Tailgating in style


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – There’s a new way to tailgate at UK football games Solid Blue fans.

The 1865 club suites have arrived and look spectacular.

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Six of these bad boys will be outside gate 9 this season.

The company (Gameday Traditions) that puts the units together for programs and events across the country worked with local architects to design the outside to look just like a horse barn…weather vein included.

Plus, there’s some more modern touches like TV’s and refrigerators built into the outside wall.

Not to mention plenty of space for 30 guests if you desire.

The inside is just as nice as the outside.

$30,000 will lock one up for the season.  $5k and you can lock it down for a single game.

One is already gone for 2016.  10 single game purchases are on the books as well.

Group game tickets and parking passes are also available for purchase with the new experience.  Tailgating food (hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas) and a personal attendant will also be offered with each rental.

Rental time is set for a 12-hour period, which can start whenever you would like on gameday.

For more info and rental dates contact Elizabeth Briggs at elizabeth.briggs@uky.edu.

See a quick tour in the video.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com