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Remember to relocate your vehicles for Wildcats 3rd home football game this Saturday

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Matt Barton | Martin-Gatton UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2023) — University of Kentucky's third consecutive home football game this season will take place this Saturday, Sept. 16, against the University of Akron. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. Please don’t forget to relocate your vehicles to make way for more Wildcat fans.

Students and employees who park in the Periphery (RK, CK and EK) parking lots at Kroger Field (Red, Blue and Orange), the Commonwealth Drive Lot, College Way East and West lots, and Wildcat Court lots, as well as Sports Center Garage (PS #7), and the Sports Center Drive lots are required to relocate their vehicles before 7 a.m. on home football game days.

In addition, Kroger Field Green Lot (E10, C10 and R10) permit holders must move their vehicles before 10 p.m. on the Friday before home football game days. Parking along University Drive is also prohibited beginning at 12:01 a.m. on game days.

Vehicles must be moved back to permitted parking areas before 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18. 

The vehicle relocation map with a complete list of relocation times can be found here. Failure to relocate your vehicle to the designated areas can result in citation or vehicle impoundment.

In addition, the large Gluck Equine Center Lot and a portion of the Orange Lot are restricted to UK Football recreational vehicle (RV) permit parking starting at 7:30 p.m. on the Friday before home football games. As a result, members of the university community who park in these lots on Fridays should avoid parking in the designated RV areas if they anticipate they will need to remain on campus beyond 7:30 p.m. See this map for details about the Orange Lot RV areas.

Individuals who will be leaving prior to 7:30 p.m. are authorized to utilize these areas; however, vehicles remaining in the restricted areas after that time will be relocated by the university to the designated vehicle relocation area, located at the southwest corner of the Orange Lot adjacent to the Orange Lot Alumni Drive exit.

If you have questions about football relocation areas or procedures, please email UK Transportation Services or call customer service center at 859-257-5757.

In addition to vehicle relocation, there are some changes to the weekend Yellow Route on home football game days. On these days, the buses do not travel to the congested Kroger Field area. Instead, they turn near University and Hospital drives and travel through all major residential areas of campus. The modified route starts two hours pre-game and continues one-hour post-game. Please see this page for more details about the Yellow Route changes.

To learn more about football game day relocation policies, relocation areas and the complete 2023 football schedule, click here.

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