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UK unveils game plan for football fans

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

We're now just two days away from the UK football team's home opener.

The Cats will play Western Kentucky Saturday night at 7:30 at Commonwealth Stadium.

Fans are no doubt planning their tailgating and game day plans.

However, UK officials and Lexington city leaders say there are some things you need to know about if you're coming out to the home games this season.

UK is working with Lexington public safety officials to make sure game day will run smoothly.

We're told 250 public safety officers are working together to ensure a safe time for everybody.

There are UK workers stationed on Cooper Drive to help enfore the new rules.

Before fans head out to the game, there are some changes this season they need to be aware of.

Tow behind trailers will not be allowed within the Commonwealth Stadium complex without a separate parking permit.

People who bring a tow behind trailer, without a parking permit for it, will be directed to the nearest grass lot (Orange or Purple).

If you bring a tow behind trailer, without a parking permit, you can contact the Kfund parking office at 859-257-6300 in advance for more information.

Golf carts, scooters, and motorized coolers are prohibited this year on the Commonwealth Stadium complex.

Scooters used by people with disabilities will be permitted.

On Cooper Drive, tailgate setup and parking will not begin before noon on Fridays, when there is a game.

Beginning at noon on those Fridays, two vehicles will be allowed to parallel park outside or along a 6 foot restraining line, within each designated tailgate area.

Vehicles will be restricted from parking in any water retention ditches, flood areas, sidewalks, and otherwise marked off areas.

Hospital Drive will be closed, and will be for emergency vehicles only on game day.

No backpacks or large bags will be allowed inside Commonwealth Stadium this year.

Purses and small handbags will be allowed inside the stadium, but they will be subject to search.

People who need any kind of assistance at their seats can text the word CATS to 78247. You'll just need to include your seat location with your message.

For more game day information, click the link attached to this story.


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