Threat causes EKU to cancel musical, move Thursday night's football game to Georgetown College

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - A threat found Sunday night in a bathroom on Eastern Kentucky University's campus prompted campus officials to cancel a musical scheduled for Wednesday night and move Thursday night's football game to Georgetown College.

A university spokeswoman issued to statements about the change in plans Wednesday. The presentation of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” was scheduled for Wednesday night at the EKU Center for the Arts. The center will issue refunds immediately, and there are no plans to reschedule the performance, according to a release.

The university also made arrangements to move the football game against Tennessee Tech University from Roy Kidd Stadium to Toyota Stadium at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Director of Athletics Steve Lochmueller said in a release.

Both decisions came after EKU President Michael Benson announced the closing of all EKU campuses for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday due to a security threat on campus. This decision was made to allow law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation of the continuing threat and ensure the safety of the campus community.

The Colonels and Golden Eagles will kick off their game at 7 p.m. at Toyota Stadium. This facility was once the home to the Cincinnati Bengals' Summer Training Camp. It now serves as the home to Georgetown College football, Georgetown College men's and women's soccer, Scott County High School football and Scott County High School boys' and girls' soccer.

All previously issued tickets will be honored at the game. All seating will be general admission, there will not be any reserved seats.


For more information, contact the Center at 859-622-7469. The Center’s box office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.