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The winds of change are blowing in folks. Enjoy it. This is what 50,831 Kentucky fans look like in Commonwealth on an April afternoon for a spring scrimmage. #StoopsEffect

Article written by Ally Tucker

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38 Comments for 50,831

  1. uknbama
    11:01 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    What a beautiful sight!

  2. Stoops Troops
    11:06 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Amazing. History was made tonight folks. Hop on the Stoops train quick or you’re about to get ran the [email protected]&$ over.

  3. Mike
    11:07 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    2. What a great sight indeed…who wudda thunk it for spring ball in Lexington. Mark Stoops….you ROCK big guy…you and your complete coaching staff. This sight is even better than the body language of AP.

  4. Stoops
    11:07 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Ought to be fist pumping right now! Go man, go!

  5. Wayne's World
    11:08 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Big Blue Nation if you ain’t runnin’ with us…run from from us mothertrucker…alright?

  6. Hu??
    11:10 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    How do they know a number? They didn’t even scan tickets.

  7. D$
    11:17 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Seconded, unless they had some guy hiding with a clicker I gotta call bull$hit

  8. Charlie Strong
    11:17 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink


  9. louisfarrakhan
    11:17 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    #6 I agree this math is outtawhack! Had to be more like 52,000.

  10. math expert
    11:17 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Lets see here…
    If you take the crowd tonight and subtract the average number of comments Ally T and Kristen G get on their posts… You would have something like ~50,816.
    The #’s don’t lie. They bad.

  11. Deacon
    11:20 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    Was there and excitement better than the football. We’ ve gotta be patient and give Stoops a chance. Really lacking at skill positions especially receivers! Need help from Freshmen!

  12. Terry Blue
    11:28 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    #7 you can call it anything you like, but I was there and buddy and I guessed 50k before I even saw the announced number. Stoops, Couch, Brown, Elliott all sounded humbled by the great turnout, this should put us in the top ten Natinally for a spring game

  13. Slim
    11:36 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink


  14. SeaCat
    11:39 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    11) Deacon, sadly i agree.
    You need quarterbacks and receivers to win…
    All the other positions are just filler.

  15. rob
    11:44 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    FYI, attendance figures so far:

    Kentucky: 50,831
    Texas A&M: 45,212
    Georgia: 45,113
    South Carolina: 30,000+
    Mississippi: 28,000
    Florida: <15,000
    Vanderbilt: 14,000

    April 20th games: Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, Miss State

  16. kramer
    11:47 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    We were there, was 50k had to be or close to it, parking lots were packed full, lots of tailgating.

  17. Beverly
    11:57 pm April 13, 2013 Permalink

    of necessity, we couldn’t get to Lexington until right before gametime. We ended up having to walk from The Chandler Medical center area to the stadium – there were no spaces

  18. Si
    12:05 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    rob – 50,831 ain’t gonna mean jack when you can only win maybe 1 game in the SEC. no chance UK beats Vandy next year. good for that CATS but fans in the stands don’t win da games, players on the field is what really matters.

  19. mashburnfan1
    12:28 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    18} For first three years I will not equate wins to success for this staff. They need to be able to get their players here and teach all players their system. Now if we were in Big East or ACC we could maybe compete this or next year. In the SEC I want to see us improve individually and as a team. I want players who play their a$$ off each play. I want players that look like they know what they are doing. If this staff keeps getting the talent they have in such a short time UK will compete in the SEC within 3-5 years. My main concern right now is keeping this staff together for a while. And by the way post #18 you are an IDIOT.

  20. Rae
    12:43 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    15. How did we beat Florida? Seriously, do they care about anything?

  21. Jake_GOCATS
    12:48 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    18. Who’s to say the CATS couldn’t win more than one game in the SEC next year? Missouri and Tennessee are both at Commonwealth and are both winnable games. Plus UK tends to steal one or two in conference every year, except for last year’s trainwreck. I think UK could win 3 or 4 SEC games next year. Just my opinion. Oh by the way, I was there. At least 50,000 was there. No parking anywhere. And Jalen Whitlow played outstanding.

