UK Happenings

Tailgate with UK alumni and friends at Georgia on Oct. 7

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2023) — University of Kentucky football fans heading to Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, Oct. 7, can tailgate with fellow UK alumni and friends before the Wildcats take on the Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium. The UK Alumni Association will host a pregame tailgate party and pep rally 4 p.m. at Live Wire Athens, located at 227 W. Dougherty St. in Athens. 

The tailgate features a full buffet, music, giveaways and much more. Cost to attend the pregame tailgate party is $30. Admission is free for children 12 years and younger.  

Reserve your spot now.

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