UK Football Fan Day set for August 4th

All the information Solid Blue fans need to plan ahead.


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky football has set a date for Fan Day, with the popular annual event to take place on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Fan Day will kick off with an autograph session at Nutter Field House from 9-10:15 a.m. All UK players and coaches, including head coach Mark Stoops, will be available for autographs. Following the autograph session, fans are invited to an open practice starting at 11 a.m. at the Joe Craft Football Training Facility practice fields.

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In the case of inclement weather, the autograph session will go on as planned and information about the open practice will be announced the morning of Fan Day.

Fan Day is open to the public and admission is free. Free parking will be available in the Texas Roadhouse Blue, Texas Roadhouse Green and Texas Roadhouse Red lots surrounding Kroger Field.

Kentucky football schedule posters for the 2018 season presented by Kroger will be available at Fan Day. Additionally, UK’s ticket office staff will on hand to discuss ticket packages for the 2018 season with interested fans.

Fan Day will coincide with the opening of fall camp as the Wildcats prepare for the 2018 season. Kentucky will feature a talented group of returners from last year’s team, which reached a second consecutive bowl for the first time in seven years, including Benny Snell Jr., Josh Allen, C.J. Conrad and Mike Edwards.

Season tickets remain available at for $329 apiece with corresponding K Fund donations attached. Fans are able to use the Kentucky Football Virtual Venue to view and compare available seat locations and see a 360-degree virtual view from the seats inside Kroger Field. Payment plans will be available for new purchases and renewals.

Public season-ticket packages in Sections 201-203 and 209-211 are $254 apiece. Fans can view a seating chart with the various pricing levels here. The Kentucky Football Pocket Pass will also return for the 2018 season, which includes a mobile ticket to all seven home games for a discounted price of $217 while supplies last.

Kentucky will host Central Michigan for the Wildcats’ season and home opener on Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. at Kroger Field.

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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