Angry Fans Denied Access To UK Game

The majority of the Wildcat faithful,l who followed the team down to Atlanta didn't get to see the game, at least firsthand.

Those with tickets weren't allowed into Saturday's game, at Georgia Tech. The news didn't sit well with the thousands of fans, hoping to cheer on the Wildcats to a win.

SEC Officials only allowed school officials and family members into the game. The Georgia Tech Coliseum only holds around 9,000 people.

The SEC has promised to refund anyone who bought a ticket to the game, and didn't get to attend. The details of how those refunds will be distributed are still being worked out.

Back here in Lexington, fans cheered on the Wildcats at their favorite establishments.

Many went to different restaurants and bars around town to watch the game on big screens. Some were shocked, to see so many empty seats during the game.

"That's why they call it Catlanta at this time of year. It's crazy not to see fans going nuts at the dome. The fans really get them motivated and into the game, realizing hey, these people believe in us."

Kentucky lost to Georgia, 60-56.


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  • by nicholas Location: kentucky on Mar 18, 2008 at 08:43 PM
    Lives were lost in these storms and all u fans can do is sit back and cry about how u should just be given everything u spent right back to u. Yea ur holy beloved cats lost big deal we will still wake up in the morning unlike the others that lost their life. Basketball is a game u win some and lose some. Instead of walking out on ur team in football with half of the 4th left to play b/c u just dont think they can come back or i have also saw the same thing happen at rupp going home before its over and sometimes the booing those people need just to stay home. There is still the ncaa root them on instead of crying about this tragedy.
  • by Anonymous Location: Ky on Mar 17, 2008 at 05:36 PM
    I wander if people make fun of the shape of Jay Leno's head? It being shapped like a half moon.
  • by Anonymous Location: Ky on Mar 17, 2008 at 05:32 PM
    Ramona, What are you talking about? What is CATLANTA? and puuled? I think you're wanting something for nothing.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Mar 17, 2008 at 10:35 AM
    J - You said a mouthful! Keep preachin'!
  • by J on Mar 17, 2008 at 08:11 AM
    No wonder people all over the nation make fun of people here. First off contrary to what some people think it is a game and life will go on. You should be greatful that no one was killed in the storms instead of whining. I understand why the event was closed to the public, had it been open with that limited number of seats, some people would have been hurt or worse due to the inevitable stampede of people trying to get it, then people would have sued the SEC saying they should have been more concerned about safety. Probably some of the very people that are on here trying to have a fit.
  • by RS1 Location: winchester on Mar 17, 2008 at 06:37 AM
    First of all, it was a good thing that no one got hurt inside the arena that night. This was an out of the ordinary circumstance for sure. The SEC has agreed to refund the ticket price, and that is really all they can do. Hopefully something like this never happens again. Life is not always by the book.
  • by cat on Mar 17, 2008 at 04:17 AM
    I may be wrong, but i think that if Bradley had tried to make the shot earlier,than the last few seconds, Ky might have won.
  • by KY BUBBA Location: Hazard KY on Mar 16, 2008 at 08:18 PM
    The UK fan in the story thought she should get her gas money, hotel room money and her expenses down there? Ticket price sure no problem. But don't get silly! No wonder Jay Leno makes fun of people from KY!
  • by Fred Garvin on Mar 16, 2008 at 07:55 PM
    No Billy G lost the game for UK by telling Stephenson to goal tend the free throw causing the shot to be good an triggering a technical foul! DAWGS 60 KITTY CATS 56!
  • by Ashley Location: Whitesburg on Mar 16, 2008 at 06:28 PM
    Why is the SEC always played at the Georgie Dome?
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