Expect congestion but anticipate a new experience come game day

By Joshua Huff [email protected] With the first UK football game just days away, the University of Kentucky and the city of Lexington have teamed up to issue a few announcements for fans attending the first game of the year on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. against UL-Lafayette.

  • Directions for season-ticket holders who were reassigned new parking permits can find specific directions included with their season ticket books.
  • Fans are encouraged to display their parking permit before they arrive at Commonwealth Stadium.
  • New permits for 2015 are: Silver – located off of Farm road, accessible via University Dr.; The Arboretum, located off of Alumni Dr., accessible via Tates Creek.
  • Non-permit parking is available on Cooper Dr., on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon on Fridays. Additional non-permit parking is available in Parking Structures no. 2, 3 and 6.
  • LexTran will not operate the UK Football Express Campus and Downtown shuttles for the 2015 season, but all regular LexTran routes will operate on game day.
  • Fans need to be aware that they are allowed to enter the stadium with one small bag, no larger than 13.5” x 10” x 7”. The bags must fit within sizing bins at all entrance gates.
  • Tune into 1700 AM for traffic flow updates.
  • For UK’s first Thursday-night game on Oct. 15 against Auburn, fans can go to uky.edu/thursday for game day information.
  • Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the proceedings: come early.

As with any new project complications are bound to arise because of unfamiliarity and continued construction. UK and city officials, however, have set up measures for fans that will make the game day transition easier. First and foremost, fans need to come early, as traffic will be an issue. “Take time, it is going to be congested,” Lexington Police Chief Joe Monroe said. “There is going to be traffic issues. Our role is to get you into the stadium and on to campus as quick as

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