UK ticket prices are going up on Sunday thanks to the new state sales tax


The University of Kentucky Marching Band performs My Old Kentucky Home prior to the game against Florida on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky was defeated 28 to 27. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

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A statewide 6 percent sales tax will affect tickets to UK sporting events, UK Athletics announced in a statement Friday evening. 

All season and single-game tickets—including student tickets—will increase by at least 6 percent because of a sales tax increase that the Kentucky State Legislature passed in the spring during a contentious session, UK Athletics said in the release

According to the release, the tax will affect sales of admission to events hosted by “most non-profit organizations.” 

UK Athletics stated that all ticket prices will go up to “reflect one price inclusive of the tax.” Tickets purchased before this Sunday, July 1, will not be affected by the increase. 

Single-game football tickets, with the tax included, will go on sale on July 3 on