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UK’s Citrus Bowl allotment sold out; Jordan Jones ineligible for bowl game

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s allotment of 9,000 VRBO Citrus Bowl tickets is sold out. Fans still wishing to purchase tickets may do so through by visiting UKathletics.com/bowl or CitrusBowlOrlando.com.

“We are excited our Wildcats will have the kind of fan support they deserve at the Citrus Bowl after such an incredible season,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “The unmatched passion of the best fans in America continues to make Kentucky an appealing choice for any bowl game. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with the Big Blue Nation in Orlando.”

All Kentucky football season ticket holders and eligible K Fund donors who placed a Citrus Bowl request during the priority request period (Oct. 30 – Nov. 29) received tickets through Kentucky’s allotment in the Field Level, Plaza Level or Open-Air Club, with a very limited number of CenterState Club access tickets also allocated. Remaining Plaza and Terrace level tickets in Kentucky’s allotment were sold through on a first-come, first-serve basis to the public through an on-sale that began on Dec. 3. A map of seating locations made available through Kentucky’s allotment can be found here.

 

Kentucky will be located on the East sideline of Camping World Stadium.

The No. 14 Wildcats (9-3) will face off against No. 12 Penn State Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. in UK’s first New Year’s Day bowl appearance in 20 years. Kentucky will be looking to cap its most successful season in four decades with a victory over the Big Ten’s Nittany Lions.

Kentucky is led by linebacker Josh Allen, running back Benny Snell Jr. and offensive lineman Bunchy Stallings, all of whom earned All-America recognition last week. Allen, UK’s all-time sacks leader, also claimed the Chuck Bednarik Award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Lott IMPACT Trophy and announced he will play in the bowl game in spite of being projected as a top NFL Draft pick. Snell, meanwhile, sits 107 yards shy of becoming UK’s all-time leading rusher heading into the Citrus Bowl.

Jordan Jones Ineligible

Kentucky senior linebacker Jordan Jones, one of UK’s best players the last three seasons, will not play in the Citrus Bowl meaning his career at UK is over. Kentucky Sports Radio reported Tuesday that he was ineligible for the bowl game.

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