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Vehicle Relocation Required for Blue-White Spring Game

UK football.
Photo by Britney Howard.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 6, 2022) — Kentucky football's annual Blue-White Spring Game will kickoff at Kroger Field at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9. This means that some parking permit holders will be required to relocate their vehicles to make way for an influx of Wildcat fans.

Students and employees who park in the periphery parking lots (K & EK) at Kroger Field (Red, Blue and Orange) are asked to relocate their vehicles away from these areas before 7 a.m. Saturday, April 9.

In addition, permit holders who park in the Kroger Field Green Lot (E10, C10 and R10) are asked to move their vehicles before 10 p.m. Friday, April 8.

Vehicles may be moved to most relocation areas after 3:30 p.m. Friday and must be moved back to permitted parking areas before 5 a.m. Monday, April 11. 

Campus parking options increase considerably after 3:30 p.m. on Fridays through the weekends. The following lots and structures will be available for vehicle relocation purposes after 3:30 p.m. Friday:

  • Employee intermediate lots
  • Most employee core lots
  • Cornerstone Garage (PS #5)
  • University Drive Garage (PS #1)
  • Press Avenue Garage (PS #6)
  • Rose Street Garage (PS #2)

Please pay attention to signage at the entrances to lots and structures to ensure that your vehicle is not moved into an area that is controlled for permits 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These areas include residential lots and structures and areas marked as reserved.

Students and employees who park in the University Drive Garage (PS #1), Rose Street Garage (PS #2) and Sports Center Garage (PS #7), may also notice additional traffic in those structures on game day, but permit holders in these structures are not being asked to relocate their vehicles before the game.

Likewise, University Drive will not be restricted during the Blue and White game, as it is during regular season football games.

RV Parking Areas The large Gluck Equine Center Lot and a portion of the Orange Lot will be available to UK Football recreational vehicle (RV) parking starting at 8 p.m. on the Friday before the game. 

Campus Bus Service The weekend Yellow Route will also be impacted on game day. Yellow Route buses will not travel to the congested Kroger Field area and will instead 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.

Advance Notice Parking permit holders in the Kroger Field vicinity should also be aware that an upcoming concert by Chris Stapleton, scheduled for Saturday, April 23, will require vehicle relocation. More details about relocation due to the concert will be made available soon.

If you have questions about relocating your vehicle for the Blue-White Game, please email or call UK Transportation Services at 859-257-5757.

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