FB: Fan Day, Presented by Big O Tires, Set for Aug. 7

To protect the health and safety of UK players and staff, there will not be an autograph session this year.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK ATHLETICS) – The schedule has been set for Kentucky Football Fan Day, presented by Big O Tires, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 7.

The popular annual event will consist of an open practice inside Kroger Field, beginning at 11 a.m. Fans can begin entering the stadium, through Gates 2 and 3, at 10 a.m. Fan Day is open to the public and admission is free. Free parking will be available in the Green lot at Kroger Field.

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To protect the health and safety of UK players and staff, there will not be an autograph session this year. However, prizes, including items autographed by members of the coaching staff, will be awarded throughout the event. Players will also have the opportunity to throw special signed mini-footballs to those in attendance at the conclusion of practice.

Kentucky football schedule posters for the 2021 season presented by Kroger will be available at Fan Day. BBN Tonight’s Anna Tarullo will be joined by Kash Daniel to provide insights into the open practice as well as interviews with players and coaches live from the field. Additionally, UK’s ticket sales staff will on hand to discuss ticket packages for the 2021 season with interested fans.

Fan Day will take place a day after the opening of fall camp, the official start of preparations for the 2021 season. The Wildcats are coming off their third consecutive bowl victory, a 23-21 win over N.C. State in the Gator Bowl.

In the case of inclement weather, Fan Day will be cancelled.

Season tickets are still available at UKFootballTix.com starting at $199 apiece. To learn more about available season ticket locations, benefits and payment options, contact the UK Sales Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 1).

UK will open its season on Sept. 4 when the Wildcats host Louisiana-Monroe at noon ET at Kroger Field.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com