UK football fan day to be held August 9

Cats on Cats. The blue team lines up on offense across from the white team. in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, April, 13, 2013. Photo by James Holt | Staff

Staff report | @KyKernelSports

UK football fans will have the chance to meet players and watch the team practice at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday, Aug. 9, at the 2013 UK football fan day.

Proceedings get underway at 6 p.m. when players will spend an hour and 15 minutes sign autographs for fans on the main concourse.

During this time fans will be able to gain access to the field to take photos.

At 7:30 p.m. the players will take to the field for an open practice, which will be followed by a fireworks display. Free posters and schedules for the 2013 season will also be distributed to fans beginning at 5:30 p.m. at gates 1, 4, 9 and 12.

Both parking and entrance to the event is free.

 The Cats’ 2013 season gets underway at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 when they take on Western Kentucky University at LP Field in Nasheville, Tenn., when t