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Construction at UK to impact football game parking

First home game is at noon on Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2014) — A new school year at the University of Kentucky means football season is set to begin. But with construction taking place around campus and the first home game scheduled for noon on Saturday, there are several changes that will impact parking on game days.

Commonwealth Stadium
Commonwealth Stadium

One of the biggest changes is that construction will close Gates 10 and 11, meaning all fans entering through the south side will use Gates 7, 9, 12 & 14. Additionally, tunnels leading to Sections 139 & 140 will be closed and the lower east concourse has narrowed, due to construction in the east end zone.

In addition to stadium construction, an ongoing flood mitigation project also is impacting game-day operations in areas near the stadium.

As for parking, many season-ticket holders were reassigned to new lots this offseason. Fans are encouraged to display their parking permit when they leave their homes, enabling traffic personnel to efficiently sort and direct vehicles approaching the complex.


  • Non-permit parking options in Parking Structures 2, 3 and 6 are still available and there will be an increase in the number of shuttles servicing these options
  • Downtown parking and shuttle services are also viable options
  • Stadium seating capacity is slightly reduced for this year and future seasons