By GUY RAMSEY, UK Athletics
LEXINGTON, Ky. – As ticket sales nationwide decline, Kentucky football is bucking the trend. With three months before kickoff, UK’s season ticket sales have already surpassed 2018 totals.
As of Thursday, Kentucky has sold 30,612 season tickets, up from the 30,212 season tickets sold in 2018. Included in that total are 3,470 new season tickets and Pocket Passes sold.
Season tickets are still available at UKFootballTix.com starting at $280 apiece. Fans are able to use the Kentucky Football Virtual Venue to view and compare available seat locations and experience a 360-degree virtual view from the seats inside Kroger Field. No-interest payment plans are available for new season ticket purchases. Additionally, the Kentucky Football Pocket Pass has returned for the 2019 season, which includes a mobile ticket to all eight home games. The first 500 Pocket Passes were sold at $225 with remaining Passes being sold at $250 each, while supplies last.
To learn more about available season ticket locations, benefits (PDF) and payment options, contact the UK Sales Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 1) or click here to request a phone call from a personal representative.
Installation is underway on new bench-backs in the North upper level at Kroger Field, the last in a series of projects to create more comfortable seating for Kentucky football games. Started in early May, the project will bring bench-back seating to all seats in sections 201-203 and 209-211 that did not previously have bench backs. In total, nearly 5,000 seats will be affected by the project, which will be completed prior to the start of the 2019 season. The project will not impact season ticket prices.
A limited number of season parking permits have been made available to football season ticket holders for 2019 starting at $320 each plus a per-permit K Fund donation that varies by lot. There is a limit of one season permit for every four season tickets purchased per account. Complete information is available here. A limited number of premium parking options are also available by calling the K Fund at (859) 257-6300.
Popular 4-Game Flex Packs went on sale in April, providing flexible game selection and pricing that enable fans to customize a plan to best fit their needs. Pricing depends on games and seating locations selected. A complete seating chart with pricing can be found here. Since 4-Game Flex Packs went on sale last month, 501 packages have been sold.
Tickets for Kentucky football’s 2019 away games are now on sale. Actual seat locations will be assigned later in July according to K Fund priority point ranking. Football season ticket holders who order by June 28 through My UK Account will have priority in the assignment process. Away-game tickets will be delivered separately from season ticket packages. Tickets will be priced as follows:
- Mississippi State (Sept. 21): $65
- South Carolina (Sept. 28): $60
- Georgia (Oct. 19): $80
- Vanderbilt (Nov. 16): $55
Single-game tickets to UK’s home games will go on sale later this summer.
Kentucky football will play eight home games this fall for the first time since 2015. The Kentucky football team finished the 2018 season ranked No. 11 in the Amway Coaches Poll, the program’s first ranking in final polls since the 1984 season and its highest since 1977.