Have you ever felt like you were in danger while tailgating at Commonwealth Stadium? Well, have no fear, the Game Day Task Force is here! Today, UK President Eli Capilouto and Lexington mayor Jim Gray announced the creation of the Task Force, which will strive to create a “classy, safe, and fun” environment for Cats fans to enjoy on game day. What does that mean, exactly?
– C-A-T-S isn’t just a chant, it’s an acronym! “Cats Always Tailgate Safely.” Can’t remember that? Don’t worry, the task force will post “C-A-T-S” signs around Commonwealth Stadium to remind you.
– Class it up, folks. Mitch Barnhart also spoke at the press conference, and wants to make Commonwealth Stadium a classy place to tailgate for visiting teams (except on the field, of course). Tailgaters will be required to wear smoking jackets and put leather bound books next to their spread.
– Other local leaders are in on the fun as well. Lexington Chief of Police Ronnie J. Bastin says security will be tighter and that new personnel will “know what to look for.” Uh oh. Underage drinking and public intoxication will be a primary focus for police. You know what that means: use a solo cup.
– Don’t worry: there are NO changes to the traffic patterns around the stadium.
– However, there are all sorts of new policies regarding trailers, smoking, and bans on “motorized vehicles,” which yes, sadly includes motorized coolers. 🙁
– Hey, clean up after yourselves before you leave. UK student volunteers have to clean up your mess if you don’t.
– Got a problem? Text CATS to 78247 with your message and seat location. Stadium personnel will respond to your problem accordingly. FYI: being out of Diet Coke is not considered a legit problem. I tried that at a Titans game once.
UKAA set up a nice little website outlining the changes to game day policies; it also includes all the information you could need about getting to Commonwealth on Saturday.