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Cheer on the Cats as Part of Teacher Appreciation Day at Kroger Field

Home football game at Kroger Field | UK Athletics.
Home football game at Kroger Field. Photo courtesy of UK Athletics.

LEXINGTON, Ky (Oct. 4, 2019) — Following a bye this weekend, Kentucky football will return to Kroger Field at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, to host University of Arkansas in an important SEC match-up. University of Kentucky faculty and staff have a special opportunity to cheer on the Cats as part of Teacher Appreciation Day at Kroger Field.

University of Kentucky faculty and staff are able to purchase specially priced $35 tickets by visiting and using their email address. Mobile tickets will be available to access through the UK Athletics app or by logging into My UK Account from a mobile device. For assistance with accessing mobile tickets, visit This offer is only available online prior to the game.

UK will participate in the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers Week as part of Teacher Appreciation Day. Extra Yard for Teachers elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers through the implementation of programs in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for," and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for three straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.