tailgating group together for a good time? Then get in “The Zone,” Kentucky football’s newest entertainment center.
“The Zone” will be located outside Gate 9 of Commonwealth Stadium and will feature music, food, and Wildcat fun. “The Zone” will open two hours before each home game and all tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information and to reserve your spot in “The Zone,” call Brian Miller of Host Communications at 859-226-4678.
UK Marching Band Will Parade Around Stadium: The UK Marching Band will parade around the stadium, beginning approximately one hour prior to kickoff. The band parade will begin at and return to Gate 4.
Stadium Gates: Commonwealth Stadium gates open two hours before game time.
What You Can and Can’t Bring; Security Measures at Commonwealth Stadium: Every entry point into the stadium will have a security guard to check all bags and items entering the stadium. Once items have been approved, patrons will proceed into the stadium at ticket checkpoints. This policy is to ensure the safety of all fans and the security of the stadium and will remain the same throughout the season.
Items which cannot be brought in the stadium include artificial noisemakers, glass containers, alcoholic beverages, aluminum containers, food, portable heaters, firearms, ice chests, bags of ice, large bags, or any object considered dangerous to patrons in Commonwealth Stadium.
Banners, flags, signs, and poles are prohibited unless approved by UK Athletics.
Fans are permitted to bring in cell phones, pagers, still cameras, video cameras, small purses, binoculars, small radios, and seat cushions. Umbrellas may be brought into the stadium, but may not be opened in seating areas.
All items brought into the stadium are subject to search.
No Pass-out Checks: Per Southeastern Conference rule, no pass-out checks are issued for fans who wish to leave the stadium during the game. Anyone leaving the stadium must have a new, unused ticket to re-enter the stadium.
Elevators: Persons with disabilities will be allowed to use the suite elevators at each corner of the stadium. Golf cart shuttles will be used on the outside of the stadium to take persons to a desired gate. The press box elevator is reserved for media only.
General Parking Information: For comprehensive parking information and maps, .
Parking at the Stadium: All parking at the stadium is reserved. There is no single-game pay parking in the stadium lots. Stadium lots open at 8 a.m.
Be Ready to Give Your Parking Stub to the Attendant: Attendants at Commonwealth Stadium parking lots will collect the stubs at the bottom of parking passes. Fans are asked to detach their stub in advance and be ready to give the stub to the attendant in order to keep parking lot entry as quick as possible.
No Parking Pass? No Problem, “Touchdown Downtown” Moving Again: Fans who do not have reserved parking are advised to use the “Touchdown Downtown” LexTran shuttle service. Fans can park in several downtown lots and catch a round-trip shuttle to the stadium for $2.50 per person. “Touchdown Downtown” begins three hours prior to kickoff and runs up to game time. Return trips begin at the end of the third quarter and continue until one hour after the end of the game.
For Touchdown Downtown locations and details, call 231-7335, or visit website .
Non-Permit Parking: The UK campus areas north of Cooper Drive are available for non-permit parking on a first-come, first-served basis. Two of the best places to park are UK Parking Structure #2, located at the end of Hilltop Drive near the William T. Young Library; and UK Parking Structure #3 behind the Kentucky Clinic off Virginia Ave. and Limestone. These two parking structures are free to the public, first-come, first-served, and are approximately a 15-minute walk to Commonwealth Stadium.
In addition the new UK Parking Structure #7, on Sports Center Drive next to the UK outdoor tennis courts, is available at a cost of $10 per vehicle. It is approximately five minutes walk from the stadium.
Non-Reserved RV: The non-reserved RV lot is located on Press Avenue (off Virginia Ave.). The lot opens at 6 p.m. on Friday evenings prior to game day. Shuttle service is provided to and from the stadium.
Disabled Parking: Non-reserved disabled parking, at a cost of $10 per vehicle, is located in the Tobacco Research Building parking lot on the corner of University Drive and Cooper Drive. Shuttle buses are available for transport to the stadium.