  22. Jeffrey
    1:01 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    @ 18: UTENN, Vandy, Mizzou, and even UGA are winnable. All it takes is the right staff to steer these kids in the right direction, what I’ve seen today in the Blue/White game was something I didn’t see for years in UK football. They actually made football plays, they actually utilize screens, I’ve actually seen better spacing in the front lines so the RB can cut right through. I actually seen better QB protection, and finally, I actually seen better hands today, that is the most important part of our air raid offense, our players now can actually CATCH THE DAMN BALL.

    All of this is the product of our coaching staff, we have a REAL coaching staff, finally.

  23. I was there
    1:13 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    For those questioning the legitimacy of the attendance numbers, there were blue jacketed men at the gates with clickers in hand. Plus, if you do the math, there are about 40,000 lower seats and 23,000 upper seats. Lower was full, upper was half full. 40,000+12,500=52,500. So, IMO, 50,831 is absolutely reasonable. Haters can hate, but in a few years, won’t be anything to hate. Go Cats!

  24. I was there
    1:15 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry, fat fingered the numbers. 40,000+11,500=51,500.

  25. i was there too
    2:01 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    lower level was not full. tons of seats. i’d say a conservative estimate was atleast 35k pushing closer to 40k.

  26. Wildcatsteeler
    2:15 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    @25 Ah how can we deny your math of “tons of empty seats?” Holds 40k. 5k empty could easily classify as “tons.” So that’s 35k without counting the upper. So we’ll trust your “my opinion sight count” over people actually counting it? Do us a favor and don’t go there anymore. Or at least don’t commment on it.

  27. BBN
    8:20 am April 14, 2013 Permalink


  28. btowncatfan
    8:27 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    I was there, I would have guessed 43,000. The lower bowl was mostly full, but there were a few empties, not many. Regardless, 50,000 or 45,000 it was great seeing an energized crowd back at commonwealth. Also many stayed in parking lot to tailgate/party. Total attendance in and around the stadium was probably close to 60,000.

  29. Pooter
    8:33 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    definitely more people there than most games year… and that’s without an opposing teams visiting section. Proud of BBN showing up last night… huge step in the right direction for cultivating a great atmosphere for football. Cant wait until September

  30. NL
    8:49 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    I love it! I’ll be anxious to hear what the recruits thought about the game

  31. he says she
    8:56 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah right 35,000. Who cares if you were there or not? Look at the picture above. CWS holds about 70,000 when completely full. The photo above was taken from the west endzone and clearly shows more than half the studium is full. The whole lower bowl is full — and by full I mean there are no areas with empty seats. Obviously, not every single seat number has a person in it, but practically full. The upper decks appear to be 2/3rds full and at least half full. The picture doesn’t lie.

    The lower bowl holds probably close to 45,000-47,000 and the upper maybe around 20,000-22,000.

    51,000 seems pretty accurate.

  32. Jack
    9:03 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    I see on FB some ‘ville fans think their sports programs are superior to UK’s. How many NCAA men’s National Championship trophies does UK have? ‘ville?????

  33. Katdaddy
    9:34 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    Is this team going to win tho?

  34. Reality
    10:19 am April 14, 2013 Permalink

    33) No.

  35. Bulldawg
    12:49 pm April 14, 2013 Permalink

    I am trying to go off on #14 for not knowing absolutely anything about football and my comment keeps awaiting mod….

  36. Truth
    1:34 pm April 14, 2013 Permalink

    #34 is probably one of those “basketball only” fans at UK who cannot deal with the fact that a football practice outdrew Midnight Madness.

  37. Truth
    1:35 pm April 14, 2013 Permalink

    #35: Change your handle and you might get quicker mod compliance.

  38. Jeffrey
    11:57 pm April 14, 2013 Permalink

    @ 14: No it all starts with the big boys, I do not care how good of a QB you are, if you can’t get rid of the ball in time, then it’s game over.

    A solid O line and a Solid D line are your foundation for success, there is a little football 101 for you.